Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Austin, TX 

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Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 24.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 28.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 32.9% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 16.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 33.1% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 0.3% higher than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 20.00 $      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 $ 100.00 $      -16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.67 $ 5.41 $      -4.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.90 $ 2.81 $      -3.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 $ 2.27 $      -4.3 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.15 $ 4.00 $      -35.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.43 $ 3.19 $      -28.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.12 $ 1.45 $      -53.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.51 $ 3.30 $      -40.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.93 $ 6.02 $      -39.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.89 $ 5.30 $      -32.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.40 $ 6.87 $      -26.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.09 $ 2.57 $      -16.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.48 $ 0.70 $      -52.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.64 $ 1.98 $      -24.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.45 $ 1.61 $      -53.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.97 $ 1.24 $      -36.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.64 $ 1.26 $      -23.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.02 $ 1.88 $      -37.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $ 2.04 $      -16.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 $ 14.84 $      -17.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.37 $ 2.07 $      -12.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $ 3.49 $      +12.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.25 $ 8.00 $      -39.6 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 1.50 $      -45.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.50 $ 45.00 $      -53.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.50 $      -12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.88 $      -4.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $ 35.00 $      -10.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.10 $ 3.07 $      -39.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $ 35,639.19 $      +11.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $ 26,117.09 $      -4.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 254.53 $ 225.42 $      -11.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50.68 $ 63.00 $      +24.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.91 $ 67.10 $      -1.2 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 113.36 $ 57.50 $      -49.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.50 $ 17.50 $      -34.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 15.00 $      -11.8 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,844.44 $ 1,488.75 $      -47.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $ 21,560.00 $      -31.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.27 $ 65.17 $      +3.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.82 $ 58.43 $      +15.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 109.32 $ 100.50 $      -8.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 138.84 $ 141.00 $      +1.6 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,215.69 $ 2,320.71 $      -27.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,726.92 $ 1,570.97 $      -42.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,915.00 $ 4,742.00 $      -19.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,047.73 $ 2,711.54 $      -46.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,199.54 $ 692.72 $      -42.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,086.49 $ 293.78 $      -73.0 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,767.71 $ 5,598.10 $      -27.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 6.73      +1.1 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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