Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Salt Lake City, UT 

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Consumer Prices in Salt Lake City, UT are 33.9% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Salt Lake City, UT are 41.8% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Salt Lake City, UT are 51.0% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Salt Lake City, UT are 27.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Salt Lake City, UT are 36.6% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Salt Lake City, UT is 25.0% higher than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Salt Lake City, UT Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 17.00 $      -32.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 70.00 $      -30.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 9.59 $      -20.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.50 $      -21.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.16 $ 4.71 $      -8.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $ 2.15 $      -23.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 $ 1.85 $      -18.6 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Salt Lake City, UT Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.80 $ 3.52 $      -39.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.14 $ 3.02 $      -27.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.33 $ 1.39 $      -40.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.94 $ 4.47 $      -9.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.53 $ 5.47 $      -35.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.53 $ 4.15 $      -44.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.57 $ 5.91 $      -31.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.99 $ 1.80 $      -39.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 $ 0.61 $      -60.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 $ 1.43 $      -35.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.92 $ 1.38 $      -53.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.98 $ 0.76 $      -61.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 $ 0.99 $      -38.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.78 $ 1.90 $      -31.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $ 2.10 $      -13.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.78 $ 2.61 $      -6.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.85 $ 3.13 $      -18.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.50 $ 8.00 $      -40.7 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Salt Lake City, UT Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.00 $ 85.00 $      -3.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 2.88 $      -28.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 $ 2.50 $      -20.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 35.62 $      +8.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.96 $ 4.03 $      -32.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,654.00 $ 22,500.00 $      -21.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,728.43 $ 27,522.25 $      +7.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Salt Lake City, UT Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 249.48 $ 121.51 $      -51.3 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $ 0.05 $      -72.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.40 $ 60.95 $      -9.6 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Salt Lake City, UT Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.13 $ 35.42 $      -65.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.28 $ 7.50 $      -59.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 12.00 $      -29.4 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Salt Lake City, UT Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,450.00 $ 805.50 $      -67.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,071.00 $ 8,782.00 $      -73.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Salt Lake City, UT Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.89 $ 57.56 $      -11.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.96 $ 37.00 $      -19.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.36 $ 77.73 $      -11.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.61 $ 124.80 $      +3.5 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Salt Lake City, UT Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,282.00 $ 1,615.24 $      -50.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,579.66 $ 1,303.57 $      -49.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,777.96 $ 2,793.65 $      -51.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,404.50 $ 2,148.89 $      -51.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Salt Lake City, UT Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,074.84 $ 346.12 $      -67.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 958.17 $ 239.14 $      -75.0 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Salt Lake City, UT Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,087.03 $ 4,428.15 $      -27.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.02 5.14      +2.4 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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