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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 16.90% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 34.43% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 55.16% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 7.68% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 25.78% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 16.32% 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) 7.00 $ 9.00 $      +28.57 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 7.50 $      +7.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 $ 4.52 $      +3.72 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 $ 2.29 $      +0.23 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 $ 1.89 $      +3.72 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.89 $ 4.26 $      +9.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.77 $ 3.39 $      +22.49 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $ 2.13 $      +12.80 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.23 $ 3.32 $      +2.66 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.63 $ 10.56 $      +127.96 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.59 $ 6.16 $      +34.05 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.93 $ 8.10 $      +36.64 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.01 $ 1.87 $      -7.25 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $ 1.12 $      +22.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 $ 1.42 $      -3.47 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.66 $ 2.07 $      +24.56 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.33 $ 1.59 $      +19.15 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 $ 1.26 $      +20.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.37 $ 1.71 $      +24.90 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $ 1.61 $      -16.20 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.15 $ 1.86 $      -13.44 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 $ 2.71 $      +1.18 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 $ 9.80 $      +15.29 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.75 $      +57.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 78.00 $      -22.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.50 $      +16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 3.10 $      +14.81 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 33.00 $      +13.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.66 $ 3.81 $      +4.04 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 22,080.00 $      +0.36 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,248.05 $ 21,343.62 $      +5.41 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.10 $ 118.23 $      -19.63 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.09 $      -26.14 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.86 $ 66.26 $      +12.56 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.95 $ 82.34 $      +106.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.40 $ 19.00 $      +53.23 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,128.57 $ 2,117.54 $      +87.63 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,776.79 $ 26,515.00 $      +21.76 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.02 $ 62.24 $      +24.42 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.41 $ 41.81 $      +14.82 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.37 $ 86.47 $      +8.94 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.19 $ 139.50 $      +30.15 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,153.67 $ 3,389.86 $      +57.40 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,644.69 $ 2,775.86 $      +68.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,928.70 $ 5,939.77 $      +51.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,952.45 $ 4,465.13 $      +51.23 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 686.19 $ 1,160.61 $      +69.14 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 448.70 $ 913.13 $      +103.50 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,194.20 $ 6,558.67 $      +56.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.32 4.29      -0.49 %
Last update: April 2019April 2019
Contributors:419394
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD