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

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Consumer Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 16.7% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Philadelphia, PA are 32.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 50.9% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 20.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 16.0% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Philadelphia, PA is 17.1% 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 100.00 $ 75.00 $      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.25 $      -14.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.56 $ 4.79 $      -13.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 $ 2.45 $      -9.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.32 $ 1.68 $      -27.5 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.91 $ 4.82 $      -18.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.29 $ 3.53 $      -17.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.93 $ 2.51 $      -14.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.15 $ 4.20 $      -18.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.34 $ 7.67 $      -17.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.46 $ 6.11 $      -18.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.03 $ 8.64 $      -4.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.02 $ 2.39 $      -21.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.47 $ 0.83 $      -43.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $ 1.62 $      -31.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.39 $ 2.42 $      -28.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.51 $      -16.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.51 $ 1.64 $      +8.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.97 $ 2.71 $      -9.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 $ 2.07 $      -11.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.75 $ 16.45 $      -7.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $ 1.73 $      -23.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.85 $ 3.60 $      +26.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $ 13.00 $      0.0 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.88 $ 2.50 $      -13.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 $ 96.00 $      -2.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 2.70 $      -32.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 2.50 $      -28.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 47.00 $ 22.00 $      -53.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.14 $ 3.83 $      -25.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $ 34,000.00 $      +6.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $ 25,402.02 $      -7.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 254.02 $ 211.44 $      -16.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 52.11 $ 55.69 $      +6.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.64 $ 62.65 $      -4.5 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114.73 $ 43.75 $      -61.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.50 $ 38.00 $      +43.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 14.00 $      -17.6 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,666.67 $ 1,950.00 $      -26.9 %
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) 61.57 $ 55.00 $      -10.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.00 $ 35.83 $      -23.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 107.38 $ 92.08 $      -14.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.32 $ 120.56 $      -9.6 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,225.69 $ 1,776.19 $      -44.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,726.92 $ 1,302.73 $      -52.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,915.80 $ 3,115.69 $      -47.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,045.45 $ 2,102.33 $      -58.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,240.44 $ 352.58 $      -71.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,116.49 $ 241.98 $      -78.3 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,635.89 $ 4,283.43 $      -43.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.66 6.61      -0.7 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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