Cost of Living in San Diego

Summary of cost of living in San Diego, CA, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22.00 $ 12.41-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 $ 60.00-155.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00-14.75
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 5.00-11.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 7.00-12.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.60 $ 4.00-7.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 $ 2.00-4.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 $ 2.00-4.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.52 $ 3.69-5.99
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.64 $ 2.00-5.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.02 $ 1.00-2.99
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.95 $ 2.00-6.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.97 $ 4.00-12.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.32 $ 3.00-12.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.82 $ 4.00-13.99
Apples (1 lb) 2.23 $ 0.91-4.80
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 $ 0.65-1.79
Oranges (1 lb) 1.46 $ 0.45-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.04 $ 1.00-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.54 $ 0.60-3.01
Onion (1 lb) 1.00 $ 0.89-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.99 $ 1.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $ 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 8.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.99 $ 1.73-2.86
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 1.83-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.39 $ 9.00-12.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.50-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $ 72.00-89.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.50 $ 3.50-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.75-6.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 57.50 $ 50.00-65.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.14 $ 4.50-6.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 27,000.00-36,753.89
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,521.31 $ 24,000.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 363.29 $ 268.38-550.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 69.72 $ 40.00-177.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.88 $ 50.00-118.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 89.62 $ 39.99-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.67 $ 20.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $ 14.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,713.33 $ 1,000.00-2,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,333.33 $ 15,000.00-22,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.70 $ 40.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 68.09 $ 25.00-110.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.23 $ 55.00-169.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 136.50 $ 70.00-240.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,943.00 $ 2,500.00-3,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,408.12 $ 1,900.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,257.89 $ 4,000.00-6,450.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,439.47 $ 3,000.00-5,100.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,063.59 $ 747.58-1,249.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 753.40 $ 571.00-1,249.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,410.52 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.60 6.19-7.00

Prices in San Diego, California

This city had 1044 entries in the past 12 months by 151 different contributors.
Last update: March 2024
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4 Comments so far
Richard DeRicardo on Dec 10, 2022:
San Diego, CA (less expensive!), I do not know where your getting that from; according to the prices on renting a house to own: There seems to be too much greed my friend. I am emailing you from Texas. I have plans to relocate to San Diego area as soon as my disability case is over. Houses, they're asking too much for a lot of those homes that to me, are not worth what they are demanding for rent.
Sincerely
Don on Jan 16, 2022:
Some details are "ok" - food, restaurants, etc. are around there. Rent is completely wrong. I have never seen ANY place either in city or just outside city under 3500 for three rooms. In fact, most places are over 4000 - and these are not special, millionaires-only places, but common places to live.
Zeno F Nolet BS, MRE on Oct 23, 2021:
We have a Socialist government in a monopoly holding both houses of the assembly and the White House and due to shortages of everything, across all levels, we have had and still are increasing prices on literally everything. Inflation is rampant and will change that even more drastically. Infrastructure needs major upgrades. Deficit spending and printing of money by the trillions will escalate inflation. Major changes coming!
Alvan on Mar 29, 2021:
How much is the price of living with a family per month?