Cost of living in Mountain View, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Mountain View, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $7,444
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $5,029
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List of prices in Mountain View, California, United States. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.66
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.17
12 eggs, large $4.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.62
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.76
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.98
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $19
2 liters of coca-cola $1.97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $3.35
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $4,417
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $3,703
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $235
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,723
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $2,466
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $170
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $46
40” flat screen tv $432
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $126
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $34
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $51
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $52
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $99
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $126
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $24,133
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.00
Monthly ticket public transport $142
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $23
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $25
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $72
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.27
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.31
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.73
Tube of toothpaste $1.91
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $60
2 tickets to the movies $26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $272
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $104
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district $69
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $9
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 173 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: March 06, 2021

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