Monthly living expenses

What are the monthly living expenses in the U.S.?

The cost of living in the U.S. can be pretty steep. Some of the most expensive cities in the country include San Francisco, New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. But some places like Oklahoma City or Cincinnati offer a much more affordable price range.

Living expenses (excluding rent) New York average cost San Francisco average cost
Single person, per month $1,100 $1,114
Single person, per year $13,200 $13,368
University student, per month $794 $852
Four-person family, per month $4,045 $4,118
Four-person family, per year $48,500 $50,000

Other essential utilities like water, electricity, heating, cooling and waste disposal will cost around $146/month. Internet bills come to approximately $65/month. One-way tickets for local transportation cost around $2.75 on average, but a monthly pass cost around $127. The minimum fare for a taxi ride is $3.50, and you will be charged an extra $1.50 for each kilometre travelled.