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Cost of Living in Sacramento

Cost of living in Sacramento is 17.74% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 959.06$ and for four person family at 3,463.88$ (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $ 12.00-16.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 45.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 6.50-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $ 2.50-6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $ 3.50-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.03 $ 3.49-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.80 $ 1.50-2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.65 $ 2.70-4.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.82 $ 2.00-4.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.11 $ 0.45-2.00
Eggs (12) 3.70 $ 3.00-4.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.99 $ 3.90-6.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.91 $ 3.99-8.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.93 $ 5.85-10.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.56 $ 0.99-2.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.57-1.50
Oranges (1 lb) 1.79 $ 0.99-2.05
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 $ 1.29-3.50
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $ 0.79-1.99
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 $ 0.39-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.92 $ 1.59-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 $ 1.49-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 10.00-14.99
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $ 1.50-2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.92 $ 1.75-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $ 5.50-6.50
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.00-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 85.00-110.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 $ 4.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00-3.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $ 25.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.78 $ 2.40-3.39
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,350.00 $ 21,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.00 $ 100.00-212.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10-0.10
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.98 $ 35.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.46 $ 29.99-65.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.33 $ 0.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.88 $ 10.00-12.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.78 $ 38.00-50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.81 $ 29.99-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.46 $ 60.00-85.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.25 $ 75.00-100.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,050.00 $ 850.00-1,350.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 852.50 $ 725.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,887.50 $ 1,500.00-2,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,422.22 $ 1,300.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 237.47 $ 150.00-284.19
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 140.32 $ 100.00-175.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,743.12 $ 2,000.00-3,700.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.28 4.00-4.50

Prices in Sacramento, California, United States

These data are based on 704 entries in the past 18 months from 105 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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2 Comments so far
#Emma on Nov 09, 2015 :
Is the groceries index the amount a person living in Sacramento, CA would spend in a month, day, or week?
#Erica on Nov 13, 2013 :
Could you define the term "Average Monthly Disposable Salary" used above? I am trying to determine how much disposable income the average Sacramento resident has -- for the purpose of discretionary spending. Not sure if these are the same things.

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