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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 13.57% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 24.23% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 34.03% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 5.86% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 20.29% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 16.57% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CALos Angeles, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 70.00 $      -12.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.24 $ 6.00 $      -3.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.50 $ 4.41 $      -2.02 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.22 $ 2.32 $      +4.74 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 $ 1.77 $      -8.05 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.44 $ 4.03 $      -9.36 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 $ 2.81 $      -18.77 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 $ 1.93 $      -8.55 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.48 $ 3.23 $      -7.23 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.44 $ 4.63 $      -55.61 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.88 $ 4.76 $      -19.03 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.21 $ 6.03 $      -26.58 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.96 $ 2.01 $      +2.55 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.16 $ 0.91 $      -21.58 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 $ 1.47 $      -0.08 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 $ 1.70 $      -25.59 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.37 $      -15.04 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $ 1.07 $      -14.87 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $ 1.34 $      -21.86 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $ 1.95 $      +13.56 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $ 2.30 $      +24.07 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.71 $ 2.72 $      +0.46 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.38 $ 8.50 $      -9.33 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 1.75 $      -36.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $ 100.00 $      +25.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00 $      -14.29 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.70 $      -10.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 29.19 $      -11.55 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.74 $ 3.68 $      -1.44 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,040.00 $ 22,000.00 $      -0.18 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,185.29 $ 20,020.80 $      -5.50 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 108.71 $ 148.73 $      +36.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.11 $      +14.29 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.25 $ 57.86 $      -9.95 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.98 $ 40.52 $      -48.70 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.67 $ 12.76 $      -35.09 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.14 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,158.14 $ 1,133.06 $      -47.50 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,900.00 $ 21,639.71 $      -13.09 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.94 $ 49.99 $      -13.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.33 $ 38.25 $      -13.72 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.35 $ 78.22 $      -7.27 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 125.47 $ 101.75 $      -18.90 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,357.24 $ 2,130.69 $      -36.53 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,715.42 $ 1,618.58 $      -40.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,686.17 $ 3,944.17 $      -30.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,261.59 $ 2,875.50 $      -32.53 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,159.31 $ 678.12 $      -41.51 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 906.69 $ 414.92 $      -54.24 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,062.97 $ 3,832.75 $      -36.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.29 4.34      +1.19 %
Last update: February 2019February 2019
Contributors:387424
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD