The cost of Living in LA

Restaurants [Edit] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.99 $ 8.00

15.00

Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 52.00 $ 40.00

60.00

Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.23 $ 6.00

7.35

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $ 4.00

6.00

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $ 5.00

7.00

Cappuccino (regular) 3.84 $ 3.00

4.50

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.59 $ 1.00

2.00

Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.32 $ 1.00

2.00

Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.03 $ 0.92

1.32

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.64 $ 2.00

3.25

Rice (white), (1kg) 2.04 $ 1.00

3.00

Eggs (12) 2.80 $ 2.00

3.94

Local Cheese (1kg) 8.00 $ 5.00

11.02

Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.73 $ 4.99

11.00

Apples (1kg) 2.80 $ 2.00

4.39

Oranges (1kg) 2.23 $ 1.50

2.99

Tomato (1kg) 2.37 $ 1.96

3.00

Potato (1kg) 1.57 $ 1.00

2.20

Lettuce (1 head) 1.34 $ 1.00

2.00

Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $ 1.29

2.00

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.50 $ 7.99

15.00

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.35 $ 1.50

3.00

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.39 $ 2.00

5.00

Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $ 5.31

7.50

Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $ 1.50

1.65

Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $ 60.00

84.00

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 2.55

5.00

Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.45 $ 1.86

3.11

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 25.00

76.80

Gasoline (1 liter) 1.07 $ 1.00

1.12

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,250.00 $ 17,000.00

21,085.00

Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 117.25 $ 80.00

152.49

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10

0.15

Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.88 $ 30.00

50.00

Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.43 $ 30.00

55.00

Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.75 $ 10.00

15.00

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 11.00

14.00

Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.67 $ 30.00

60.00

1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 34.50 $ 29.00

40.00

1 Pair of Nike Shoes 87.57 $ 74.00

100.00

1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 99.29 $ 75.00

140.00

Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,635.28 $ 1,200.00

2,000.00

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,149.80 $ 800.00

1,475.00

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,721.43 $ 2,400.00

3,000.00

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,961.54 $ 1,700.00

2,200.00

Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,614.19 $ 4,305.56

8,072.93

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,011.20 $ 1,200.00

3,392.00

Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,750.77 $ 3,200.00

4,500.00

Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.18 4.00

4.50

These data are based on 1462 entries in the past 18 months from 212 different contributors.

Last update: July, 2014

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