The one great thing about Southern California is the sheer amount of restaurants in competition. For the most part, if you’re not really good you won’t survive. One of the things that we routinely do every week to break up making dinner is what a happy hour. We can usually go to happy hour, have a drink or two and a few appetizers for around $50. There are plenty of places throughout Temecula that have great happy hours Depending on what type of food you are looking for.
One of our favorites is Yard House in the Temecula Mall. Their food is great and only cost around $6 per plate during happy hour. They even have wine Wednesdays which have half off bottles of wine. It’s a great place to break up the week, go out, have some fun and not spend a lot of money.
If you decide to head down to Old Town, restaurants in that area or going to be a little more expensive. It is a fun area for a Friday and Saturday night but you can expect to pay anywhere from 60 to $100 for two people to have a meal and a few drinks. If you’re just looking for drinks, one of our favorites is Luke’s on front. This place has great views. Although we do enjoy going to Luke’s often, there are many other restaurants and bars that we enjoy along the Old Town strip.
Family of 3-4 Living In Temecula Total
In total, for a family of three or four expect to pay anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 a month to have a comfortable, nice life. If you are up around the $6,000 range she will be able to do some wine tastings, join a couple Wineries and go out to eat once a week for date night
Couple Living In Temecula Total
If you were a younger couple and are okay with a condo or townhome you can probably find something for around $1,600-$2,000 a month. Your total spend for the month could be around $4,000 if you budget your money well.
In closing, you also have to remember where you are living and what your expectations are. Personally, I’d rather spend an extra $1,000 a month and how beautiful weather, community pool with BBQs, in a safe quiet neighborhood. We get sun over 300 days a year and it is definitely nice to wake up most mornings being able to go for a walk in the park and see the sunshine. There are tons of benefits about living in Temecula, if you’re willing to pay a little extra you’re going to love your life and will be living in one of the best places in all of America. If you have concerns or questions you can always call us or read through many of our other blog posts. We try and explain different communities, wineries, things to do and an overall view of what Temecula is really like.
If you have a strong work ethic Southern California is an amazing place and provides a great deal of opportunity. Having 10 million people within a hundred miles of you is a great advantage and if you stay consistent and work hard you will have a wonderful life and make good money.