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

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 12.32% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 22.62% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 32.22% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 1.92% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 15.23% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 27.46% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 $ 20.00 $      +5.26 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 75.00 $      -6.25 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 9.00 $      -10.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 $ 6.50 $      -16.13 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.71 $ 4.69 $      -0.54 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $ 2.20 $      -11.66 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $ 2.04 $      +1.04 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.45 $ 3.89 $      -12.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.54 $ 3.35 $      -5.23 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.25 $ 2.68 $      +18.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.70 $ 3.43 $      -7.36 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.56 $ 5.59 $      -14.84 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.44 $ 5.72 $      -11.19 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.71 $ 6.59 $      -1.71 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.76 $ 1.79 $      -35.13 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 $ 0.84 $      +1.78 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.98 $ 1.35 $      -31.82 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.06 $ 1.91 $      -37.57 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.82 $ 1.12 $      -38.20 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.59 $ 0.97 $      -38.85 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.99 $ 1.64 $      -17.77 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $ 2.11 $      +7.96 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.69 $ 2.58 $      -4.17 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $ 2.31 $      -17.46 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 10.00 $      -9.09 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 1.75 $      -41.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $ 100.00 $      +23.46 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 2.85 $      -18.57 %
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) 3.68 $ 3.57 $      -3.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,010.00 $ 25,000.00 $      +8.65 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,357.24 $ 21,251.58 $      -0.49 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.12 $ 140.22 $      -11.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.13 $      -9.46 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.99 $ 66.55 $      -4.91 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.10 $ 41.42 $      -50.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.50 $ 9.98 $      -57.53 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,358.33 $ 1,038.23 $      -55.98 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,892.14 $ 21,629.57 $      -34.24 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.08 $ 52.37 $      -8.25 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.48 $ 38.14 $      -10.21 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.59 $ 77.14 $      -15.77 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 143.19 $ 111.94 $      -21.82 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,337.48 $ 2,222.82 $      -33.40 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,695.60 $ 1,792.31 $      -33.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,301.61 $ 4,400.41 $      -30.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,524.14 $ 3,011.30 $      -33.44 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,362.43 $ 766.08 $      -43.77 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 931.57 $ 513.91 $      -44.83 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,264.01 $ 4,639.08 $      -43.86 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 3.75      +1.33 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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