Cost of living in Santa Cruz, California, United States

Summary of cost of living in Santa Cruz, California

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,463
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,467
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List of prices in Santa Cruz, California, United States. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.81
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.04
12 eggs, large $4.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.11
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.88
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.76
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of coca-cola $2.10
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $3,050
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,347
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $145
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,040
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,850
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $72
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $52
40” flat screen tv $357
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $111
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $26
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $53
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $50
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $87
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $149
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,053
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.97
Monthly ticket public transport $60
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) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $16
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $198
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.28
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.19
Tube of toothpaste $2.47
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $44
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $138
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $92
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.44
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $431
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.22
1 month of gym membership in business district $52
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 98 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: July 12, 2020

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