Cost of Living in Sacramento

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

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 77.50 $ 50.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 $ 9.00-14.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 4.00-14.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 6.42-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.47 $ 3.50-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.76 $ 2.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $ 1.93-4.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.99 $ 3.45-6.49
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.09 $ 1.99-5.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.82 $ 1.50-4.99
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.16 $ 1.99-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.77 $ 3.86-12.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.62 $ 3.98-11.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.96 $ 6.99-12.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.57 $ 1.49-5.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.95 $ 0.78-2.99
Oranges (1 lb) 2.41 $ 1.00-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 3.21 $ 2.00-3.99
Potato (1 lb) 1.45 $ 0.55-2.50
Onion (1 lb) 2.11 $ 1.50-2.50
Lettuce (1 head) 2.78 $ 1.49-3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.18 $ 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 6.99-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.74 $ 1.73-1.79
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 $ 1.19-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.57 $ 10.00-12.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 100.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 4.00-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00-3.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.69 $ 27.69-27.69
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.97 $ 4.50-5.75
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 $ 28,000.00-36,753.89
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,698.64 $ 26,897.27-31,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 386.92 $ 220.00-677.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.08 $ 43.00-90.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.54 $ 55.00-130.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.00 $ 23.08-85.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.00 $ 30.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 $ 12.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,213.75 $ 1,400.00-4,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,500.00 $ 21,000.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.75 $ 25.00-69.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.00 $ 11.00-75.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 102.71 $ 65.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 119.00 $ 60.00-350.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,397.67 $ 1,800.00-6,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,758.18 $ 1,589.00-5,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,730.77 $ 3,200.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,462.69 $ 2,603.00-9,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,002.15 $ 450.00-1,599.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 776.53 $ 425.00-1,199.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,252.28 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.23 6.19-10.00

Prices in Sacramento, California

This city had 606 entries in the past 12 months by 90 different contributors.
Last update: July 2024
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3 Comments so far
Victoria Echeverría on Nov 23, 2023:
I would suggest actually looking at rental prices online.

The prices here are much higher than what's available. It's not at all cheap to live here but an average sized 1 bedroom in the centre of the city (downtown/midtown) goes for in between $1600 and $1800 (more on the lower end).
C. Howard on Jun 16, 2021:
Bottled Water (12-16 oz) is much more expensive than $1.42 in most restaurants. $1.99 is the cheapest and I've seen it priced up to $2.99.
If one is at a sports event or movie, it can easily cost $3.99 to $4.99.
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 !