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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and San Francisco, CA 

You would need around 6,213.30$ (6,660.66A$) in San Francisco, CA to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 7,100.00A$ in Sydney (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 21.33% lower than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 6.19% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 17.06% higher than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 11.40% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 3.16% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 6.10% higher than in Sydney

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  Sydney  San Francisco, CA      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 A$     12.86 A$      -14.24 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     75.04 A$      -6.20 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.50 A$     6.43 A$      -24.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.22 A$     5.36 A$      -13.77 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     5.36 A$      -28.53 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.66 A$     4.07 A$      +11.27 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.96 A$     2.04 A$      -31.18 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.50 A$     1.73 A$      -30.67 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.48 A$     1.20 A$      -18.50 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.43 A$     4.54 A$      +32.30 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.95 A$     5.09 A$      +72.24 %
Eggs (12) 4.10 A$     3.99 A$      -2.79 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.10 A$     15.53 A$      +39.89 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.82 A$     11.55 A$      +6.79 %
Apples (1kg) 4.03 A$     4.64 A$      +15.24 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.50 A$     3.62 A$      +3.49 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.02 A$     5.05 A$      +0.71 %
Potato (1kg) 3.11 A$     3.25 A$      +4.52 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.63 A$     2.01 A$      -23.65 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.73 A$     2.23 A$      -18.31 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$     12.86 A$      -24.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.78 A$     2.41 A$      -49.55 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.25 A$     3.15 A$      -40.02 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 18.00 A$     7.50 A$      -58.31 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     2.14 A$      -46.40 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 A$     75.04 A$      -37.47 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     4.02 A$      +14.86 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.00 A$     1.92 A$      -36.16 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 54.15 A$     30.55 A$      -43.58 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.50 A$     1.14 A$      -24.04 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 A$     19,882.92 A$      -23.53 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 239.32 A$     94.07 A$      -60.69 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.02 A$     0.13 A$      -86.84 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.43 A$     47.85 A$      -23.36 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 85.00 A$     62.80 A$      -26.12 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.27 A$     26.80 A$      +15.19 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     12.86 A$      -28.53 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 110.33 A$     55.99 A$      -49.25 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 81.27 A$     52.26 A$      -35.69 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 149.24 A$     73.65 A$      -50.65 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 145.28 A$     92.91 A$      -36.05 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,279.66 A$     2,809.75 A$      +23.25 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,666.68 A$     1,955.07 A$      +17.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,338.89 A$     4,792.47 A$      +10.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,858.27 A$     3,487.35 A$      +22.01 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,792.56 A$     9,808.08 A$      +0.16 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,380.44 A$     7,500.29 A$      +17.55 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,632.44 A$     4,610.94 A$      -0.46 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.92     4.05      -31.55 %
 
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