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Cost of Living in Los Angeles | California

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2669
$5931
🛋️ Without rent
$963
$3120
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1706
$2811
🍽️ Food
$552
$1439
🚐 Transport
$232
$595
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4608
🏙️ Population
3.98M

The average cost of living in Los Angeles is $2669, which is in the top 1% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 55th out of 9294 in our global list, 48th out of 2202 in the United States, and 32nd out of 319 in the California.

The median after-tax salary is $4608, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 135th (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 43rd best city to live in the United States, and 6th most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 3.98M, Los Angeles is the 2nd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport17 kmJack Northrop Field Hawthorne Municipal Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate12.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank12University of California - Los Angeles
Cost of living in Los Angeles infographic

Prices in Los Angeles

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.49
☕ Cappuccino
$4.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.3

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.32
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.7
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.04
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.05

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$93.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.03

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1956
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1457
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3224
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2457
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$94.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$145
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$55.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.06%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7867
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5251

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$143
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1077
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22038

Los Angeles Cost of Living comparison