Cost of Living Comparison Between London and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 15.4% higher than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 16.6% higher than in London
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 18.2% higher than in London
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 7.2% higher than in London
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 51.8% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 51.2% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £
(22.80 $)
19.74 £
(25.00 $)
     +9.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(101.33 $)
78.95 £
(100.00 $)
     -1.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(10.13 $)
9.47 £
(12.00 $)
     +18.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £
(8.17 $)
6.32 £
(8.00 $)
     -2.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(6.33 $)
6.32 £
(8.00 $)
     +26.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £
(4.54 $)
4.30 £
(5.45 $)
     +20.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £
(2.49 $)
2.15 £
(2.73 $)
     +9.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £
(1.97 $)
1.78 £
(2.25 $)
     +14.3 %
Markets
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.98 £
(6.31 $)
4.73 £
(5.99 $)
     -5.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £
(1.72 $)
3.47 £
(4.40 $)
     +155.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.15 $)
2.22 £
(2.81 $)
     +145.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 £
(4.19 $)
4.05 £
(5.14 $)
     +22.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 £
(4.34 $)
7.81 £
(9.90 $)
     +128.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.41 $)
5.78 £
(7.32 $)
     +65.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.33 £
(6.76 $)
6.83 £
(8.65 $)
     +28.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(1.41 $)
2.29 £
(2.90 $)
     +106.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.70 $)
1.06 £
(1.35 $)
     +92.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.18 £
(1.49 $)
1.80 £
(2.28 $)
     +52.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £
(1.91 $)
2.64 £
(3.35 $)
     +75.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.69 $)
1.41 £
(1.79 $)
     +158.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(0.67 $)
1.20 £
(1.51 $)
     +127.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 £
(1.19 $)
2.32 £
(2.94 $)
     +147.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £
(1.61 $)
1.81 £
(2.29 $)
     +42.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(11.40 $)
13.42 £
(17.00 $)
     +49.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 £
(2.53 $)
1.61 £
(2.03 $)
     -19.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £
(3.08 $)
2.11 £
(2.67 $)
     -13.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(19.00 $)
10.26 £
(13.00 $)
     -31.6 %
Transportation
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.55 $)
2.17 £
(2.75 $)
     -22.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 195.00 £
(247.00 $)
77.37 £
(98.00 $)
     -60.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(5.07 $)
3.16 £
(4.00 $)
     -21.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.05 £
(3.86 $)
2.76 £
(3.50 $)
     -9.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(38.00 $)
30.79 £
(39.00 $)
     +2.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £
(7.23 $)
3.97 £
(5.03 $)
     -30.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,560.00 £
(33,642.61 $)
25,263.20 £
(32,000.00 $)
     -4.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,680.31 £
(33,795.01 $)
21,581.46 £
(27,336.48 $)
     -19.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 286.67 £
(363.12 $)
193.70 £
(245.35 $)
     -32.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.79 £
(18.73 $)
36.97 £
(46.83 $)
     +150.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.73 £
(40.19 $)
49.64 £
(62.88 $)
     +56.4 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.00 £
(62.07 $)
80.13 £
(101.50 $)
     +63.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.85 £
(16.27 $)
20.92 £
(26.50 $)
     +62.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(19.00 $)
13.42 £
(17.00 $)
     -10.5 %
Childcare
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,839.12 £
(2,329.55 $)
2,105.27 £
(2,666.67 $)
     +14.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(25,402.66 $)
24,736.88 £
(31,333.33 $)
     +23.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.14 £
(106.58 $)
48.12 £
(60.95 $)
     -42.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.34 £
(49.83 $)
34.54 £
(43.75 $)
     -12.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.22 £
(111.74 $)
85.60 £
(108.42 $)
     -3.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.12 £
(124.29 $)
107.02 £
(135.56 $)
     +9.1 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £
(2,791.94 $)
2,474.06 £
(3,133.80 $)
     +12.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,623.50 £
(2,056.43 $)
2,049.35 £
(2,595.83 $)
     +26.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,165.38 £
(5,276.15 $)
4,473.53 £
(5,666.46 $)
     +7.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,759.76 £
(3,495.69 $)
3,684.22 £
(4,666.67 $)
     +33.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £
(1,597.54 $)
842.10 £
(1,066.66 $)
     -33.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 711.15 £
(900.79 $)
750.00 £
(949.99 $)
     +5.5 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,307.02 £
(4,188.89 $)
5,831.64 £
(7,386.73 $)
     +76.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 6.53      +16.7 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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