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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 5.62% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 6.45% higher than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 20.51% higher than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 7.49% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 2.96% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 15.84% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 20.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 80.00 $      -20.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 10.00 $      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.20 $ 7.75 $      +7.64 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.99 $ 4.69 $      -6.03 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 $ 2.43 $      +13.39 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.74 $ 1.97 $      +12.94 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.56 $ 4.56 $      -0.02 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.63 $ 3.52 $      -3.02 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.46 $ 2.40 $      -2.54 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.24 $ 3.79 $      +16.84 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.09 $ 6.63 $      +8.89 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.99 $ 6.69 $      +11.67 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.82 $ 7.03 $      -10.05 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.71 $ 3.13 $      +15.31 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.30 $ 0.96 $      -25.98 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.70 $ 2.29 $      -14.88 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.85 $ 3.19 $      +11.94 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 $ 1.82 $      -5.01 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.88 $ 1.63 $      -13.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 $ 1.99 $      -16.41 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 $ 1.99 $      -6.50 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.05 $ 2.84 $      -7.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.98 $ 3.07 $      +2.97 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 11.34 $      -24.37 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 3.00 $      +9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.25 $ 83.50 $      -34.38 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.80 $ 3.50 $      -7.89 %
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) 2.70 $ 3.68 $      +36.17 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,637.50 $ 25,000.00 $      +10.44 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,275.90 $ 21,350.38 $      +0.35 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 152.93 $ 167.07 $      +9.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.14 $      +29.09 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.49 $ 64.79 $      -2.56 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 107.90 $ 83.36 $      -22.74 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.07 $ 21.86 $      -39.41 %
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 2,573.92 $ 2,418.75 $      -6.03 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,437.50 $ 34,088.17 $      -6.45 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.94 $ 56.23 $      -10.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.93 $ 42.58 $      -5.24 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.62 $ 87.70 $      -3.22 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.31 $ 140.42 $      +6.94 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,104.77 $ 3,157.05 $      +1.68 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,022.16 $ 2,543.59 $      +25.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,187.89 $ 7,459.29 $      +20.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,427.59 $ 4,605.56 $      +34.37 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,438.34 $ 1,265.75 $      -12.00 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 742.77 $ 905.81 $      +21.95 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,210.43 $ 7,657.94 $      +23.31 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.61 3.64      +0.92 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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