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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 18.07% higher than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 36.72% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 59.71% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 2.78% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 28.68% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 15.15% 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 $ 20.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 77.50 $ 80.00 $      +3.23 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 10.00 $      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.50 $      +6.19 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.68 $ 4.70 $      +0.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 $ 2.38 $      +9.10 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 $ 1.93 $      -8.46 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.55 $ 4.66 $      +31.26 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.12 $ 3.52 $      +12.71 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.05 $ 2.44 $      +18.95 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.39 $ 3.80 $      +11.94 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.58 $ 7.06 $      +26.56 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.12 $ 6.42 $      +25.45 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.57 $ 6.99 $      +6.38 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 $ 3.09 $      +72.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.97 $      +31.87 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.45 $ 2.29 $      +58.52 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.89 $ 3.27 $      +73.05 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.14 $ 1.87 $      +63.72 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.01 $ 1.57 $      +55.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.69 $ 1.97 $      +16.72 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.87 $ 2.04 $      +8.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.47 $ 2.96 $      +19.79 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.32 $ 3.16 $      +35.74 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 11.00 $      +10.00 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 3.00 $      +71.43 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 83.50 $      -16.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $ 3.50 $      +22.81 %
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) 3.62 $ 3.86 $      +6.79 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,403.62 $ 21,162.88 $      -1.12 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168.43 $ 173.33 $      +2.91 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.14 $      +19.58 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.49 $ 63.99 $      -6.57 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.48 $ 80.86 $      +94.93 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.62 $ 17.57 $      +82.66 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,036.83 $ 2,441.11 $      +135.44 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,804.57 $ 34,542.92 $      +39.26 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.12 $ 57.16 $      +16.36 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.73 $ 42.48 $      +9.68 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.19 $ 87.45 $      +10.43 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.10 $ 136.86 $      +21.01 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,243.94 $ 3,104.61 $      +38.35 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,686.28 $ 2,504.82 $      +48.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,356.23 $ 7,540.96 $      +73.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,843.29 $ 4,625.00 $      +62.66 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 790.79 $ 1,239.32 $      +56.72 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 518.62 $ 910.57 $      +75.58 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,842.55 $ 7,623.68 $      +57.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.51 3.58      +1.91 %
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