Cost of Living Comparison Between Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 20.85% higher than in Portland, OR (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 59.00% higher than in Portland, OR
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 126.84% higher than in Portland, OR
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 30.13% higher than in Portland, OR
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 23.98% higher than in Portland, OR
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 27.55% higher than in Portland, OR
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Restaurants
Portland, OR Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.50 $ 20.00 $      +29.03 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 80.00 $      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 10.00 $      +33.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.75 $ 8.00 $      +39.25 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.11 $ 4.76 $      +15.88 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 $ 2.49 $      +24.09 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 $ 2.04 $      +35.71 %
Markets
Portland, OR Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.19 $ 4.48 $      +40.49 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.70 $ 3.54 $      +31.25 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.09 $ 2.40 $      +15.03 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.76 $ 3.70 $      +34.20 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.23 $ 6.56 $      +5.34 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.68 $ 6.57 $      +40.32 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.42 $ 6.96 $      +8.36 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.16 $ 2.86 $      +32.25 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 $ 0.84 $      +5.30 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.88 $ 2.16 $      +15.06 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 $ 3.14 $      +35.70 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.04 $ 1.82 $      +74.82 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 $ 1.59 $      +29.07 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.76 $ 1.99 $      +13.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.82 $ 1.96 $      +7.72 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 $ 15.00 $      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.72 $ 2.69 $      -1.06 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.49 $ 2.80 $      -19.65 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 $ 11.00 $      +46.67 %
Transportation
Portland, OR Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 3.00 $      +20.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 85.00 $      -15.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.50 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 3.00 $      +15.38 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $ 33.00 $      -5.71 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.99 $ 3.66 $      +22.62 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 23,010.00 $      -7.96 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,489.81 $ 21,357.24 $      -0.62 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Portland, OR Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 191.62 $ 166.80 $      -12.95 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.14 $      +22.41 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.12 $ 70.16 $      +6.11 %
Sports And Leisure
Portland, OR Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.78 $ 81.22 $      +126.99 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.10 $ 23.50 $      -2.49 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Childcare
Portland, OR Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,250.66 $ 2,358.33 $      +88.57 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,223.67 $ 32,892.14 $      +90.97 %
Clothing And Shoes
Portland, OR Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.75 $ 57.08 $      +14.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.42 $ 42.48 $      +16.62 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.44 $ 90.42 $      +9.68 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.38 $ 143.19 $      +45.54 %
Rent Per Month
Portland, OR Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,556.95 $ 3,278.67 $      +110.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,243.94 $ 2,658.99 $      +113.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,717.00 $ 6,369.26 $      +134.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,922.80 $ 4,571.88 $      +137.77 %
Buy Apartment Price
Portland, OR Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 391.99 $ 1,362.43 $      +247.56 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 236.44 $ 931.57 $      +294.00 %
Salaries And Financing
Portland, OR Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,834.73 $ 7,776.76 $      +102.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.65 3.71      +1.62 %
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