Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 7.78% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 7.03% higher than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 14.05% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 6.93% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 47.05% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 21.00 $ 17.00 $      -19.05 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 80.00 $      -20.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $ 10.00 $      +5.26 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.10 $ 7.00 $      -1.41 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.73 $ 9.00 $      +3.15 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.87 $ 4.66 $      -4.33 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 $ 2.48 $      +11.28 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 $ 2.17 $      +25.28 %
Markets
New York, NY[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.44 $ 4.30 $      -3.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.42 $ 3.45 $      +1.05 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.75 $ 2.42 $      -11.96 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.39 $ 3.75 $      +10.55 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.82 $ 6.72 $      -1.47 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.40 $ 6.53 $      +2.10 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.38 $ 6.54 $      -11.46 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.81 $ 2.73 $      -2.70 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.27 $ 0.85 $      -32.72 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $ 1.99 $      -16.08 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.71 $ 2.96 $      +9.28 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.94 $ 1.85 $      -4.69 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.75 $ 1.57 $      -10.63 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.15 $ 1.84 $      -14.44 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.14 $ 1.89 $      -11.44 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.29 $ 2.72 $      -17.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $ 2.78 $      -10.22 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Transportation
New York, NY[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 3.00 $      +9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $ 85.00 $      -33.07 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.50 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 33.00 $      +10.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.75 $ 3.80 $      +38.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 23,010.00 $      +4.59 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,205.73 $ 21,725.10 $      +2.45 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 145.49 $ 152.19 $      +4.61 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.15 $      +38.64 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.11 $ 71.48 $      +11.49 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 86.29 $ 87.54 $      +1.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.13 $ 18.00 $      -48.76 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 15.00 $      -6.25 %
Childcare
New York, NY[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,479.17 $ 2,277.78 $      -8.12 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,681.82 $ 32,718.13 $      -17.55 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.88 $ 58.30 $      +2.49 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.38 $ 42.90 $      +1.23 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.55 $ 90.66 $      +0.11 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 141.87 $ 142.64 $      +0.54 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,415.53 $ 3,405.30 $      -0.30 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,023.00 $ 2,737.52 $      +35.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,822.56 $ 6,258.45 $      -8.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,599.74 $ 4,574.00 $      +27.06 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,494.66 $ 1,301.71 $      -12.91 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 758.11 $ 940.52 $      +24.06 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY[ Edit ] San Francisco, CA[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,916.73 $ 8,645.95 $      +46.13 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.82 3.70      -3.17 %
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