Cost of Living Comparison Between London and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 6.55% higher than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 27.47% higher than in London
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 54.88% higher than in London
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 2.18% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 44.98% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 53.51% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(20.82 $)
12.97 £
(18.00 $)
     -13.56 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(83.29 $)
57.63 £
(80.00 $)
     -3.95 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(8.33 $)
7.20 £
(10.00 $)
     +20.06 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(6.94 $)
5.76 £
(8.00 $)
     +15.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(6.94 $)
6.12 £
(8.50 $)
     +22.46 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.93 £
(4.07 $)
3.48 £
(4.83 $)
     +18.62 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.58 £
(2.20 $)
1.79 £
(2.49 $)
     +13.31 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.19 £
(1.65 $)
1.48 £
(2.06 $)
     +24.30 %
Markets
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.54 £
(4.91 $)
3.18 £
(4.42 $)
     -10.11 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.93 £
(1.29 $)
2.48 £
(3.45 $)
     +167.22 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.67 £
(0.93 $)
1.69 £
(2.35 $)
     +152.45 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.22 £
(3.09 $)
2.69 £
(3.73 $)
     +20.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.06 £
(4.25 $)
4.72 £
(6.56 $)
     +54.14 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.74 £
(3.81 $)
4.66 £
(6.46 $)
     +69.73 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.45 £
(6.18 $)
4.79 £
(6.64 $)
     +7.44 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.97 £
(1.35 $)
2.11 £
(2.92 $)
     +116.32 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 £
(0.68 $)
0.62 £
(0.86 $)
     +26.11 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.85 £
(1.18 $)
1.59 £
(2.21 $)
     +86.52 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.12 £
(1.56 $)
2.24 £
(3.11 $)
     +100.02 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 £
(0.77 $)
1.31 £
(1.82 $)
     +135.11 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.52 £
(0.72 $)
1.15 £
(1.60 $)
     +123.66 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.81 £
(1.12 $)
1.41 £
(1.96 $)
     +74.77 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.90 £
(1.25 $)
1.41 £
(1.96 $)
     +56.86 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(11.11 $)
10.81 £
(15.00 $)
     +35.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.83 £
(2.54 $)
1.98 £
(2.74 $)
     +8.12 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 £
(2.76 $)
2.02 £
(2.80 $)
     +1.48 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £
(16.66 $)
8.17 £
(11.34 $)
     -31.90 %
Transportation
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.77 £
(3.85 $)
2.16 £
(3.00 $)
     -22.12 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 151.09 £
(209.74 $)
61.23 £
(85.00 $)
     -59.47 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 £
(3.61 $)
2.52 £
(3.50 $)
     -3.03 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(3.80 $)
2.16 £
(3.00 $)
     -21.01 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(39.98 $)
23.77 £
(33.00 $)
     -17.46 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.56 £
(6.33 $)
2.57 £
(3.57 $)
     -43.63 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,167.50 £
(32,161.00 $)
17,648.82 £
(24,500.00 $)
     -23.82 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,738.27 £
(31,565.15 $)
15,746.48 £
(21,859.18 $)
     -30.75 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177.14 £
(245.91 $)
119.76 £
(166.25 $)
     -32.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 £
(0.17 $)
0.10 £
(0.14 $)
     -16.96 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.02 £
(44.46 $)
49.67 £
(68.95 $)
     +55.11 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.59 £
(63.29 $)
60.45 £
(83.92 $)
     +32.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.53 £
(14.62 $)
15.75 £
(21.86 $)
     +49.46 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.25 £
(18.39 $)
10.81 £
(15.00 $)
     -18.45 %
Childcare
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,445.52 £
(2,006.66 $)
1,720.02 £
(2,387.72 $)
     +18.99 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,152.08 £
(25,198.63 $)
24,186.92 £
(33,576.15 $)
     +33.25 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.71 £
(89.83 $)
41.12 £
(57.08 $)
     -36.46 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.14 £
(43.23 $)
30.83 £
(42.79 $)
     -1.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.43 £
(99.16 $)
65.15 £
(90.44 $)
     -8.80 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.59 £
(125.76 $)
102.03 £
(141.64 $)
     +12.63 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,684.06 £
(2,337.81 $)
2,295.41 £
(3,186.47 $)
     +36.30 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,243.86 £
(1,726.72 $)
1,885.65 £
(2,617.65 $)
     +51.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,193.02 £
(4,432.54 $)
5,188.14 £
(7,202.14 $)
     +62.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,074.96 £
(2,880.45 $)
3,324.57 £
(4,615.15 $)
     +60.22 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,020.78 £
(1,417.05 $)
969.42 £
(1,345.75 $)
     -5.03 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 521.34 £
(723.72 $)
677.05 £
(939.87 $)
     +29.87 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,895.68 £
(4,019.77 $)
5,666.26 £
(7,865.87 $)
     +95.68 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.62 3.71      +41.17 %
Last update: March 2021February 2021
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