Cost of living in Santa Ana, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Santa Ana, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,264
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,101
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Santa Ana, California
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.82
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.04
12 eggs, large $3.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.03
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.76
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.09
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.09
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of coca-cola $2.42
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.41
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,482
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,087
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $230
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,160
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,716
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $119
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $43
40” flat screen tv $269
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $121
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $39
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $153
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $26,063
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.09
Monthly ticket public transport $65
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $96
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.97
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.88
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.41
Tube of toothpaste $1.88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $22
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $53
2 tickets to the movies $31
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $146
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $96
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $564
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.65
1 month of gym membership in business district $39
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $9
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 49 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 29, 2022

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