Cost of Living in Downey, CA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2241
$4718
🛋️ Without rent
$744
$2608
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1497
$2109
🍽️ Food
$525
$1365
🚐 Transport
$69
$177
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4239
😀 Quality of life
72
🏙️ Population
114K

The average cost of living in Downey is $2241, which is in the top 3% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 290th out of 9294 in our global list, 225th out of 2202 in the United States, and 92nd out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $4239, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 1501st (TOP 16%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 261st best city to live in the United States, and 53rd most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 114K, Downey is the 275th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 14 km Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field)
😷 Air quality Good 11.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 31 University of Southern California
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Prices in Downey

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$59.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5
 Cappuccino
$3.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.42
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1244
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1348
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2234
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1796
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$160
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$65.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4699
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2552
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$99.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.42
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.23
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.98
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$17
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1073
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29865

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