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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 34.2% higher than in Austin, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 36.9% higher than in Austin, TX
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 40.1% higher than in Austin, TX
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 26.6% higher than in Austin, TX
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 40.3% higher than in Austin, TX
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 15.9% 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) 9.00 $ 12.00 $      +33.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.02 $ 5.16 $      +2.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $ 2.80 $      +11.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $ 2.28 $      +20.2 %
Markets
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.02 $ 5.80 $      +44.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.59 $ 4.14 $      +59.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 $ 2.33 $      +63.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.95 $ 4.94 $      +25.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.14 $ 8.53 $      +39.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.73 $ 7.53 $      +31.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.64 $ 8.57 $      +29.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.34 $ 2.99 $      +27.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $ 1.54 $      +107.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 $ 2.22 $      +19.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.37 $ 2.92 $      +112.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.27 $ 1.98 $      +55.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.12 $ 1.61 $      +44.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.78 $ 2.78 $      +56.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.09 $ 2.44 $      +16.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.94 $ 2.78 $      -5.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.54 $ 3.85 $      +8.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 13.50 $      +68.8 %
Transportation
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $ 2.75 $      +83.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.91 $ 88.00 $      +79.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 4.00 $      +60.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 3.13 $      +25.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.00 $ 33.00 $      -17.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.45 $ 5.96 $      +72.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,500.00 $ 28,654.00 $      +0.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,249.70 $ 25,728.43 $      +1.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 206.84 $ 249.48 $      +20.6 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.18 $      +22.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.41 $ 67.40 $      -5.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.74 $ 102.13 $      +123.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.00 $ 18.28 $      +14.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.25 $ 17.00 $      +28.3 %
Childcare
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,178.80 $ 2,450.00 $      +107.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,116.67 $ 33,071.00 $      +197.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.57 $ 64.89 $      +2.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.36 $ 45.96 $      +1.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.83 $ 87.36 $      -8.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.00 $ 120.61 $      -9.3 %
Rent Per Month
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,420.81 $ 3,282.00 $      +35.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,632.20 $ 2,579.66 $      +58.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,583.75 $ 5,777.96 $      +26.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,814.09 $ 4,404.50 $      +56.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 849.30 $ 1,074.84 $      +26.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 358.71 $ 958.17 $      +167.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,287.44 $ 6,087.03 $      +15.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.01 5.02      -16.6 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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