Cost of Living in Santa Cruz

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 $ 8.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 77.50 $ 50.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 $ 5.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.44 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 $ 1.50-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.96 $ 3.49-6.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.73 $ 1.46-6.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.08 $ 0.99-4.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.55 $ 1.73-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.25 $ 3.24-12.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.58 $ 1.89-12.23
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.62 $ 3.49-9.80
Apples (1 lb) 2.36 $ 1.59-3.50
Banana (1 lb) 0.99 $ 0.48-2.00
Oranges (1 lb) 3.46 $ 0.89-5.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.40 $ 0.99-4.50
Potato (1 lb) 2.11 $ 0.59-3.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 $ 0.59-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.93 $ 1.50-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $ 0.99-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 $ 10.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $ 1.50-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.25 $ 2.00-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.75 $ 8.00-12.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.00-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 52.50 $ 35.00-65.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.00-7.36
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.50-2.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 9.26 $ 9.26-9.26
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.46 $ 2.91-4.04
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,500.00 $ 22,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,200.00 $ 21,000.00-30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 194.89 $ 125.00-413.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 $ 0.05-0.05
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.62 $ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.43 $ 40.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 10.75-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,702.72 $ 1,000.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,333.33 $ 10,000.00-25,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.56 $ 30.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.00 $ 25.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.50 $ 60.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 156.43 $ 69.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,187.50 $ 1,800.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,887.50 $ 1,600.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,775.00 $ 3,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,462.50 $ 2,800.00-4,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 680.99 $ 565.00-999.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 644.49 $ 500.00-799.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,440.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.17 3.75-4.50

Prices in Santa Cruz, California

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1 Comments so far
John on Jan 30, 2020:
Evil is at work in Santa Cruz, the cost per CCF (768 gallons) has increased from $1.49 in 2010 to almost $10 in 2019. This is monopolistic licensed extortion! An absolute outrage. The cost of providing water has not gone up 670%! At the marginal rate, the increase is closer to 900%!!

This logic that you have to raise prices because people are using less water (because the price went up) is one of the dumbest things I've heard in recent times. That's a vicious circle without end, and a blatant excuse for profit and plunder.