Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Philadelphia, PA 

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Cost of Living in Philadelphia, PA is 15.8% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Philadelphia, PA is 30.1% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 48.1% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 26.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 13.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Philadelphia, PA is 26.8% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 20.00 $      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 117.50 $ 70.00 $      -40.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 $ 6.00 $      -20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.50 $ 4.74 $      -13.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 $ 1.72 $      -24.1 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.97 $ 4.90 $      -17.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.32 $ 3.77 $      -12.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.91 $ 2.89 $      -0.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.32 $ 4.04 $      -24.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.66 $ 8.16 $      -15.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.83 $ 6.45 $      -5.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.26 $ 8.64 $      -6.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.04 $ 2.58 $      -15.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.44 $ 0.89 $      -38.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.26 $ 1.70 $      -24.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.48 $ 2.58 $      -26.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.06 $ 1.59 $      -23.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 $ 1.71 $      -1.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00 $ 2.75 $      -8.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.48 $ 2.36 $      -5.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.75 $ 17.00 $      -4.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.54 $ 1.73 $      -32.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.13 $ 4.17 $      +32.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $ 13.00 $      -7.1 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 $ 2.50 $      -3.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 92.50 $ 96.00 $      +3.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.15 $ 2.85 $      -31.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 2.50 $      -23.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $ 22.00 $      -43.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.18 $ 3.81 $      -26.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $ 26,000.00 $      -18.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,436.48 $ 25,351.77 $      -4.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 251.24 $ 232.03 $      -7.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.11 $ 52.07 $      +1.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.92 $ 64.09 $      +0.3 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 95.54 $ 36.25 $      -62.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.00 $ 38.00 $      +100.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 14.00 $      -12.5 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,953.33 $ 1,950.00 $      -34.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $ 43,200.00 $      +37.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.72 $ 53.50 $      -13.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.83 $ 37.50 $      -18.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 105.83 $ 93.85 $      -11.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.12 $ 122.78 $      -9.1 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,116.46 $ 1,795.45 $      -42.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,690.91 $ 1,322.46 $      -50.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,577.05 $ 3,040.69 $      -45.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,566.67 $ 2,120.10 $      -53.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,099.37 $ 352.58 $      -67.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 998.56 $ 241.98 $      -75.8 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,762.19 $ 3,974.60 $      -48.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.57 6.62      +0.8 %
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