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Cost Of Living in California, US

California is of one the top city in US, the city is also known for its culture, traditions and job opportunities that welcomes expats & students for jobs and education. However average Cost of living in California for family is $2625 for students is $2990 and for bachelor is $0.

As per the data from our users on costoffling.com website, rental expenses for family is $2000 for students is $2500 and for bachelor is $0. Cost of living in California greatly dependent on where you live, an average rent for a flat/house in normal area $1200 per month.

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Accomodation Cost
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Rent for House / Apartment
$3500 $2000 $1600
AirBnB (1 day)
$260 $200 $160
Studio Apartment
$2000 $1500 $1000
Co-working Space
$1200 $800 $450
PG
$1500 $900 $700
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Utility Bills
Internet
$90
DTH
$30
Electricity
$100
Water
$50
Landline
$30
Gas
$50
Mobile
$45
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Food
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Cappuccino
$6 $4 $3
Pizza
$16 $11 $8
KFC
$36 $24 $19
McDonalds
$10 $8 $5
Sandwich
$6 $4 $3
Burger
$7 $5 $4
Coke/Pepsi
$4 $3 $2
Meal
$16 $12 $8
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Primary Food
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Rice (1 lb)
$7 $4 $3
Bread (1 lb)
$5 $3 $2
Milk (1 gallon)
$4 $2 $1
Cheese (1 lb)
$16 $10 $6
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Grocery
Chicken (1 lb)
$15
Meat (1 lb)
$18
Eggs (12)
$4
Fish (1 lb)
$19
Beef (1 lb)
$8
Tomato (1 lb)
$17
Potato (1 lb)
$5
Onion (1 lb)
$5
Lettuce (1 head)
$3
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Fruits
Apple (1 lb)
$4
Orange (1 lb)
$3
Banana (1 lb)
$3
Grapes (1 lb)
$3
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Kids Education
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Day Care
$1500 $800 $500
N to 1
$1500 $800 $500
1 to 5
$20000 $17000 $12000
6 to 10
$23000 $20000 $18000
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Transportation
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Cab
$5 $4 $3
Train
$3 $2 $1
Bus
$3 $2 $1
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Liquor
Wine
$15
Beer
$4
Whisky
$58
Rum
$14
Vodka
$4
Cigarettes (1 Pack)
$9
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Automobiles
SUV
$19995
Audi
$36000
Benz
$52200
BMW
$52050
Petrol/Gasoline (1 gallon)
$8
Diesel (1 gallon)
$4
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Mobiles ( Latest )
Avg Models
$320
Apple
$649
OnePlus
$479
Samsung
$500
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Cost Of Living for Student in California

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Rent
$2500 $2000 $1400
Food
$20 $13 $10
Phone
$400 $350 $200
Internet
$70 $50 $35
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Cost Of Living for Bachelor

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Rent
$12000 $7000 $5000
Food
$15 $12 $8
Phone
$400 $350 $200
Internet
$55 $45 $30
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Cost Of Living for Couple

Premium Normal Lower
Rent
$2000 $1200 $700
Food
$170 $150 $100
Phone
$400 $350 $200
Internet
$55 $45 $30

The above record is summarized from data provided by users and various references from internet. So the values may vary little lower or higher from the actual values. Hence this may not be a real signal.

  • saanvi kaur

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    Rating: 5 / 5
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    Let me add one more insight for Washington. minimum amount for food is $380.95 per month. Basic utilities will cost $120.37 per month

  • Sravs M

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    Rating: 4 / 5
    Pros

    Very useful information.

  • sam

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    Rating: 3 / 5
    Pros

    Very useful site. Great work.

  • Bindu

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    Rating: 3 / 5
    Pros

    Why the costs are so expensive

  • akarsha

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Great website and pretty useful information. Yes in US education is free but ofcourse the tuition fee for school kids ranges depending upon the college.

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