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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 28.7% higher than in Detroit, MI (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 57.3% higher than in Detroit, MI
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 116.1% higher than in Detroit, MI
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 42.7% higher than in Detroit, MI
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 27.6% higher than in Detroit, MI
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 12.4% higher than in Detroit, MI
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Restaurants
Detroit, MI Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.50 $ 25.00 $      +61.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 100.00 $      +42.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.93 $ 12.00 $      +20.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 $ 8.00 $      +45.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.75 $ 5.45 $      +14.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 $ 2.73 $      +29.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 $ 2.25 $      +19.5 %
Markets
Detroit, MI Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.48 $ 5.99 $      +72.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.70 $ 4.40 $      +63.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.58 $ 2.81 $      +8.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.25 $ 5.14 $      +58.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.50 $ 9.90 $      +80.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.83 $ 7.32 $      +25.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.50 $ 8.65 $      -17.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.84 $ 2.90 $      +57.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 $ 1.35 $      +118.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.30 $ 2.28 $      -1.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.08 $ 3.35 $      +60.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.79 $      +6.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.27 $ 1.51 $      +19.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.62 $ 2.94 $      +12.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $ 2.29 $      -8.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 17.00 $      +70.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $ 2.03 $      +9.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $ 2.67 $      +7.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 13.00 $      +44.4 %
Transportation
Detroit, MI Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.75 $      +37.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $ 98.00 $      +48.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 4.00 $      +60.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 3.50 $      +55.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.00 $ 39.00 $      -18.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.50 $ 5.03 $      +44.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,699.74 $ 32,000.00 $      -10.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,119.94 $ 27,336.48 $      +13.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Detroit, MI Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 261.35 $ 245.35 $      -6.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.00 $ 46.83 $      -8.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.14 $ 62.88 $      -4.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Detroit, MI Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.33 $ 101.50 $      +258.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.00 $ 26.50 $      -8.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 17.00 $      +54.5 %
Childcare
Detroit, MI Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,294.79 $ 2,666.67 $      +106.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,800.00 $ 31,333.33 $      +86.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Detroit, MI Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.33 $ 60.95 $      +44.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.00 $ 43.75 $      +45.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.00 $ 108.42 $      +27.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.00 $ 135.56 $      +42.7 %
Rent Per Month
Detroit, MI Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,414.29 $ 3,133.80 $      +121.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,026.33 $ 2,595.83 $      +152.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,333.33 $ 5,666.46 $      +70.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,658.33 $ 4,666.67 $      +181.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Detroit, MI Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 99.17 $ 1,066.66 $      +975.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 90.83 $ 949.99 $      +945.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Detroit, MI Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,179.94 $ 7,386.73 $      +76.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.46 6.53      +1.2 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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