Cost of living in Santa Ana, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Santa Ana, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,540
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,360
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Santa Ana, California
Current as of Mar 2024.

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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) $10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.92
12 eggs, large $3.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.05
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.75
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.60
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $2.46
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.78
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,664
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,403
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $247
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,233
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,683
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $137
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $41
40” flat screen tv $319
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $165
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $47
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $46
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $89
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $134
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $25,389
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.09
Monthly ticket public transport $60
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $20
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $17
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $112
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $5.10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $11
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.86
Tube of toothpaste $2.36
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $22
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $42
2 tickets to the movies $31
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $150
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $84
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.74
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $488
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.63
1 month of gym membership in business district $43
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $11
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 81 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: March 05, 2024

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