Cost of Living in Santa Rosa, CA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2882
$6297
🛋️ Without rent
$941
$3067
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1940
$3230
🍽️ Food
$727
$1890
🚐 Transport
$69.3
$188
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3880
😀 Quality of life
65
🏙️ Population
178K

The average cost of living in Santa Rosa is $2882, which is in the top 0.4% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 38th out of 9294 in our global list, 30th out of 2202 in the United States, and 23rd out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $3880, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months. Ranked 4207th (TOP 45%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1506th best city to live in the United States, and 251st most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 178K, Santa Rosa is the 155th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 12 km Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 7.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1465 Sonoma State University
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Prices in Santa Rosa

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$23.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$101
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.32
 Cappuccino
$4.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.93
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1789
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1700
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2975
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2923
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$208
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$87.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4421
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4363
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$56.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.64
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$4.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.37
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1204
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$21790

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