Cost of living in Irvine, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Irvine, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,464
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,471
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List of prices in Irvine, California, United States. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.99
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.11
12 eggs, large $3.99
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.74
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.14
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.82
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.85
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $1.93
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.95
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $3,217
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,166
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $182
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,214
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,541
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $135
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $47
40” flat screen tv $290
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $151
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $26
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $40
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $44
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $101
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $141
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,965
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.97
Monthly ticket public transport $80
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $31
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $16
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $93
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.07
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.65
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.11
Tube of toothpaste $2.33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $23
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $49
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $142
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $85
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.81
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $427
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district $41
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 235 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: May 12, 2021

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