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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 12.24% higher than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 49.51% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 1.89% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 16.76% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 47.96% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 17.00 $      -15.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 80.00 $      +6.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 10.00 $      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 $ 7.00 $      +7.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 9.00 $      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.68 $ 4.66 $      -0.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $ 2.48 $      +8.43 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 $ 2.17 $      +7.84 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.82 $ 4.30 $      +12.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.36 $ 3.45 $      +2.59 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.79 $ 2.42 $      -13.38 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.51 $ 3.75 $      +6.88 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.59 $ 6.72 $      +20.24 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.63 $ 6.53 $      +15.94 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.49 $ 6.54 $      +0.71 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.87 $ 2.73 $      +46.07 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.90 $ 0.85 $      -4.67 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.41 $ 1.99 $      +40.85 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.02 $ 2.96 $      +46.28 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.22 $ 1.85 $      +50.68 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.97 $ 1.57 $      +61.27 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $ 1.84 $      +15.94 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 $ 1.89 $      -11.02 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.74 $ 2.72 $      -0.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.92 $ 2.78 $      -4.69 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.94 $ 12.00 $      +20.72 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 3.00 $      +71.43 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 83.00 $      -17.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $ 3.50 $      +22.81 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.32 $ 3.00 $      -9.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 33.00 $      +13.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.62 $ 3.80 $      +4.90 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 23,010.00 $      -7.96 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,579.33 $ 21,725.10 $      +0.68 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.45 $ 152.19 $      +12.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.15 $      +18.61 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.65 $ 71.48 $      +7.24 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.68 $ 87.54 $      +110.02 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.57 $ 18.00 $      +70.30 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,039.97 $ 2,277.78 $      +119.02 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,226.28 $ 32,718.13 $      +47.20 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.59 $ 58.30 $      +8.78 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.56 $ 42.90 $      +11.24 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.35 $ 90.66 $      +14.25 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.74 $ 142.64 $      +29.97 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,230.94 $ 3,405.30 $      +52.64 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,777.09 $ 2,737.52 $      +54.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,294.45 $ 6,258.45 $      +45.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,051.43 $ 4,574.00 $      +49.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 768.61 $ 1,301.71 $      +69.36 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 516.91 $ 940.52 $      +81.95 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,530.63 $ 8,645.95 $      +90.83 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.84 3.70      -3.57 %
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