Cost of Living Comparison Between Detroit, MI and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 36.76% higher than in Detroit, MI (without rent)
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 175.44% higher than in Detroit, MI
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 48.72% higher than in Detroit, MI
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 38.82% higher than in Detroit, MI
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 86.11% higher than in Detroit, MI
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Restaurants
Detroit, MI[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $ 17.00 $      +41.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $ 80.00 $      +77.78 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.04 $ 10.00 $      +41.94 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 7.00 $      +40.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 9.00 $      +50.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 $ 4.66 $      +6.83 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 $ 2.48 $      +38.42 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.35 $ 2.17 $      +60.54 %
Markets
Detroit, MI[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.51 $ 4.30 $      +70.87 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.16 $ 3.45 $      +59.99 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.68 $ 2.42 $      +44.15 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.76 $ 3.75 $      +112.74 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.11 $ 6.72 $      +63.43 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.62 $ 6.53 $      +80.27 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.87 $ 6.54 $      +34.23 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.84 $ 2.73 $      +48.86 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 $ 0.85 $      +52.60 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.77 $ 1.99 $      -28.13 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.84 $ 2.96 $      +60.90 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.30 $ 1.85 $      +41.83 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.43 $ 1.57 $      +9.80 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.61 $ 1.84 $      +14.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.63 $ 1.89 $      +15.85 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.50 $ 15.00 $      +30.43 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.90 $ 2.72 $      -6.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.36 $ 2.78 $      -36.19 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 $ 12.00 $      +60.00 %
Transportation
Detroit, MI[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 3.00 $      +50.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $ 85.00 $      +41.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.50 $      +16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.88 $ 3.00 $      +60.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $ 33.00 $      +120.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.39 $ 3.80 $      +59.12 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $ 23,010.00 $      +5.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,066.67 $ 21,725.10 $      -1.55 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Detroit, MI[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.39 $ 152.19 $      +3.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.15 $      -4.69 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.33 $ 71.48 $      +29.18 %
Sports And Leisure
Detroit, MI[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.00 $ 87.54 $      +191.81 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.25 $ 18.00 $      -50.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Childcare
Detroit, MI[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 750.00 $ 2,277.78 $      +203.70 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,333.33 $ 32,718.13 $      +145.39 %
Clothing And Shoes
Detroit, MI[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.23 $ 58.30 $      +34.84 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.46 $ 42.90 $      +36.36 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.50 $ 90.66 $      +9.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.75 $ 142.64 $      +44.45 %
Rent Per Month
Detroit, MI[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,390.96 $ 3,405.30 $      +144.82 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,022.10 $ 2,737.52 $      +167.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,250.00 $ 6,258.45 $      +178.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,500.00 $ 4,574.00 $      +204.93 %
Buy Apartment Price
Detroit, MI[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 72.19 $ 1,301.71 $      +1,703.07 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 46.41 $ 940.52 $      +1,926.61 %
Salaries And Financing
Detroit, MI[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,506.65 $ 8,645.95 $      +244.92 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.12 3.70      -10.19 %
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