Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 11.63% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 25.95% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in London are 38.81% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in London are 3.92% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in London are 34.95% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in London is 39.79% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] London[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 $
(13.91 £)
19.41 $
(15.00 £)
     +7.85 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(61.82 £)
77.65 $
(60.00 £)
     -2.94 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(7.73 £)
7.77 $
(6.00 £)
     -22.35 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(5.41 £)
6.47 $
(5.00 £)
     -7.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(6.18 £)
5.82 $
(4.50 £)
     -27.20 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.63 $
(3.58 £)
3.89 $
(3.00 £)
     -16.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.47 $
(1.90 £)
1.86 $
(1.44 £)
     -24.63 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 $
(1.66 £)
1.48 $
(1.14 £)
     -30.95 %
Markets San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] London[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.32 $
(3.34 £)
4.70 $
(3.63 £)
     +8.81 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.40 $
(2.63 £)
1.22 $
(0.94 £)
     -64.19 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.45 $
(1.90 £)
0.86 $
(0.67 £)
     -64.90 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.78 $
(2.92 £)
2.77 $
(2.14 £)
     -26.80 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.72 $
(5.19 £)
4.08 $
(3.16 £)
     -39.17 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.30 $
(4.87 £)
3.73 $
(2.88 £)
     -40.89 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.59 $
(5.10 £)
5.14 $
(3.97 £)
     -22.10 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.75 $
(2.13 £)
1.29 $
(0.99 £)
     -53.26 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 $
(0.66 £)
0.72 $
(0.56 £)
     -15.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.99 $
(1.54 £)
1.20 $
(0.93 £)
     -39.77 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.86 $
(2.21 £)
1.43 $
(1.10 £)
     -50.03 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.87 $
(1.44 £)
0.69 $
(0.53 £)
     -62.97 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.62 $
(1.25 £)
0.67 $
(0.52 £)
     -58.79 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.86 $
(1.44 £)
0.96 $
(0.74 £)
     -48.31 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.93 $
(1.49 £)
1.11 $
(0.86 £)
     -42.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(11.59 £)
10.35 $
(8.00 £)
     -30.98 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.72 $
(2.11 £)
2.53 $
(1.95 £)
     -7.34 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 $
(2.03 £)
2.49 $
(1.92 £)
     -5.03 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $
(9.27 £)
15.53 $
(12.00 £)
     +29.42 %
Transportation San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] London[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $
(2.32 £)
3.62 $
(2.80 £)
     +20.79 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $
(62.59 £)
194.13 $
(150.00 £)
     +139.66 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(2.70 £)
3.88 $
(3.00 £)
     +10.93 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(2.32 £)
3.96 $
(3.06 £)
     +31.91 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(25.50 £)
37.27 $
(28.80 £)
     +12.95 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.82 $
(2.95 £)
6.18 $
(4.77 £)
     +61.70 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(18,544.73 £)
27,588.43 $
(21,317.50 £)
     +14.95 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,452.43 $
(17,348.92 £)
29,769.23 $
(23,002.59 £)
     +32.59 %
Utilities (Monthly) San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] London[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.84 $
(114.23 £)
220.65 $
(170.49 £)
     +49.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $
(0.12 £)
0.17 $
(0.13 £)
     +10.61 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.57 $
(52.98 £)
40.59 $
(31.36 £)
     -40.80 %
Sports And Leisure San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] London[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.51 $
(65.30 £)
55.43 $
(42.83 £)
     -34.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.00 $
(13.91 £)
14.39 $
(11.12 £)
     -20.07 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(11.59 £)
16.82 $
(13.00 £)
     +12.16 %
Childcare San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] London[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,204.55 $
(1,703.45 £)
1,858.98 $
(1,436.43 £)
     -15.68 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,037.69 $
(24,755.43 £)
23,247.97 $
(17,963.64 £)
     -27.44 %
Clothing And Shoes San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] London[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.88 $
(43.95 £)
86.48 $
(66.82 £)
     +52.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.17 $
(33.36 £)
42.58 $
(32.90 £)
     -1.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.21 $
(69.71 £)
90.52 $
(69.95 £)
     +0.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 145.84 $
(112.69 £)
116.76 $
(90.22 £)
     -19.94 %
Rent Per Month San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] London[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,437.72 $
(2,656.32 £)
2,239.94 $
(1,730.80 £)
     -34.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,789.90 $
(2,155.75 £)
1,608.72 $
(1,243.05 £)
     -42.34 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,475.80 $
(5,003.83 £)
4,110.21 $
(3,175.95 £)
     -36.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,674.00 $
(3,611.59 £)
2,674.16 $
(2,066.31 £)
     -42.79 %
Buy Apartment Price San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] London[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,270.61 $
(981.80 £)
1,360.26 $
(1,051.07 £)
     +7.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 940.13 $
(726.43 £)
747.97 $
(577.96 £)
     -20.44 %
Salaries And Financing San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] London[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,319.98 $
(6,428.82 £)
3,709.17 $
(2,866.06 £)
     -55.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.84 2.96      -22.91 %
Last update: September 2020September 2020
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