Cost of Living Comparison Between Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 46.76% higher than in Austin, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 74.97% higher than in Austin, TX
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 112.71% higher than in Austin, TX
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 39.00% higher than in Austin, TX
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 51.54% higher than in Austin, TX
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 12.15% lower than in Austin, TX
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Restaurants
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $ 85.00 $      +54.55 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.25 $ 10.00 $      +37.93 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.10 $ 7.75 $      +89.02 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.38 $ 4.72 $      +7.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 $ 2.43 $      +19.21 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.61 $ 2.01 $      +24.60 %
Markets
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.19 $ 4.70 $      +47.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.17 $ 3.45 $      +58.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.30 $ 2.39 $      +83.28 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.80 $ 3.77 $      +34.53 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.06 $ 6.77 $      +33.70 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.02 $ 6.24 $      +55.27 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.81 $ 7.02 $      +20.72 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.58 $ 3.04 $      +92.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.61 $ 1.01 $      +65.57 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.56 $ 2.24 $      +43.33 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.36 $ 3.20 $      +134.49 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $ 1.87 $      +62.42 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.06 $ 1.57 $      +48.17 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.60 $ 1.97 $      +23.40 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.60 $ 2.04 $      +27.44 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $ 2.89 $      +46.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 $ 3.19 $      +70.65 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.25 $ 11.00 $      +51.72 %
Transportation
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $ 3.00 $      +140.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 41.25 $ 83.50 $      +102.42 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.50 $      +16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.46 $ 3.00 $      +22.10 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.00 $ 33.00 $      +13.79 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.24 $ 4.01 $      +79.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,422.50 $ 25,000.00 $      +16.70 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,742.11 $ 20,819.12 $      +5.46 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.47 $ 175.80 $      +22.53 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.14 $      +98.14 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.17 $ 63.99 $      +4.60 %
Sports And Leisure
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.16 $ 79.86 $      +94.05 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.30 $ 17.57 $      +111.73 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Childcare
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,020.94 $ 2,508.97 $      +145.75 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,857.14 $ 34,823.45 $      +106.58 %
Clothing And Shoes
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.90 $ 57.38 $      +36.96 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.95 $ 42.04 $      +16.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.35 $ 86.91 $      +6.84 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.35 $ 136.86 $      +37.76 %
Rent Per Month
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,798.63 $ 2,997.58 $      +66.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,143.77 $ 2,504.64 $      +118.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,325.00 $ 7,446.60 $      +123.96 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,969.17 $ 4,570.97 $      +132.13 %
Buy Apartment Price
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 482.45 $ 1,238.22 $      +156.65 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 220.16 $ 907.19 $      +312.06 %
Salaries And Financing
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,982.27 $ 7,658.69 $      +53.72 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.51 3.52      +0.48 %
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