Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA 

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Cost of Living in San Diego, CA is 12.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in San Diego, CA is 13.7% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in San Diego, CA are 15.0% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Diego, CA are 12.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in San Diego, CA are 23.9% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Diego, CA is 11.1% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 21.50 $      -14.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 80.00 $      -20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.50 $ 8.50 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.67 $ 5.51 $      -2.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.85 $ 2.83 $      -0.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 $ 2.53 $      +6.5 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.00 $ 4.54 $      -24.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.37 $ 3.67 $      -15.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.13 $ 2.02 $      -35.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.34 $ 4.19 $      -21.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.17 $ 6.33 $      -31.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.29 $ 6.63 $      -9.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.34 $ 8.64 $      -7.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.09 $ 2.13 $      -31.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.45 $ 0.81 $      -44.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.59 $ 1.50 $      -42.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.40 $ 2.06 $      -39.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.02 $ 1.49 $      -26.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 $ 1.00 $      -42.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.02 $ 2.05 $      -32.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $ 2.38 $      -0.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.75 $ 15.00 $      -15.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $ 1.99 $      -22.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.19 $ 3.00 $      -5.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.50 $ 10.53 $      -22.0 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.88 $ 2.50 $      -13.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.50 $ 72.00 $      -25.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 10.00 $      +150.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.75 $      -8.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $ 65.00 $      +66.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.16 $ 5.14 $      -0.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $ 30,000.00 $      -6.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $ 26,461.48 $      -3.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 264.25 $ 325.12 $      +23.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.56 $ 71.07 $      +37.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.91 $ 73.26 $      +7.9 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 116.69 $ 89.62 $      -23.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.50 $ 26.67 $      -6.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 18.00 $      +5.9 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,770.37 $ 1,713.33 $      -38.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $ 18,333.33 $      -41.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.58 $ 55.93 $      -10.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.23 $ 54.11 $      +9.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 109.79 $ 88.05 $      -19.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 138.58 $ 119.17 $      -14.0 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,240.56 $ 2,827.28 $      -12.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,738.46 $ 2,424.44 $      -11.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,937.80 $ 4,900.00 $      -17.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,028.26 $ 4,244.44 $      -15.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,326.81 $ 870.02 $      -34.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,178.99 $ 639.50 $      -45.8 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,390.29 $ 5,671.18 $      -23.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.75 6.64      -1.5 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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