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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 18.67% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 37.53% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 59.32% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 17.13% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 22.73% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 21.10% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
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  Los Angeles, CASan Francisco, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 19.00 $      +26.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 80.00 $      +14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 10.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.25 $ 7.25 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.52 $ 4.54 $      +0.41 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 $ 2.54 $      +8.36 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 $ 1.86 $      +9.26 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.63 $ 4.09 $      +12.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.04 $ 3.15 $      +3.69 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.66 $ 1.96 $      +17.87 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.15 $ 3.16 $      +0.16 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.54 $ 8.78 $      +93.46 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.51 $ 5.92 $      +31.11 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.31 $ 6.67 $      +25.48 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 $ 1.87 $      -1.52 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 $ 0.91 $      +3.22 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.42 $ 1.57 $      +10.20 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.67 $ 2.10 $      +25.53 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.34 $ 1.76 $      +31.21 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.01 $ 1.25 $      +23.61 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.38 $ 1.20 $      -13.52 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.01 $ 1.87 $      -6.67 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.01 $ 2.04 $      +1.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $ 2.20 $      -12.00 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 12.00 $      +33.33 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.75 $      +57.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 81.00 $      -19.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.50 $      +16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.50 $      +16.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 33.00 $      +13.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.82 $ 3.93 $      +3.03 %
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) 20,840.57 $ 22,106.80 $      +6.08 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 134.31 $ 135.84 $      +1.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.10 $      -12.56 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.44 $ 67.82 $      +8.62 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.59 $ 81.95 $      +101.92 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.89 $ 18.50 $      +33.20 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,065.72 $ 2,226.57 $      +108.93 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,913.46 $ 27,864.50 $      +27.16 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.21 $ 63.85 $      +32.44 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.27 $ 42.36 $      +23.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.39 $ 86.73 $      +12.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.48 $ 150.71 $      +38.93 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,223.00 $ 3,450.78 $      +55.23 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,726.14 $ 2,844.59 $      +64.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,949.07 $ 6,204.44 $      +57.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,953.16 $ 4,789.10 $      +62.17 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 719.52 $ 1,177.14 $      +63.60 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 460.89 $ 889.93 $      +93.09 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,344.88 $ 7,236.13 $      +66.54 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.20 4.19      -0.15 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:444386
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD