Cost of Living in El Centro, CA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1725
$4624
🛋️ Without rent
$832
$2631
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$892
$1993
🍽️ Food
$630
$1628
🚐 Transport
$46
$121
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$903
😀 Quality of life
48
🏙️ Population
42.6K

The average cost of living in El Centro is $1725, which is in the top 23% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2134th out of 9294 in our global list, 1890th out of 2202 in the United States, and 315th out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $903, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 6318th (TOP 68%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2201st best city to live in the United States, and 319th most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 42.6K, El Centro is the 1042nd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 5 km Imperial County Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1509 Autonomous University of Baja California
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Prices in El Centro

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$18.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$59.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.93
 Cappuccino
$6.02
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.21
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$825
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$679
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1908
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1713
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$102
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$82.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4511
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2509
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$57.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.92
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.91
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.99
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$67.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$116
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$942
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13114

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