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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 14.75% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 24.40% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 33.55% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 9.41% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 20.80% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 17.98% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CALos Angeles, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $ 15.50 $      -8.82 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 66.50 $      -16.88 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 7.50 $      +7.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.51 $ 4.30 $      -4.72 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.19 $ 2.34 $      +7.04 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.86 $ 1.83 $      -1.61 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.12 $ 4.08 $      -0.99 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.56 $ 2.74 $      -23.03 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.53 $ 2.02 $      -20.36 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.63 $ 3.22 $      -11.39 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.42 $ 4.76 $      -49.46 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.82 $ 4.78 $      -17.89 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.41 $ 6.20 $      -16.28 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.52 $ 2.03 $      -19.44 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.12 $ 0.99 $      -12.06 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.77 $ 1.53 $      -13.72 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.56 $ 1.78 $      -30.37 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.79 $ 1.47 $      -18.29 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.47 $ 1.17 $      -20.10 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.94 $ 1.47 $      -24.58 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.07 $ 1.98 $      -3.96 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $ 2.59 $      +5.92 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.28 $ 3.02 $      -8.13 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.88 $ 8.50 $      -4.23 %
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) 2.76 $ 2.70 $      -2.14 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 29.19 $      -11.55 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.68 $ 3.54 $      -3.60 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 22,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,122.35 $ 20,925.67 $      -0.93 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 111.16 $ 139.68 $      +25.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.14 $      +45.40 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.22 $ 58.37 $      -7.67 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.96 $ 41.87 $      -50.73 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.00 $ 12.47 $      -30.71 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.14 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,154.41 $ 1,106.89 $      -48.62 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,255.00 $ 21,522.06 $      -11.27 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.35 $ 51.84 $      -12.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.85 $ 40.40 $      -11.89 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.30 $ 79.27 $      -8.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 129.32 $ 100.37 $      -22.39 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,362.96 $ 2,126.87 $      -36.76 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,613.93 $ 1,640.36 $      -37.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,710.00 $ 3,930.10 $      -31.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,229.76 $ 2,878.98 $      -31.94 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,132.00 $ 646.96 $      -42.85 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 873.51 $ 423.65 $      -51.50 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,830.25 $ 3,615.35 $      -37.99 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.20 4.26      +1.51 %
Last update: October 2018October 2018
Contributors:359394
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD