Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Berlin 

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Cost of Living in Berlin is 32.7% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Berlin is 43.6% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Berlin are 59.6% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 31.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 39.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 13.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(22.96 €)
15.79 $
(14.50 €)
     -36.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 $
(110.22 €)
76.21 $
(70.00 €)
     -36.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(11.02 €)
10.89 $
(10.00 €)
     -9.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(7.35 €)
4.90 $
(4.50 €)
     -38.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.30 $
(7.62 €)
4.35 $
(4.00 €)
     -47.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.61 $
(5.16 €)
4.01 $
(3.68 €)
     -28.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.86 $
(2.63 €)
3.06 $
(2.81 €)
     +6.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 $
(2.16 €)
2.79 $
(2.56 €)
     +19.0 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.98 $
(5.49 €)
4.68 $
(4.30 €)
     -21.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.32 $
(3.97 €)
1.98 $
(1.82 €)
     -54.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.87 $
(2.63 €)
1.40 $
(1.28 €)
     -51.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.32 $
(4.89 €)
3.47 $
(3.18 €)
     -34.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.66 $
(8.87 €)
6.24 $
(5.73 €)
     -35.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.83 $
(6.27 €)
6.41 $
(5.89 €)
     -6.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.26 $
(8.51 €)
7.74 $
(7.11 €)
     -16.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.04 $
(2.80 €)
1.34 $
(1.23 €)
     -55.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.44 $
(1.32 €)
0.78 $
(0.71 €)
     -46.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.28 $
(2.09 €)
1.10 $
(1.01 €)
     -51.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.48 $
(3.20 €)
1.67 $
(1.54 €)
     -52.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.03 $
(1.87 €)
0.83 $
(0.76 €)
     -59.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.79 $
(1.64 €)
0.86 $
(0.79 €)
     -51.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00 $
(2.75 €)
1.76 $
(1.62 €)
     -41.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.51 $
(2.31 €)
0.94 $
(0.86 €)
     -62.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.75 $
(16.30 €)
6.53 $
(6.00 €)
     -63.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.54 $
(2.34 €)
1.12 $
(1.03 €)
     -55.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.23 $
(2.97 €)
1.83 $
(1.68 €)
     -43.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.75 $
(12.63 €)
8.93 $
(8.20 €)
     -35.1 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.55 $
(2.34 €)
3.81 $
(3.50 €)
     +49.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 89.50 $
(82.21 €)
54.33 $
(49.90 €)
     -39.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.15 $
(3.81 €)
5.44 $
(5.00 €)
     +31.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(2.99 €)
4.03 $
(3.70 €)
     +24.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $
(35.82 €)
37.56 $
(34.50 €)
     -3.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.20 $
(4.78 €)
7.46 $
(6.85 €)
     +43.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $
(29,392.64 €)
32,421.72 $
(29,780.00 €)
     +1.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,276.87 $
(24,135.83 €)
32,876.44 $
(30,197.67 €)
     +25.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 284.59 $
(261.40 €)
349.69 $
(321.20 €)
     +22.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 58.44 $
(53.68 €)
21.63 $
(19.87 €)
     -63.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.41 $
(62.84 €)
44.20 $
(40.60 €)
     -35.4 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 113.35 $
(104.12 €)
38.04 $
(34.94 €)
     -66.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.25 $
(35.13 €)
24.11 $
(22.15 €)
     -37.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(15.61 €)
14.15 $
(13.00 €)
     -16.7 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,953.33 $
(2,712.70 €)
203.45 $
(186.88 €)
     -93.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $
(28,780.29 €)
9,429.42 $
(8,661.11 €)
     -69.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.57 $
(62.98 €)
91.63 $
(84.16 €)
     +33.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.00 $
(58.78 €)
39.83 $
(36.59 €)
     -37.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 113.21 $
(103.99 €)
97.19 $
(89.27 €)
     -14.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 180.63 $
(165.91 €)
135.00 $
(124.00 €)
     -25.3 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,196.38 $
(2,935.94 €)
1,371.14 $
(1,259.42 €)
     -57.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,788.46 $
(2,561.26 €)
976.40 $
(896.84 €)
     -65.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,839.80 $
(5,363.97 €)
2,519.61 $
(2,314.31 €)
     -56.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,936.00 $
(4,533.81 €)
1,906.83 $
(1,751.46 €)
     -61.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,503.20 $
(1,380.72 €)
764.27 $
(702.00 €)
     -49.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,328.32 $
(1,220.09 €)
560.28 $
(514.63 €)
     -57.8 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,154.27 $
(6,571.34 €)
3,494.90 $
(3,210.13 €)
     -51.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.29 3.70      -49.3 %
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