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Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 19.64% higher than in Helsinki
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 70.51% higher than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 197.76% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 0.52% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 63.96% higher than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 19.18% higher than in Helsinki
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  HelsinkiSan Francisco, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 €
(16.24 $)
14.87 €
(17.25 $)
     +6.25 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 €
(81.18 $)
68.98 €
(80.00 $)
     -1.45 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.95 €
(9.22 $)
6.90 €
(8.00 $)
     -13.23 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 €
(8.12 $)
5.17 €
(6.00 $)
     -26.09 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.00 €
(6.96 $)
6.90 €
(8.00 $)
     +14.97 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.65 €
(4.23 $)
3.92 €
(4.55 $)
     +7.48 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.32 €
(2.69 $)
1.92 €
(2.22 $)
     -17.34 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.84 €
(2.14 $)
1.56 €
(1.80 $)
     -15.62 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.54 €
(4.11 $)
3.63 €
(4.21 $)
     +2.56 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.54 €
(1.78 $)
3.19 €
(3.70 $)
     +107.28 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.87 €
(1.01 $)
2.50 €
(2.90 $)
     +188.19 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.90 €
(2.21 $)
3.26 €
(3.78 $)
     +71.14 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.14 €
(3.64 $)
8.04 €
(9.33 $)
     +155.98 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.31 €
(5.00 $)
4.97 €
(5.77 $)
     +15.24 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.55 €
(7.59 $)
7.70 €
(8.93 $)
     +17.63 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.99 €
(1.15 $)
2.77 €
(3.21 $)
     +179.42 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 €
(0.81 $)
0.94 €
(1.09 $)
     +34.04 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.82 €
(0.95 $)
1.88 €
(2.18 $)
     +130.32 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.32 €
(1.53 $)
2.63 €
(3.05 $)
     +99.94 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.41 €
(0.48 $)
1.95 €
(2.26 $)
     +372.12 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.54 €
(0.63 $)
1.86 €
(2.16 $)
     +244.77 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.17 €
(2.52 $)
2.14 €
(2.48 $)
     -1.52 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.56 €
(1.81 $)
1.87 €
(2.17 $)
     +19.72 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 €
(13.92 $)
12.93 €
(15.00 $)
     +7.79 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.54 €
(2.95 $)
2.20 €
(2.55 $)
     -13.49 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.93 €
(3.39 $)
2.87 €
(3.33 $)
     -1.82 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 €
(8.12 $)
7.44 €
(8.62 $)
     +6.25 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 €
(3.48 $)
2.37 €
(2.75 $)
     -20.96 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.70 €
(63.44 $)
68.98 €
(80.00 $)
     +26.11 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 €
(6.96 $)
3.02 €
(3.50 $)
     -49.70 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.57 €
(2.99 $)
2.37 €
(2.75 $)
     -7.91 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 47.04 €
(54.55 $)
28.46 €
(33.00 $)
     -39.51 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.63 €
(6.53 $)
3.05 €
(3.54 $)
     -45.85 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,207.85 €
(28,073.81 $)
18,970.45 €
(22,000.00 $)
     -21.64 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,778.66 €
(27,576.08 $)
17,990.51 €
(20,863.57 $)
     -24.34 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 174.63 €
(202.52 $)
90.47 €
(104.92 $)
     -48.19 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 €
(0.08 $)
0.08 €
(0.10 $)
     +16.08 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.72 €
(28.67 $)
53.01 €
(61.47 $)
     +114.42 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.50 €
(45.81 $)
67.03 €
(77.74 $)
     +69.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.73 €
(32.16 $)
14.87 €
(17.25 $)
     -46.37 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 €
(15.08 $)
12.24 €
(14.19 $)
     -5.88 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 247.14 €
(286.61 $)
1,730.76 €
(2,007.16 $)
     +600.31 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,345.78 €
(5,039.79 $)
20,867.49 €
(24,200.00 $)
     +380.18 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.92 €
(97.33 $)
50.12 €
(58.12 $)
     -40.28 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.57 €
(38.93 $)
37.13 €
(43.06 $)
     +10.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.34 €
(94.33 $)
74.27 €
(86.14 $)
     -8.69 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.09 €
(140.42 $)
109.66 €
(127.17 $)
     -9.44 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 912.77 €
(1,058.53 $)
2,899.11 €
(3,362.09 $)
     +217.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 737.50 €
(855.28 $)
2,234.20 €
(2,591.00 $)
     +202.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,708.28 €
(1,981.09 $)
4,894.13 €
(5,675.71 $)
     +186.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,188.97 €
(1,378.84 $)
3,572.36 €
(4,142.86 $)
     +200.46 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 671.55 €
(778.80 $)
951.97 €
(1,104.00 $)
     +41.76 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 379.53 €
(440.14 $)
744.09 €
(862.92 $)
     +96.05 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,374.07 €
(2,753.21 $)
4,824.33 €
(5,594.77 $)
     +103.21 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.49 4.08      +173.07 %
Last update: July 2018July 2018
Contributors:230338
Data from past:12 months18 months
Currency: EUR