Cost of Living in Pasadena, CA

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$3251
$7394
🛋️ Without rent
$862
$2937
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$2388
$4457
🍽️ Food
$616
$1600
🚐 Transport
$58.1
$158
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$6129
😀 Quality of life
73
🏙️ Population
139K

The average cost of living in Pasadena is $3251, which is in the top 0.6% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 54th out of 9294 in our global list, 42nd out of 2202 in the United States, and 27th out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $6129, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 1448th (TOP 16%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 351st best city to live in the United States, and 89th most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 139K, Pasadena is the 212th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 21 km Bob Hope Airport
😷 Air quality Good 11.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 24 University of Southern California
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Prices in Pasadena

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$64.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$9.51
 Cappuccino
$4.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2451
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2062
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4491
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4030
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$160
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$246
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$89.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6338
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6761
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$52
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.22
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$4.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.18
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.75
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.89
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$18.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$128
💇 Haircut, simple
$24
👖 Brand Jeans
$90.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1631
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15060

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