Cost of Living in Santa Barbara

Summary about cost of living in Santa Barbara, CA, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $ 11.50-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 80.00-130.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 8.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 5.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.90 $ 3.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 $ 2.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.19 $ 2.00-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.06 $ 3.00-5.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.63 $ 2.49-6.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.90 $ 1.49-4.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.57 $ 2.45-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.93 $ 8.00-23.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.17 $ 2.99-6.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.80 $ 5.00-12.00
Apples (1 lb) 3.00 $ 1.29-5.00
Banana (1 lb) 1.06 $ 0.69-2.00
Oranges (1 lb) 2.50 $ 0.89-5.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.25 $ 0.99-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.75 $ 0.50-4.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.70 $ 0.50-3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.13 $ 1.29-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 $ 1.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.74 $ 2.86-5.71
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.54 $ 2.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 9.99-14.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 1.75-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 52.00 $ 50.00-90.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 2.10-8.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 $ 3.70-6.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 42.50 $ 34.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.79 $ 2.91-4.21
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 24,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 $ 22,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 189.11 $ 100.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 $
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 84.58 $ 60.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.09 $ 40.00-119.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.25 $ 10.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 10.50-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,480.00 $ 1,000.00-2,222.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,333.33 $ 35,000.00-40,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.89 $ 20.00-70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.25 $ 25.00-55.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.33 $ 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.50 $ 40.00-165.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,100.00 $ 1,800.00-2,700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,891.67 $ 1,500.00-2,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,026.67 $ 3,200.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,539.29 $ 3,000.00-5,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,277.20 $ 750.65-4,700.66
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 682.17 $ 650.32-799.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,744.44 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.75 3.00-5.50

Prices in Santa Barbara, California

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Last update: June 2021
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1 Comments so far
MVC on Oct 18, 2017:
These prices are accurate. I've lived in SB off and on for the last 8 years and, if you make less than the average noted, and are single, you rent a room in a subdivided house or apartment, paying anywhere from $600 to $1000 for it. Beer that costs $5 in L.A. costs $7-8 here.