Cost of Living in South El Monte, CA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1943
$4452
🛋️ Without rent
$722
$2353
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1221
$2099
🍽️ Food
$528
$1375
🚐 Transport
$55.5
$150
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3750
😀 Quality of life
69
🏙️ Population
20.1K

The average cost of living in South El Monte is $1943, which is in the top 13% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1163rd out of 9294 in our global list, 1044th out of 2202 in the United States, and 223rd out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $3750, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 2534th (TOP 27%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 667th best city to live in the United States, and 152nd most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 20.1K, South El Monte is the 2082nd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 27 km Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field)
😷 Air quality Moderate 15.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 31 University of Southern California
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Prices in South El Monte

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$59.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.98
 Cappuccino
$4.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1238
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1000
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2223
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1778
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4472
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2517
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$56.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.53
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.09
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.2
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.43
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.39
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.91
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$949
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13248

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