Cost of Living Comparison Between Charlotte, NC and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 31.56% higher than in Charlotte, NC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 74.10% higher than in Charlotte, NC
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 146.81% higher than in Charlotte, NC
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 30.12% higher than in Charlotte, NC
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 41.95% higher than in Charlotte, NC
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 3.49% higher than in Charlotte, NC
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Restaurants
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 $ 19.00 $      +35.71 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $ 80.00 $      +23.08 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.75 $ 10.00 $      +29.12 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.38 $ 8.00 $      +82.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 8.50 $      +41.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.26 $ 4.82 $      +13.06 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $ 2.49 $      +26.36 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 $ 2.07 $      +33.22 %
Markets
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.97 $ 4.42 $      +48.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.45 $ 3.45 $      +40.46 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.48 $ 2.35 $      +58.71 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.90 $ 3.70 $      +94.35 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.13 $ 6.56 $      +58.84 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.12 $ 6.46 $      +107.33 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.83 $ 6.64 $      +14.05 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.39 $ 2.89 $      +21.16 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.84 $      +40.54 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.96 $ 2.21 $      +12.81 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.95 $ 3.11 $      +59.65 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.32 $ 1.82 $      +38.11 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.27 $ 1.60 $      +26.50 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.11 $ 1.96 $      +77.50 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.48 $ 1.96 $      +31.92 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $ 2.74 $      +26.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $ 2.80 $      +36.50 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.49 $ 11.34 $      +51.47 %
Transportation
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.20 $ 3.00 $      +36.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 87.50 $ 85.00 $      -2.86 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 3.50 $      +40.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 $ 3.00 $      -25.44 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $ 33.00 $      -5.71 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.30 $ 3.61 $      +56.47 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 24,500.00 $      +2.08 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,821.43 $ 21,139.00 $      -7.37 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.81 $ 166.25 $      +18.07 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.14 $      +11.37 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.95 $ 69.83 $      +18.46 %
Sports And Leisure
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.76 $ 83.92 $      +87.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.86 $ 25.43 $      +6.59 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Childcare
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 991.25 $ 2,324.56 $      +134.51 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,603.75 $ 33,576.15 $      +129.91 %
Clothing And Shoes
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.15 $ 57.08 $      +38.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.69 $ 42.79 $      +10.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.59 $ 90.44 $      +5.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.12 $ 141.64 $      +16.94 %
Rent Per Month
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,540.97 $ 3,224.59 $      +109.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,058.32 $ 2,640.08 $      +149.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,746.59 $ 7,107.00 $      +158.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,762.15 $ 4,571.88 $      +159.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 326.50 $ 1,345.75 $      +312.17 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 157.55 $ 928.03 $      +489.03 %
Salaries And Financing
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,316.76 $ 7,777.33 $      +80.17 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 3.71      +0.01 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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