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Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 15.70% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 31.98% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 51.58% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 6.22% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 25.45% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 19.85% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
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  Los Angeles, CASan Francisco, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 80.00 $      +14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 6.24 $      +4.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.41 $ 4.50 $      +2.06 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.32 $ 2.22 $      -4.52 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 $ 1.92 $      +8.75 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.03 $ 4.44 $      +10.32 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.81 $ 3.45 $      +23.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.93 $ 2.11 $      +9.34 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.23 $ 3.48 $      +7.79 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.63 $ 10.44 $      +125.26 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.76 $ 5.88 $      +23.50 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.03 $ 8.21 $      +36.21 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.01 $ 1.96 $      -2.48 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $ 1.16 $      +27.52 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 $ 1.47 $      +0.08 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.70 $ 2.28 $      +34.40 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $ 1.61 $      +17.70 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.07 $ 1.26 $      +17.47 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.34 $ 1.71 $      +27.98 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 $ 1.72 $      -11.94 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $ 1.86 $      -19.40 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 $ 2.71 $      -0.46 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 $ 9.38 $      +10.29 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.75 $      +57.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 80.00 $      -20.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.50 $      +16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 3.00 $      +11.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 33.00 $      +13.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.68 $ 3.74 $      +1.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 22,040.00 $      +0.18 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,020.80 $ 21,185.29 $      +5.82 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.73 $ 108.71 $      -26.91 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10 $      -12.50 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.86 $ 64.25 $      +11.05 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.52 $ 78.98 $      +94.92 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.76 $ 19.67 $      +54.07 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.67 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,133.06 $ 2,158.14 $      +90.47 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,639.71 $ 24,900.00 $      +15.07 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.99 $ 57.94 $      +15.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.25 $ 44.33 $      +15.91 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.22 $ 84.35 $      +7.84 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.75 $ 125.47 $      +23.31 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,130.69 $ 3,357.24 $      +57.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,618.58 $ 2,715.42 $      +67.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,944.17 $ 5,686.17 $      +44.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,875.50 $ 4,261.59 $      +48.20 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 678.12 $ 1,159.31 $      +70.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 414.92 $ 906.69 $      +118.52 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,832.75 $ 6,062.97 $      +58.19 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.34 4.29      -1.18 %
Last update: February 2019February 2019
Contributors:424387
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD