an amount of money needed or used to do or buy something; cost
~ Cambridge Dictionary
  • Basic Lunch w/Drink $18

  • Combo Meal (Big Mac or Similar) $9

    Up 15% past 24 months

  • 1 lb. Chicken Breast $5.40

    Up 30% over 24 months

American households spend an average of $61,334 per year, or $5,111 per month — 82% of our after-tax income. Most households have the same major expenses: housing, transportation, taxes and food make up 78% of our budgets.
Summary of cost of living in United States
  • Cost of living in United States ismore expensive than in 91% of countries in the World (8 out of 78)

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,107

  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,926

CPI Average Price Data, U.S. city average (AP)