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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 17.30% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 32.27% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 50.49% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 10.38% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 26.27% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 21.92% 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 66.50 $ 80.00 $      +20.30 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.50 $ 7.00 $      -6.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.30 $ 4.51 $      +4.95 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.34 $ 2.19 $      -6.58 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.83 $ 1.86 $      +1.63 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.08 $ 4.12 $      +1.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.74 $ 3.56 $      +29.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.02 $ 2.53 $      +25.57 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.22 $ 3.63 $      +12.85 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.76 $ 9.42 $      +97.86 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.78 $ 5.82 $      +21.78 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.20 $ 7.41 $      +19.45 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.03 $ 2.52 $      +24.14 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.99 $ 1.12 $      +13.72 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 $ 1.77 $      +15.91 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $ 2.56 $      +43.61 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.47 $ 1.79 $      +22.39 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 $ 1.47 $      +25.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.47 $ 1.94 $      +32.59 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.98 $ 2.07 $      +4.13 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.59 $ 2.44 $      -5.58 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.02 $ 3.28 $      +8.85 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 $ 8.88 $      +4.41 %
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 $ 2.76 $      +2.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 33.00 $      +13.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.55 $ 3.68 $      +3.67 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 22,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,925.67 $ 21,122.35 $      +0.94 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.68 $ 111.16 $      -20.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.10 $      -31.23 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.37 $ 63.22 $      +8.30 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.87 $ 84.96 $      +102.95 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.47 $ 18.00 $      +44.32 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.67 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,106.89 $ 2,154.41 $      +94.64 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,522.06 $ 24,255.00 $      +12.70 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.84 $ 59.35 $      +14.48 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.40 $ 45.85 $      +13.49 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.27 $ 86.30 $      +8.86 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.37 $ 129.32 $      +28.85 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,126.87 $ 3,362.96 $      +58.12 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,640.36 $ 2,613.93 $      +59.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,930.10 $ 5,710.00 $      +45.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,878.98 $ 4,229.76 $      +46.92 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 646.96 $ 1,132.00 $      +74.97 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 423.65 $ 873.51 $      +106.19 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,615.35 $ 5,830.25 $      +61.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.26 4.20      -1.49 %
Last update: October 2018October 2018
Contributors:395359
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD