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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 16.04% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 32.17% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 51.92% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 8.92% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 24.98% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 19.32% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
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  Los Angeles, CASan Francisco, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.50 $ 17.00 $      +9.68 %
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 $ 6.50 $      +8.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.40 $ 4.50 $      +2.27 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.36 $ 2.17 $      -8.10 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.80 $ 1.92 $      +7.00 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.99 $ 4.12 $      +3.21 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.77 $ 3.68 $      +32.65 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.01 $ 2.36 $      +17.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.25 $ 3.63 $      +11.88 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.67 $ 9.60 $      +105.71 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.86 $ 5.73 $      +17.95 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.02 $ 7.34 $      +21.91 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.12 $ 2.50 $      +18.12 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.03 $ 1.22 $      +19.14 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.55 $ 1.61 $      +3.66 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $ 2.43 $      +36.62 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.44 $ 1.72 $      +19.69 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 $ 1.34 $      +22.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.38 $ 1.71 $      +24.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.01 $ 1.97 $      -2.01 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $ 2.21 $      +0.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.60 $ 2.90 $      +11.61 %
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 $ 2.75 $      +1.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 33.00 $      +13.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.65 $ 3.73 $      +2.19 %
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) 20,213.74 $ 20,973.67 $      +3.76 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.38 $ 107.62 $      -24.94 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.10 $      -23.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 56.91 $ 62.93 $      +10.58 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.03 $ 79.72 $      +94.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.25 $ 19.33 $      +45.91 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.67 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,129.71 $ 2,158.14 $      +91.04 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,639.71 $ 24,780.00 $      +14.51 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.61 $ 59.53 $      +15.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.27 $ 47.00 $      +16.71 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.93 $ 85.17 $      +7.91 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.98 $ 133.12 $      +33.15 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,105.48 $ 3,365.00 $      +59.82 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,638.58 $ 2,684.68 $      +63.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,949.72 $ 5,758.89 $      +45.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,859.22 $ 4,223.17 $      +47.70 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 662.57 $ 1,159.92 $      +75.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 413.91 $ 895.84 $      +116.43 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,751.73 $ 5,916.75 $      +57.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.28 4.25      -0.72 %
Last update: December 2018December 2018
Contributors:417368
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD