Los Angeles preview

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The cost of living in Los Angeles is second only to that of New York. Of course, in comparison, Los Angeles is cheaper, but not by far. Here are some basic costs for some of the general necessities that an "expat" would consider:

Accommodation

  • Rent: $2,100 - $3,500 a month.
  • Purchase: Median: $390,000 to high: $600,000.

Utility bills

  • Water: $40 -$80.
  • Electricity $50-$100.
  • Gas: $30-$60.

Food

  • Milk: $2.50 half gallon
  • Butter: $2.59 8oz
  • Eggs: $2.50 a dozen
  • Bread: $2.00 a loaf
  • Rice: $2.30 for 5lbs
  • Potatoes: $0.49 for 1lbs
  • Instant Coffee: $7.99 for 8oz
  • Apple: $3.49 for 3lbs
  • Tomatoes: $0.99 per lb
  • Bananas: $0.88 per lb
  • Cheese: Che…