Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 20.91% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 36.83% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Toronto are 52.39% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 20.75% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 27.59% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 22.71% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(25.16 C$)
15.90 $
(20.00 C$)
     -20.51 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 $
(106.93 C$)
63.59 $
(80.00 C$)
     -25.18 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(12.58 C$)
9.54 $
(12.00 C$)
     -4.61 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(8.81 C$)
5.56 $
(7.00 C$)
     -20.51 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(10.06 C$)
7.15 $
(9.00 C$)
     -10.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.79 $
(6.03 C$)
3.81 $
(4.79 C$)
     -20.52 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.57 $
(3.23 C$)
1.93 $
(2.43 C$)
     -24.93 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $
(2.58 C$)
1.46 $
(1.84 C$)
     -28.71 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.84 $
(6.09 C$)
8.40 $
(10.57 C$)
     +73.63 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.55 $
(4.46 C$)
2.09 $
(2.63 C$)
     -41.08 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.34 $
(2.95 C$)
1.13 $
(1.42 C$)
     -51.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.79 $
(4.77 C$)
2.82 $
(3.55 C$)
     -25.67 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.93 $
(8.72 C$)
5.66 $
(7.12 C$)
     -18.33 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.55 $
(8.25 C$)
4.87 $
(6.12 C$)
     -25.73 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.04 $
(8.86 C$)
5.79 $
(7.29 C$)
     -17.79 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.97 $
(3.74 C$)
1.35 $
(1.70 C$)
     -54.52 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.10 $
(1.38 C$)
0.57 $
(0.72 C$)
     -48.02 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.11 $
(2.65 C$)
1.28 $
(1.61 C$)
     -39.11 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.06 $
(3.85 C$)
1.37 $
(1.72 C$)
     -55.38 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.71 $
(2.16 C$)
0.97 $
(1.22 C$)
     -43.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.56 $
(1.97 C$)
0.92 $
(1.16 C$)
     -41.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.01 $
(2.53 C$)
1.89 $
(2.38 C$)
     -5.84 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.84 $
(2.31 C$)
1.42 $
(1.79 C$)
     -22.45 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(18.87 C$)
11.92 $
(15.00 C$)
     -20.51 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.86 $
(3.60 C$)
2.53 $
(3.18 C$)
     -11.62 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.23 $
(4.07 C$)
2.76 $
(3.47 C$)
     -14.78 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.34 $
(14.27 C$)
13.51 $
(17.00 C$)
     +19.11 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $
(3.77 C$)
2.58 $
(3.25 C$)
     -13.88 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $
(101.90 C$)
124.01 $
(156.00 C$)
     +53.09 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.40 C$)
3.38 $
(4.25 C$)
     -3.47 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(3.46 C$)
2.56 $
(3.22 C$)
     -6.96 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(41.51 C$)
27.82 $
(35.00 C$)
     -15.69 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.50 $
(5.67 C$)
4.18 $
(5.26 C$)
     -7.17 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(30,192.00 C$)
20,667.73 $
(26,000.00 C$)
     -13.88 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,800.50 $
(26,167.03 C$)
20,050.75 $
(25,223.84 C$)
     -3.60 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 201.87 $
(253.95 C$)
126.11 $
(158.65 C$)
     -37.53 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.20 C$)
0.30 $
(0.38 C$)
     +88.19 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.19 $
(83.26 C$)
58.33 $
(73.38 C$)
     -11.87 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 91.99 $
(115.72 C$)
48.40 $
(60.88 C$)
     -47.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.57 $
(22.10 C$)
18.86 $
(23.73 C$)
     +7.36 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(18.87 C$)
11.92 $
(15.00 C$)
     -20.51 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,520.37 $
(3,170.63 C$)
1,350.21 $
(1,698.56 C$)
     -46.43 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,485.33 $
(40,866.55 C$)
20,096.38 $
(25,281.25 C$)
     -38.14 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.90 $
(71.59 C$)
58.14 $
(73.14 C$)
     +2.17 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.59 $
(51.06 C$)
37.91 $
(47.70 C$)
     -6.59 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.59 $
(105.16 C$)
88.57 $
(111.42 C$)
     +5.96 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.22 $
(160.04 C$)
111.22 $
(139.91 C$)
     -12.57 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,941.64 $
(3,700.58 C$)
1,606.37 $
(2,020.81 C$)
     -45.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,477.59 $
(3,116.80 C$)
1,363.45 $
(1,715.22 C$)
     -44.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,852.10 $
(8,619.94 C$)
2,795.69 $
(3,516.98 C$)
     -59.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,456.25 $
(5,605.96 C$)
2,199.03 $
(2,766.38 C$)
     -50.65 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,221.93 $
(1,537.18 C$)
834.37 $
(1,049.64 C$)
     -31.72 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 882.61 $
(1,110.33 C$)
676.97 $
(851.63 C$)
     -23.30 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,911.08 $
(9,952.14 C$)
3,862.91 $
(4,859.54 C$)
     -51.17 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.30 2.47      -24.99 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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