Cost of Living in Bakersfield, CA

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1800
$4401
🛋️ Without rent
$788
$2620
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1013
$1781
🍽️ Food
$565
$1469
🚐 Transport
$80
$219
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3516
🏙️ Population
347K

The average cost of living in Bakersfield is $1800, which is in the top 8% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 710th out of 9294 in our global list, 487th out of 2202 in the United States, and 145th out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $3516, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months. Ranked 182nd (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 64th best city to live in the United States, and 11th most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 347K, Bakersfield is the 57th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport5 kmMeadows Field
😷 Air qualityModerate20.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank2171California State University - Bakersfield
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Prices in Bakersfield

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.95
☕ Cappuccino
$4.15
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$888
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$756
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1547
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1460
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$209
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$94.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.67%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3645
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1458

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$41.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.83
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.5
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.14
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.8
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$121
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$76.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1011
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19803