Cost of Living in Chula Vista, CA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2696
$6064
🛋️ Without rent
$752
$2563
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1944
$3501
🍽️ Food
$529
$1386
🚐 Transport
$87.2
$236
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3629
😀 Quality of life
70
🏙️ Population
275K

The average cost of living in Chula Vista is $2696, which is in the top 0.9% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 79th out of 9294 in our global list, 66th out of 2202 in the United States, and 43rd out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $3629, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months. Ranked 2189th (TOP 24%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 528th best city to live in the United States, and 115th most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 275K, Chula Vista is the 81st largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 9 km Brown Field Municipal Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 13.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 316 San Diego State University
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Prices in Chula Vista

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$18.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$79.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.02
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.02
 Cappuccino
$4.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1913
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1740
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3381
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3251
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$105
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$64.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.58%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$13505
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3071
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$57.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.64
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.55
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.34
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.93
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.91
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$110
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1406
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14500

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