Cost of Living in Sacramento

Summary about cost of living in Sacramento, CA, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 10.00-22.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 45.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 3.50-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 $ 4.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.55 $ 3.00-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $ 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.41 $ 1.00-2.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.52 $ 2.89-4.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.26 $ 1.80-4.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.72 $ 0.79-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.79 $ 1.89-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.89 $ 3.10-12.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.90 $ 1.99-8.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.60 $ 4.50-9.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.23 $ 1.47-4.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $ 0.60-1.25
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.29-3.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.56 $ 1.25-3.50
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $ 0.40-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 $ 0.91-1.69
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.42 $ 0.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 6.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 1.43-2.86
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.22 $ 1.50-3.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 8.30-10.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 1.75-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 100.00-110.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 4.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $ 20.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.39 $ 2.65-4.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 22,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,318.57 $ 21,230.00-23,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.59 $ 100.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 $ 0.09-0.40
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.00 $ 50.00-80.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.21 $ 25.00-85.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.56 $ 0.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 $ 10.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,106.43 $ 850.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,000.00 $ 10,000.00-23,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.41 $ 18.00-50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.78 $ 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.18 $ 45.00-125.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 104.54 $ 55.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,513.82 $ 1,300.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,304.39 $ 1,100.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,681.58 $ 2,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,967.65 $ 1,600.00-2,600.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 710.75 $ 345.52-1,628.70
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 219.49 $ 202.00-300.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,883.80 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.70 2.80-4.85

Prices in Sacramento, California

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Last update: June 2021
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5 Comments so far
crystal stinson on Aug 19, 2020:
I am a single mother of two and my monthly income is roughly 3,580 a month but yet i find it very hard to survive with two children comfortably with that salary! especially the rent increases and it is very hard to buy a home when you are a single mother with bad credit , people don't l;ike to take chances and don't stop to look at maybe i made poor credit choices in the past but i have found it very hard to recover for that maybe it's my lack of knowledge , i just want to live comfortable not rich and own my own home some day is that even possible on that salary because i feel i am still in [poverty level !
Tony on Apr 22, 2020:
A family (04 person) can survive in Sacremento at $5000 or not?
DENISE DORSETT on Feb 25, 2020:
how does a middle aged female make it back from a business partner embezzling everything from their business? He's doing fine! But I've been working very hard and really not much to show for it ... I've been pursuing different opportunities but nothing really to show for my hard work. What I'm wondering is how can a 56 year old female get or find a job that will give her a comfortable life in Sacramento? I'm not afraid to work hard but I want to be paid enough to survive, a fair wage! My work history while working with my partner was for 12 years and I don't believe it was ever doc. I own the liquor lic. for our restaurant and bar in folsom but still we paid our BOE taxes but I don't believe this will help my retirement... So how do I make a come back, when you had it all, then it ripped away from you now you have nothing... yes I'm working now and have been in the same job for over 5 years... but only making $15.00 per hour that is not even close to Ca. standard cost of living... I work odd jobs to try and make my ends meet but there are not enough hours in a day to make anything meet... I haven't given up yet, but at this point I need Help what can I do??? Thanks for taking the time.. Truly Denise
Ms. CJW on Apr 30, 2018:
As of January 2018, the rent prices have gone crazy.
An older (80's) unit 2 bd, 1 Bath (830 sq ft) $1,275.00 for a year lease & 1,375.00 month to month.
100 units at no vacancy as this is the lowest for a decent apartment.
1/1 is 1,175.00 (727 sq ft)
2/2 is 1,485.00.(936 sq ft)
Sacramento is becoming very unaffordable in all area's.
Also, I agree that the new arena was a huge waste of needed money- SMH
Homeless Teen on Aug 20, 2017:
Sacramento's cost of living is going higher and higher everyday, and the amount of help NOT available to those in need (including homeless children, teens, and those without kids) is ridiculous. The people who run this area have thought it wise to build an expensive arena probably no one is using that not only displaced more homeless people (in addition to creating them), made COL and rent prices higher, and hasn't added much of anything to the community other than to make the Downtown area even MORE crowded and the freeways have more traffic jams every five seconds.

If you live in Sac/Rancho and aren't ultra rich, you know exactly what I'm talking about.