Cost of Living in Chico, CA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2206
$5071
🛋️ Without rent
$821
$2632
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1385
$2440
🍽️ Food
$608
$1577
🚐 Transport
$69.5
$196
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3398
😀 Quality of life
58
🏙️ Population
101K

The average cost of living in Chico is $2206, which is in the top 3% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 320th out of 9294 in our global list, 250th out of 2202 in the United States, and 97th out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $3398, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 5488th (TOP 59%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2052nd best city to live in the United States, and 297th most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 101K, Chico is the 333rd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 58 km Red Bluff Municipal Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 13.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1312 California State University - Chico
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Prices in Chico

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.96
 Cappuccino
$4.14
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1506
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1079
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2391
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2063
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$161
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$251
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$59.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3609
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2555
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$43.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$27.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.64
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.62
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.58
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$20.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.87
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$53.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1124
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10651

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