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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 20.71% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 34.74% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 51.94% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 12.19% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 34.38% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 17.51% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
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  Los Angeles, CASan Francisco, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 17.00 $      +13.33 %
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) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.24 $ 4.49 $      +6.03 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.26 $ 2.17 $      -3.86 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.76 $ 1.79 $      +1.51 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.94 $ 4.16 $      +5.67 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.78 $ 3.70 $      +33.13 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.14 $ 2.54 $      +18.59 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.21 $ 3.62 $      +12.61 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.64 $ 8.91 $      +91.73 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.58 $ 5.88 $      +28.33 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.36 $ 8.24 $      +29.62 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 $ 2.90 $      +52.70 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.03 $ 1.13 $      +9.56 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $ 2.03 $      +29.62 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $ 3.00 $      +68.20 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.53 $ 2.16 $      +41.18 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $ 1.94 $      +63.57 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 $ 2.34 $      +71.97 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.93 $ 2.02 $      +4.67 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $ 15.00 $      +20.05 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $ 2.44 $      -2.38 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.06 $ 3.67 $      +19.97 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 $ 8.62 $      +1.47 %
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) 3.47 $ 3.58 $      +3.35 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 22,000.00 $      -4.35 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,731.06 $ 21,068.12 $      +1.63 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 138.08 $ 106.69 $      -22.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.10 $      -35.07 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.20 $ 62.81 $      +7.91 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.38 $ 80.85 $      +95.40 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.17 $ 17.57 $      +33.45 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.67 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,071.76 $ 2,063.94 $      +92.57 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,391.67 $ 24,211.76 $      +13.18 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.72 $ 59.17 $      +16.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.57 $ 42.47 $      +2.17 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.33 $ 87.59 $      +10.41 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.54 $ 129.93 $      +30.53 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,118.75 $ 3,365.85 $      +58.86 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,669.30 $ 2,627.19 $      +57.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,849.73 $ 5,703.66 $      +48.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,853.40 $ 4,243.90 $      +48.73 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 650.29 $ 1,123.31 $      +72.74 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 426.47 $ 882.99 $      +107.05 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,547.13 $ 5,616.44 $      +58.34 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.25 4.09      -3.80 %
Last update: August 2018August 2018
Contributors:381353
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD