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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 9.83% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 1.54% higher than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 13.90% higher than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 6.19% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 14.44% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 41.26% higher than in New York, NY
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  New York, NYSan Francisco, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 17.00 $      -15.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 80.00 $      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 9.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 6.74 $      -3.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.59 $ 4.52 $      -1.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $ 2.41 $      +22.00 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 $ 1.93 $      +20.76 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.28 $ 4.31 $      +0.67 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.54 $ 3.07 $      -13.31 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.06 $ 2.13 $      -30.47 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.56 $ 3.25 $      -8.78 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.22 $ 8.50 $      +17.71 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.95 $ 6.05 $      +1.70 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.05 $ 6.97 $      -1.26 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.66 $ 1.84 $      -30.91 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.08 $ 1.06 $      -1.71 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.76 $ 1.57 $      -43.09 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.68 $ 1.90 $      -29.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.80 $ 1.41 $      -21.57 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.57 $ 1.09 $      -30.43 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.25 $ 1.20 $      -46.80 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $ 1.66 $      -28.01 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $ 2.04 $      -5.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 $ 2.50 $      -13.39 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $ 12.00 $      -14.29 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.75 $      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 122.00 $ 80.00 $      -34.43 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 3.50 $      +40.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.73 $ 2.88 $      +5.84 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 33.00 $      +10.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.04 $ 3.92 $      +28.90 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $ 22,000.00 $      +0.71 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,200.50 $ 20,954.22 $      -1.16 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.74 $ 129.35 $      -8.09 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.09 $      +26.54 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.73 $ 65.95 $      +3.48 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.79 $ 84.05 $      +4.02 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.61 $ 23.00 $      -29.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 15.00 $      -6.25 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,370.17 $ 2,134.97 $      -9.92 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,782.61 $ 27,115.00 $      -28.23 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.95 $ 64.19 $      +18.97 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.25 $ 44.28 $      +15.76 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.68 $ 88.15 $      +4.10 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.55 $ 147.29 $      +15.47 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,093.36 $ 3,397.12 $      +9.82 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,994.92 $ 2,795.63 $      +40.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,375.84 $ 6,151.04 $      -3.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,465.45 $ 4,661.31 $      +34.51 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,332.00 $ 1,171.63 $      -12.04 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 583.54 $ 907.70 $      +55.55 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,712.82 $ 6,759.68 $      +43.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.30 4.30      +0.20 %
Last update: July 2019July 2019
Contributors:501398
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD