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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 48.28% higher than in Austin, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 80.58% higher than in Austin, TX
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 124.18% higher than in Austin, TX
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 40.14% higher than in Austin, TX
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 52.19% higher than in Austin, TX
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 8.76% 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 50.00 $ 80.00 $      +60.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 10.00 $      +33.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.35 $ 7.75 $      +78.16 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.19 $ 4.74 $      +12.94 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 $ 2.41 $      +12.73 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.55 $ 2.01 $      +29.68 %
Markets
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.15 $ 4.44 $      +40.87 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.12 $ 3.48 $      +64.72 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.30 $ 2.35 $      +80.62 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.75 $ 3.71 $      +35.07 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.96 $ 6.56 $      +32.21 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.73 $ 6.49 $      +73.66 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.38 $ 6.64 $      +23.43 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.68 $ 2.98 $      +77.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 $ 0.90 $      +45.66 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $ 2.21 $      +40.35 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.46 $ 3.15 $      +116.09 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 $ 1.82 $      +63.99 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.01 $ 1.64 $      +61.69 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $ 1.96 $      +20.11 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.55 $ 1.96 $      +26.22 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $ 2.69 $      +37.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 $ 2.81 $      +49.05 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $ 11.34 $      +62.07 %
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) 2.50 $ 3.50 $      +40.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 3.00 $      +20.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.00 $ 33.00 $      +13.79 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1.95 $ 3.61 $      +85.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $ 24,500.00 $      +12.15 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,754.55 $ 21,350.38 $      +8.08 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 141.67 $ 165.75 $      +16.99 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $ 0.14 $      +67.06 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.73 $ 70.68 $      +14.49 %
Sports And Leisure
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.76 $ 82.88 $      +108.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.12 $ 21.86 $      +256.92 %
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 967.11 $ 2,423.53 $      +150.59 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,857.14 $ 34,040.83 $      +101.94 %
Clothing And Shoes
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.83 $ 56.52 $      +35.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.09 $ 42.38 $      +20.79 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.72 $ 89.14 $      +9.08 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.76 $ 141.64 $      +44.89 %
Rent Per Month
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,766.99 $ 3,165.54 $      +79.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,124.42 $ 2,586.71 $      +130.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,167.31 $ 7,562.86 $      +138.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,944.38 $ 4,626.47 $      +137.94 %
Buy Apartment Price
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 456.41 $ 1,313.75 $      +187.84 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 189.73 $ 960.09 $      +406.03 %
Salaries And Financing
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,837.41 $ 7,970.10 $      +64.76 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.63 3.68      +1.27 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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