Cost of Living Comparison Between London and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 22.3% higher than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 22.6% higher than in London
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 23.1% higher than in London
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 14.1% higher than in London
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 62.1% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 59.8% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 £
(23.70 $)
20.05 £
(25.00 $)
     +5.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(99.77 $)
96.22 £
(120.00 $)
     +20.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.98 $)
9.62 £
(12.00 $)
     +20.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(8.11 $)
6.41 £
(8.00 $)
     -1.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(6.86 $)
6.41 £
(8.00 $)
     +16.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.62 £
(4.51 $)
4.55 £
(5.67 $)
     +25.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 £
(2.42 $)
2.33 £
(2.90 $)
     +19.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 £
(2.04 $)
1.90 £
(2.37 $)
     +16.2 %
Markets
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.93 £
(6.15 $)
4.93 £
(6.15 $)
     -0.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.40 £
(1.75 $)
3.55 £
(4.43 $)
     +153.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.12 $)
2.50 £
(3.12 $)
     +177.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.30 £
(4.11 $)
4.42 £
(5.51 $)
     +34.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.34 $)
7.96 £
(9.93 $)
     +128.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.34 $)
6.33 £
(7.89 $)
     +82.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.82 £
(7.26 $)
7.54 £
(9.40 $)
     +29.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(1.38 $)
2.48 £
(3.09 $)
     +124.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.71 $)
1.19 £
(1.48 $)
     +108.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.19 £
(1.49 $)
2.12 £
(2.64 $)
     +77.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.38 £
(1.72 $)
2.76 £
(3.45 $)
     +100.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £
(0.71 $)
1.58 £
(1.97 $)
     +177.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(0.66 $)
1.32 £
(1.64 $)
     +147.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 £
(1.16 $)
2.42 £
(3.02 $)
     +161.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £
(1.58 $)
1.96 £
(2.44 $)
     +54.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(11.22 $)
14.43 £
(18.00 $)
     +60.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.08 £
(2.59 $)
1.90 £
(2.37 $)
     -8.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £
(3.04 $)
2.49 £
(3.10 $)
     +2.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(18.71 $)
10.62 £
(13.25 $)
     -29.2 %
Transportation
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.85 £
(3.55 $)
2.21 £
(2.75 $)
     -22.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(249.43 $)
77.38 £
(96.50 $)
     -61.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.99 $)
3.21 £
(4.00 $)
     -19.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.91 $)
2.41 £
(3.00 $)
     -23.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(37.41 $)
31.27 £
(39.00 $)
     +4.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.74 £
(7.15 $)
4.09 £
(5.10 $)
     -28.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,560.00 £
(33,124.27 $)
25,658.53 £
(32,000.00 $)
     -3.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(32,739.32 $)
21,919.18 £
(27,336.48 $)
     -16.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 287.04 £
(357.98 $)
204.09 £
(254.53 $)
     -28.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.22 £
(18.98 $)
40.64 £
(50.68 $)
     +167.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.12 £
(38.82 $)
54.45 £
(67.91 $)
     +74.9 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.26 £
(58.94 $)
90.90 £
(113.36 $)
     +92.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.66 £
(17.03 $)
21.25 £
(26.50 $)
     +55.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(18.71 $)
13.63 £
(17.00 $)
     -9.1 %
Childcare
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,840.34 £
(2,295.18 $)
2,280.76 £
(2,844.44 $)
     +23.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(25,011.27 $)
25,123.98 £
(31,333.33 $)
     +25.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.05 £
(103.58 $)
50.73 £
(63.27 $)
     -38.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.97 £
(49.84 $)
40.75 £
(50.82 $)
     +2.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.11 £
(111.13 $)
87.65 £
(109.32 $)
     -1.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.33 £
(120.14 $)
111.33 £
(138.84 $)
     +15.6 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,245.83 £
(2,800.89 $)
2,578.43 £
(3,215.69 $)
     +14.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,628.00 £
(2,030.36 $)
2,186.53 £
(2,726.92 $)
     +34.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,284.52 £
(5,343.44 $)
4,742.82 £
(5,915.00 $)
     +10.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,892.31 £
(3,607.14 $)
4,047.41 £
(5,047.73 $)
     +39.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,311.20 £
(1,635.26 $)
961.82 £
(1,199.54 $)
     -26.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 716.48 £
(893.56 $)
871.18 £
(1,086.49 $)
     +21.6 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,179.08 £
(3,964.79 $)
6,228.37 £
(7,767.71 $)
     +95.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.57 6.66      +19.6 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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