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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 37.03% higher than in Charlotte, NC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 51.48% higher than in Charlotte, NC
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 72.28% higher than in Charlotte, NC
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 32.83% higher than in Charlotte, NC
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 50.12% higher than in Charlotte, NC
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 4.72% lower than in Charlotte, NC
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Restaurants
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 64.00 $ 90.00 $      +40.62 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 11.00 $      +22.22 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.75 $ 7.00 $      +47.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 $ 8.00 $      +45.45 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.82 $ 5.06 $      +4.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $ 2.87 $      +41.95 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 $ 2.30 $      +25.62 %
Markets
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.21 $ 5.46 $      +70.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.22 $ 3.81 $      +71.79 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.61 $ 2.16 $      +33.98 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.19 $ 4.45 $      +103.42 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.79 $ 8.02 $      +111.82 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.87 $ 6.67 $      +72.57 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.22 $ 7.87 $      +26.55 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.21 $ 2.87 $      +29.80 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 $ 1.41 $      +79.04 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.26 $ 2.35 $      +4.11 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $ 3.04 $      +71.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.35 $ 1.80 $      +33.23 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 $ 1.54 $      +32.65 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.18 $ 2.25 $      +90.70 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.56 $ 2.29 $      +47.27 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $ 15.00 $      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.40 $ 3.34 $      +39.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.15 $ 4.09 $      +90.56 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.49 $ 12.00 $      +60.21 %
Transportation
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.82 $ 2.85 $      +1.06 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.00 $ 87.00 $      -1.14 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 3.75 $      +50.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.73 $ 2.76 $      -25.93 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 33.00 $      +10.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.55 $ 5.36 $      +50.68 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 27,000.00 $      +12.50 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,500.00 $ 21,125.12 $      -1.74 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 153.62 $ 231.29 $      +50.56 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 $ 0.16 $      -26.36 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.09 $ 65.48 $      -3.84 %
Sports And Leisure
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.25 $ 98.00 $      +163.08 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.75 $ 17.50 $      -34.58 %
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 1,003.12 $ 2,583.33 $      +157.53 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,125.00 $ 35,696.00 $      +136.01 %
Clothing And Shoes
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.50 $ 55.83 $      +48.87 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.12 $ 43.18 $      +34.42 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.33 $ 81.12 $      +3.56 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.12 $ 112.77 $      +23.75 %
Rent Per Month
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,736.15 $ 3,097.33 $      +78.40 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,250.40 $ 2,540.48 $      +103.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,583.33 $ 5,303.57 $      +48.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,233.33 $ 4,225.00 $      +89.18 %
Buy Apartment Price
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 341.13 $ 1,054.15 $      +209.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 140.04 $ 879.59 $      +528.10 %
Salaries And Financing
Charlotte, NC Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,608.92 $ 8,095.18 $      +44.33 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.20 3.97      -5.46 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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