Cost of Living in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1936
$4466
🛋️ Without rent
$724
$2358
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1212
$2109
🍽️ Food
$530
$1378
🚐 Transport
$55.7
$150
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3737
😀 Quality of life
57
🏙️ Population
21.4K

The average cost of living in South Lake Tahoe is $1936, which is in the top 17% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1588th out of 9294 in our global list, 1467th out of 2202 in the United States, and 283rd out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $3737, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 5558th (TOP 60%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2071st best city to live in the United States, and 301st most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 21.4K, South Lake Tahoe is the 2028th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 5 km Lake Tahoe Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 23.5 µg/m³
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Prices in South Lake Tahoe

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$59.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.09
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.99
 Cappuccino
$4.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.97
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1257
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$986
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2231
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1789
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$164
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.06%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4505
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2516
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$56.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.8
 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
$2.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.06
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.2
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$946
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13325

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