Cost of Living in Walnut Creek, CA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2869
$5465
🛋️ Without rent
$803
$2998
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$2067
$2467
🍽️ Food
$575
$1498
🚐 Transport
$68.4
$187
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5390
😀 Quality of life
72
🏙️ Population
70.1K

The average cost of living in Walnut Creek is $2869, which is in the top 0.4% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 41st out of 9294 in our global list, 33rd out of 2202 in the United States, and 24th out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $5390, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 1560th (TOP 17%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 280th best city to live in the United States, and 55th most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 70.1K, Walnut Creek is the 570th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 25 km Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 8.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 5 University of California - Berkeley
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Prices in Walnut Creek

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$83
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.04
 Cappuccino
$4.58
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2099
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1831
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3316
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1952
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$175
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8063
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7440
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$4.47
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$59.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.72
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.22
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.41
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.7
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.59
🚬 Cigarette pack
$11.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$64.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$110
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$85.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2005
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$30242

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