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Cost of Living Comparison Between Dallas, TX and San Francisco, CA 

You would need around 6,160.44$ in San Francisco, CA to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,000.00$ in Dallas, TX (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 17.22% higher than in Dallas, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 54.01% higher than in Dallas, TX
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 127.80% higher than in Dallas, TX
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 25.06% higher than in Dallas, TX
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 41.94% higher than in Dallas, TX
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 24.62% lower than in Dallas, TX

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  Dallas, TX  San Francisco, CA      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.00 $      +20.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     70.00 $      +55.56 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     6.00 $      -4.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     5.00 $      +25.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     5.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.17 $     3.79 $      -8.96 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.54 $     1.91 $      +23.65 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $     1.62 $      +9.80 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.88 $     1.12 $      +27.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.38 $     4.24 $      +77.96 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.58 $     4.75 $      +84.16 %
Eggs (12) 2.03 $     3.72 $      +83.31 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.91 $     14.49 $      +62.59 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.71 $     10.78 $      +60.70 %
Apples (1kg) 3.33 $     4.33 $      +29.95 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.91 $     3.38 $      +15.95 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.24 $     4.71 $      +45.22 %
Potato (1kg) 2.27 $     3.03 $      +33.91 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.41 $     1.87 $      +32.86 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.87 $     2.08 $      +11.17 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $     12.00 $      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.00 $     2.25 $      -25.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $     2.94 $      -34.72 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.90 $     7.00 $      +18.74 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.75 $     2.00 $      -46.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $     70.00 $      -12.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.10 $     3.75 $      +78.57 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.11 $     1.79 $      -42.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.60 $     28.50 $      +31.94 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.89 $     1.06 $      +20.17 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $     18,547.50 $      -25.81 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 184.21 $     87.75 $      -52.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.12 $      -32.43 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.67 $     44.64 $      -8.28 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.80 $     58.58 $      +27.91 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.50 $     25.00 $      +117.39 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.50 $     12.00 $      +14.29 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.44 $     52.23 $      +39.48 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.75 $     48.75 $      +25.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.14 $     68.70 $      -10.94 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 88.75 $     86.67 $      -2.35 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,050.00 $     2,621.03 $      +149.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 754.29 $     1,823.76 $      +141.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,237.50 $     4,470.59 $      +99.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,300.00 $     3,253.12 $      +150.24 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,764.76 $     9,149.32 $      +143.03 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,937.50 $     6,996.54 $      +261.11 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,704.86 $     4,301.25 $      +16.10 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.69     4.05      -13.60 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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