Cali vs Los Angeles - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali Los Angeles
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$2975
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1353
$6193
🏠 One person rent
$204
$1911
🏘️ Family rent
$350
$2725
🍽️ Food expenses
$189
$621
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.7
$260
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$349
$5327
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
45
99
😀 Quality of life
54
92
🏙️ Population
2.47M
3.9M

The cost of living in Cali is 82% less expensive than in Los Angeles. Cities ranked 8159th and 39th ($539 vs $2975) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 6th and 31st in Colombia and the United States, respectively. Check Colombia vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 1.8 months in Los Angeles. Cali ranked 3rd best city to live in Colombia vs Los Angeles ranked 11th in the United States, while ranked 5946th and 64th among best cities to live in the world.

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Cali Los Angeles
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.78
$17.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11.7
$74.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.47
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.89
$7.96
 Cappuccino
$1.8
$5.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.65
$2.7
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$227
$2166
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$134
$1644
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$390
$3759
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$254
$2194
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.2
$100
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.1
$156
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.5
$63.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.05%
5.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$834
$9200
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$843
$6049
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.52
$1.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$101
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.34
$17.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.68
$1.46
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.93
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.87
$2.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$3.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.84
$4.78
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.88
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.48
$12.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$18.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.66
$4.47
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$1.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$3.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$3.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$2.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$2.23
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$1.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.23
$2.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.7
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.79
$3.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.71
$10.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.82
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.75
$7.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.78
$4.87
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.53
$2.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.6
$53.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.47
$16.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.8
$121
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.64
$30.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.9
$59.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.6
$103
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$161
$1420
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4075
$23021

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Cities near Cali

Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$453
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$420
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$372
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$330
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$357
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$396
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$382
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$421
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$415
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$380
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$344
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$519
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$349
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$407
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$436
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$380
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$458
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$676
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$428
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$420
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$479
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$662
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$388
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$428
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$385
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$559
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$382
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$669
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$816
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$443
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$325
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$408
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$425
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$641
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$425
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$431
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$439
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$685
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$620
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$463

Cities near Los Angeles

Distance City Cost of living
8.1 km or 5 mi Huntington Park
$2070
8.9 km or 5.5 mi Maywood
$2007
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Florence-Graham
$2024
10 km or 6.2 mi Bell
$2018
10 km or 6.2 mi Monterey Park
$2412
11 km or 6.6 mi Alhambra
$2664
11 km or 6.6 mi South Pasadena
$2010
11 km or 7 mi Cudahy
$2013
12 km or 7.6 mi San Gabriel
$2025
12 km or 7.7 mi Bell Gardens
$2027
12 km or 7.8 mi West Hollywood
$3195
13 km or 7.8 mi Montebello
$2019
13 km or 8 mi South Gate
$2027
13 km or 8.2 mi Glendale
$2261
14 km or 8.8 mi Inglewood
$2026
15 km or 9 mi Beverly Hills
$1935
15 km or 9.1 mi Lynwood
$2022
15 km or 9.3 mi Rosemead
$2009
15 km or 9.5 mi Culver
$2008
15 km or 9.6 mi Pasadena
$2517
16 km or 9.9 mi Pico Rivera
$2013
16 km or 10 mi Burbank
$2847
16 km or 10 mi Downey
$2010
17 km or 11 mi Compton
$2032
18 km or 11 mi La Canada Flintridge
$2019
18 km or 11 mi Hawthorne
$1951
18 km or 11 mi Temple
$2019
18 km or 11 mi South El Monte
$2009
18 km or 11 mi West Whittier-Los Nietos
$2009
18 km or 11 mi Paramount
$2026
19 km or 12 mi Gardena
$2024
20 km or 12 mi El Monte
$2019
21 km or 13 mi Lawndale
$2006
21 km or 13 mi Arcadia
$1949
21 km or 13 mi Bellflower
$2032
22 km or 14 mi Norwalk
$2485
22 km or 14 mi Santa Monica
$3211
22 km or 14 mi Whittier
$2021
23 km or 15 mi Manhattan Beach
$2160
24 km or 15 mi Carson
$2099