Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 5.98% higher than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 5.91% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 16.79% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 8.10% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 3.24% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 14.64% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 20.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 100.00 $      +25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 9.00 $      -10.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 $ 7.20 $      -7.10 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 9.00 $      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.69 $ 4.99 $      +6.42 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 $ 2.14 $      -11.81 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $ 1.74 $      -11.46 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.56 $ 4.51 $      -1.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.52 $ 3.65 $      +3.76 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.40 $ 2.48 $      +3.61 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.79 $ 3.21 $      -15.29 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.63 $ 6.25 $      -5.75 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.69 $ 6.01 $      -10.24 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.03 $ 7.82 $      +11.24 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.13 $ 2.75 $      -12.07 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $ 1.29 $      +34.23 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.29 $ 2.67 $      +16.54 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.19 $ 2.80 $      -12.16 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.82 $ 1.91 $      +4.90 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.63 $ 1.88 $      +14.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.99 $ 2.35 $      +17.97 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.99 $ 2.16 $      +8.10 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.84 $ 3.05 $      +7.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.07 $ 3.04 $      -1.00 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.34 $ 15.00 $      +32.22 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.75 $      -8.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.50 $ 127.50 $      +52.69 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.80 $      +8.57 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 32.50 $      -1.52 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.68 $ 2.66 $      -27.59 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 23,000.00 $      -8.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,350.38 $ 21,344.37 $      -0.03 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 167.07 $ 156.04 $      -6.60 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.11 $      -22.54 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.79 $ 66.39 $      +2.47 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 83.36 $ 107.78 $      +29.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.86 $ 33.08 $      +51.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 16.00 $      +6.67 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,418.75 $ 2,551.95 $      +5.51 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 34,088.17 $ 36,933.33 $      +8.35 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.23 $ 62.97 $      +11.99 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.58 $ 44.59 $      +4.72 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.70 $ 90.18 $      +2.83 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.42 $ 132.15 $      -5.89 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,127.98 $ 3,070.29 $      -1.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,543.59 $ 2,022.88 $      -20.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,459.29 $ 6,248.17 $      -16.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,605.56 $ 3,417.24 $      -25.80 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,265.75 $ 1,408.75 $      +11.30 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 905.81 $ 737.46 $      -18.59 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,657.94 $ 6,150.27 $      -19.69 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.64 3.63      -0.30 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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