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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 12.38% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 25.54% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 36.86% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 10.60% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 13.22% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 19.54% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CALos Angeles, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $ 15.00 $      -11.76 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 70.00 $      -12.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 7.50 $      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.74 $ 6.00 $      -10.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 7.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.52 $ 4.48 $      -0.78 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.41 $ 2.39 $      -0.69 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 $ 1.75 $      -9.67 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.31 $ 3.70 $      -14.32 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.07 $ 2.92 $      -4.90 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.13 $ 1.83 $      -14.05 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.25 $ 3.23 $      -0.77 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.50 $ 4.90 $      -42.36 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.05 $ 5.03 $      -16.87 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.97 $ 5.87 $      -15.72 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.84 $ 2.11 $      +14.52 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.06 $ 0.92 $      -12.77 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $ 1.52 $      -3.15 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.90 $ 1.74 $      -8.45 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 $ 1.37 $      -2.57 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 $ 1.05 $      -3.24 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.20 $ 1.36 $      +13.67 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.66 $ 1.98 $      +19.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 $ 2.16 $      +5.84 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $ 2.69 $      +7.50 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 9.00 $      -25.00 %
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 $ 3.46 $      -1.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.88 $ 2.75 $      -4.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 29.19 $      -11.55 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.92 $ 3.79 $      -3.51 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 21,845.00 $      -0.70 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,954.22 $ 20,376.36 $      -2.76 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 129.35 $ 139.64 $      +7.96 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $ 0.13 $      +35.64 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.95 $ 59.92 $      -9.13 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.05 $ 40.42 $      -51.90 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.00 $ 12.50 $      -45.65 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,134.97 $ 1,129.23 $      -47.11 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,115.00 $ 21,776.79 $      -19.69 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.19 $ 48.44 $      -24.53 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.28 $ 33.84 $      -23.57 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.15 $ 76.78 $      -12.90 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 147.29 $ 106.35 $      -27.79 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,397.12 $ 2,202.12 $      -35.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,795.63 $ 1,689.72 $      -39.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,151.04 $ 3,921.70 $      -36.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,661.31 $ 2,922.86 $      -37.30 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,171.63 $ 695.53 $      -40.64 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 907.70 $ 447.35 $      -50.72 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,759.68 $ 4,049.71 $      -40.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.30 4.35      +1.11 %
Last update: July 2019July 2019
Contributors:398432
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD