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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 24.46% higher than in Helsinki
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 87.25% higher than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 231.34% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 13.41% higher than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 45.18% higher than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 39.92% higher than in Helsinki
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  HelsinkiSan Francisco, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
(13.28 $)
16.27 €
(18.00 $)
     +35.56 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 €
(71.92 $)
70.04 €
(77.50 $)
     +7.75 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(8.85 $)
8.13 €
(9.00 $)
     +1.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.25 €
(6.92 $)
6.33 €
(7.00 $)
     +1.22 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 €
(7.75 $)
6.33 €
(7.00 $)
     -9.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.82 €
(4.22 $)
4.09 €
(4.53 $)
     +7.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 €
(2.95 $)
2.21 €
(2.44 $)
     -17.19 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 €
(2.19 $)
1.71 €
(1.89 $)
     -13.61 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.58 €
(3.97 $)
3.84 €
(4.25 $)
     +7.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.81 €
(2.00 $)
2.78 €
(3.07 $)
     +53.23 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 €
(0.90 $)
1.92 €
(2.13 $)
     +137.12 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.92 €
(2.12 $)
2.99 €
(3.30 $)
     +55.73 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.04 €
(3.36 $)
7.68 €
(8.50 $)
     +152.99 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.41 €
(4.88 $)
5.55 €
(6.14 $)
     +25.84 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.90 €
(6.53 $)
6.52 €
(7.21 $)
     +10.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 €
(1.01 $)
1.71 €
(1.90 $)
     +87.47 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 €
(0.79 $)
0.89 €
(0.98 $)
     +25.38 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.79 €
(0.88 $)
1.42 €
(1.57 $)
     +79.19 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.33 €
(1.47 $)
1.88 €
(2.08 $)
     +40.92 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.41 €
(0.45 $)
1.27 €
(1.41 $)
     +211.09 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.57 €
(0.63 $)
0.97 €
(1.07 $)
     +71.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.20 €
(2.43 $)
1.08 €
(1.20 $)
     -50.81 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.39 €
(1.54 $)
1.61 €
(1.78 $)
     +15.87 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 €
(13.28 $)
13.56 €
(15.00 $)
     +12.97 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.20 €
(2.44 $)
1.85 €
(2.04 $)
     -16.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.84 €
(3.14 $)
2.26 €
(2.50 $)
     -20.46 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 €
(8.30 $)
10.84 €
(12.00 $)
     +44.60 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 €
(3.10 $)
2.49 €
(2.75 $)
     -11.24 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 59.70 €
(66.06 $)
73.20 €
(81.00 $)
     +22.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 €
(6.64 $)
3.16 €
(3.50 $)
     -47.28 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 €
(2.14 $)
2.71 €
(3.00 $)
     +40.39 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 47.04 €
(52.05 $)
29.82 €
(33.00 $)
     -36.60 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.85 €
(6.48 $)
3.55 €
(3.93 $)
     -39.37 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 €
(26,556.05 $)
19,882.48 €
(22,000.00 $)
     -17.16 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,203.17 €
(26,780.85 $)
19,527.12 €
(21,606.80 $)
     -19.32 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 103.65 €
(114.69 $)
125.25 €
(138.59 $)
     +20.83 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 €
(0.07 $)
0.09 €
(0.10 $)
     +33.69 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 22.19 €
(24.55 $)
60.48 €
(66.92 $)
     +172.58 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.48 €
(37.04 $)
75.11 €
(83.11 $)
     +124.37 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.50 €
(27.11 $)
20.79 €
(23.00 $)
     -15.16 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 €
(15.49 $)
13.56 €
(15.00 $)
     -3.17 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 310.82 €
(343.92 $)
1,933.18 €
(2,139.07 $)
     +521.97 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,641.00 €
(1,815.77 $)
25,182.51 €
(27,864.50 $)
     +1,434.58 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.77 €
(97.12 $)
57.79 €
(63.95 $)
     -34.15 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.31 €
(33.54 $)
40.06 €
(44.32 $)
     +32.13 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.64 €
(91.44 $)
77.72 €
(86.00 $)
     -5.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.45 €
(128.86 $)
133.54 €
(147.76 $)
     +14.67 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 932.14 €
(1,031.41 $)
3,111.21 €
(3,442.56 $)
     +233.77 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 750.88 €
(830.85 $)
2,532.17 €
(2,801.85 $)
     +237.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,739.02 €
(1,924.23 $)
5,627.89 €
(6,227.27 $)
     +223.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,263.08 €
(1,397.60 $)
4,262.87 €
(4,716.88 $)
     +237.50 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 679.61 €
(752.00 $)
1,064.67 €
(1,178.06 $)
     +56.66 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 388.70 €
(430.10 $)
804.27 €
(889.93 $)
     +106.91 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,371.59 €
(2,624.17 $)
6,213.39 €
(6,875.12 $)
     +161.99 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.44 4.26      +195.71 %
Last update: September 2019September 2019
Contributors:325385
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: EUR