Cost of Living Comparison Between Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA 

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Cost of Living in San Francisco, CA is 31.8% higher than in Austin, TX (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in San Francisco, CA is 37.4% higher than in Austin, TX
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 45.1% higher than in Austin, TX
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 25.8% higher than in Austin, TX
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 42.8% higher than in Austin, TX
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 0.1% lower than in Austin, TX
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Restaurants
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 $ 25.00 $      +38.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 100.00 $      +25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 12.00 $      +20.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.36 $ 5.60 $      +4.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.70 $ 2.72 $      +0.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 $ 2.27 $      +5.2 %
Markets
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.95 $ 5.87 $      +48.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $ 4.31 $      +33.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.40 $ 3.04 $      +116.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.46 $ 5.24 $      +51.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.18 $ 9.17 $      +48.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.30 $ 6.94 $      +31.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.69 $ 9.19 $      +37.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.58 $ 3.02 $      +17.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $ 1.52 $      +111.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 $ 2.43 $      +19.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.69 $ 3.40 $      +101.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.23 $ 1.92 $      +55.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 $ 1.66 $      +33.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.94 $ 3.02 $      +55.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.02 $ 2.30 $      +14.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 17.75 $      +18.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.07 $ 2.39 $      +15.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.44 $ 3.19 $      -7.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 13.50 $      +68.8 %
Transportation
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.60 $      +48.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.00 $ 95.00 $      +111.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 4.00 $      +23.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 3.00 $      +9.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $ 39.00 $      +11.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.07 $ 5.19 $      +69.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,639.19 $ 32,000.00 $      -10.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,102.62 $ 27,336.48 $      +4.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 173.25 $ 249.85 $      +44.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 60.20 $ 49.73 $      -17.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.73 $ 63.52 $      -3.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.64 $ 104.33 $      +90.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $ 19.00 $      +8.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 17.00 $      +13.3 %
Childcare
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,476.11 $ 2,843.33 $      +92.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,625.00 $ 31,333.33 $      +44.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.93 $ 59.68 $      -2.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.85 $ 42.73 $      -23.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.69 $ 106.14 $      +9.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.87 $ 122.53 $      -7.8 %
Rent Per Month
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,242.40 $ 3,159.80 $      +40.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,525.86 $ 2,639.13 $      +73.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,589.15 $ 5,523.57 $      +20.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,658.33 $ 4,665.00 $      +75.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 368.17 $ 1,093.12 $      +196.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 249.25 $ 985.71 $      +295.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,579.13 $ 7,663.77 $      +37.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.69 6.56      -2.0 %
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