Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 12.69% higher than in Helsinki (without rent)
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 182.99% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 2.92% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 32.71% higher than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 70.42% higher than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 €
(15.78 $)
14.83 €
(18.00 $)
     +14.08 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 €
(97.10 $)
65.91 €
(80.00 $)
     -17.61 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(9.71 $)
8.24 €
(10.00 $)
     +2.98 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 €
(7.28 $)
6.59 €
(8.00 $)
     +9.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 €
(8.50 $)
7.41 €
(9.00 $)
     +5.93 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 €
(4.82 $)
3.82 €
(4.63 $)
     -3.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 €
(3.30 $)
2.05 €
(2.48 $)
     -24.67 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 €
(2.14 $)
1.73 €
(2.10 $)
     -1.57 %
Markets
Helsinki[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.64 €
(4.42 $)
3.55 €
(4.31 $)
     -2.51 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.96 €
(2.38 $)
2.89 €
(3.50 $)
     +47.38 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.04 €
(1.26 $)
1.95 €
(2.37 $)
     +87.28 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.37 €
(2.88 $)
3.07 €
(3.72 $)
     +29.39 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.98 €
(3.62 $)
5.45 €
(6.62 $)
     +82.96 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.67 €
(5.67 $)
5.34 €
(6.49 $)
     +14.33 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.67 €
(8.10 $)
5.32 €
(6.46 $)
     -20.28 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.05 €
(1.27 $)
2.19 €
(2.66 $)
     +108.90 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 €
(0.88 $)
0.70 €
(0.85 $)
     -3.81 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.96 €
(1.17 $)
1.64 €
(1.99 $)
     +70.75 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.21 €
(1.47 $)
2.40 €
(2.92 $)
     +98.21 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.45 €
(0.55 $)
1.48 €
(1.80 $)
     +226.74 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 €
(0.73 $)
1.28 €
(1.55 $)
     +112.94 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.56 €
(1.90 $)
1.51 €
(1.83 $)
     -3.52 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.48 €
(1.80 $)
1.54 €
(1.87 $)
     +3.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 €
(14.57 $)
12.36 €
(15.00 $)
     +2.98 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.81 €
(3.42 $)
2.33 €
(2.83 $)
     -17.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.15 €
(3.82 $)
2.35 €
(2.86 $)
     -25.22 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 €
(9.71 $)
9.63 €
(11.69 $)
     +20.39 %
Transportation
Helsinki[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 €
(3.40 $)
2.47 €
(3.00 $)
     -11.73 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 59.70 €
(72.46 $)
66.73 €
(81.00 $)
     +11.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.50 €
(7.89 $)
2.88 €
(3.50 $)
     -55.64 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 €
(1.95 $)
2.57 €
(3.13 $)
     +59.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 46.02 €
(55.86 $)
27.19 €
(33.00 $)
     -40.92 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.72 €
(6.95 $)
3.05 €
(3.71 $)
     -46.64 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 €
(29,130.60 $)
19,365.21 €
(23,505.00 $)
     -19.31 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,239.30 €
(30,634.83 $)
17,909.57 €
(21,738.19 $)
     -29.04 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 90.96 €
(110.41 $)
125.39 €
(152.19 $)
     +37.84 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 €
(0.08 $)
0.13 €
(0.15 $)
     +81.38 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 22.10 €
(26.82 $)
59.95 €
(72.77 $)
     +171.27 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.41 €
(49.05 $)
68.42 €
(83.05 $)
     +69.31 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.39 €
(32.03 $)
14.83 €
(18.00 $)
     -43.81 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 €
(18.21 $)
12.36 €
(15.00 $)
     -17.61 %
Childcare
Helsinki[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 338.64 €
(411.03 $)
1,909.30 €
(2,317.46 $)
     +463.81 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,542.86 €
(7,941.56 $)
27,099.05 €
(32,892.14 $)
     +314.18 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.77 €
(102.89 $)
48.03 €
(58.30 $)
     -43.34 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.73 €
(43.36 $)
34.17 €
(41.48 $)
     -4.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.16 €
(103.37 $)
75.61 €
(91.77 $)
     -11.22 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.00 €
(148.08 $)
117.52 €
(142.64 $)
     -3.67 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 962.59 €
(1,168.37 $)
2,791.63 €
(3,388.41 $)
     +190.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 761.96 €
(924.84 $)
2,255.06 €
(2,737.13 $)
     +195.96 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,871.43 €
(2,271.49 $)
5,242.54 €
(6,363.27 $)
     +180.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,362.86 €
(1,654.20 $)
3,743.88 €
(4,544.23 $)
     +174.71 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 754.37 €
(915.63 $)
1,072.45 €
(1,301.71 $)
     +42.17 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 432.51 €
(524.96 $)
774.87 €
(940.52 $)
     +79.16 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,536.97 €
(3,079.31 $)
7,104.91 €
(8,623.77 $)
     +180.05 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.22 3.70      +203.83 %
Last update: December 2020December 2020
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