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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 40.01% higher than in Austin, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 44.84% higher than in Austin, TX
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 50.74% higher than in Austin, TX
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 24.34% higher than in Austin, TX
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 44.57% higher than in Austin, TX
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 9.66% lower than in Austin, TX
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Restaurants
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 $ 20.00 $      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 74.00 $ 95.00 $      +28.38 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 12.00 $      +50.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 $ 8.00 $      +6.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.83 $ 5.05 $      +4.56 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 $ 2.81 $      +18.49 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 $ 2.31 $      +20.97 %
Markets
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.95 $ 5.63 $      +42.72 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.33 $ 4.11 $      +76.75 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.38 $ 2.38 $      +72.52 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.38 $ 5.11 $      +51.01 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.80 $ 8.33 $      +22.46 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.31 $ 7.14 $      +34.47 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.26 $ 8.06 $      +28.75 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 $ 2.91 $      +40.22 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 $ 1.47 $      +110.94 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.64 $ 2.31 $      +40.99 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.33 $ 3.03 $      +127.58 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.14 $ 1.88 $      +64.96 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 $ 1.55 $      +61.28 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.55 $ 2.50 $      +61.36 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $ 2.31 $      +4.24 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.06 $ 3.30 $      +7.61 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.86 $ 3.81 $      +33.03 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 13.00 $      +62.50 %
Transportation
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $ 3.00 $      +140.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 42.00 $ 87.50 $      +108.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 4.00 $      +60.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.76 $      +10.36 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.49 $ 33.00 $      +1.55 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.34 $ 6.26 $      +44.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,837.50 $ 27,827.00 $      +7.70 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,066.67 $ 21,750.12 $      -5.71 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 150.48 $ 227.37 $      +51.10 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $ 0.16 $      +155.79 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.49 $ 65.96 $      +2.28 %
Sports And Leisure
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.00 $ 100.22 $      +108.78 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.33 $ 17.50 $      +69.37 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 $ 15.50 $      +19.23 %
Childcare
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,013.62 $ 2,642.86 $      +160.73 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,857.14 $ 36,071.00 $      +113.98 %
Clothing And Shoes
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.47 $ 59.91 $      +2.46 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.00 $ 45.96 $      +20.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.20 $ 82.68 $      -7.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.00 $ 123.36 $      +1.95 %
Rent Per Month
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,193.17 $ 3,229.97 $      +47.27 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,493.14 $ 2,557.41 $      +71.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,292.50 $ 5,665.79 $      +31.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,538.19 $ 4,400.00 $      +73.35 %
Buy Apartment Price
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 832.19 $ 1,087.78 $      +30.71 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 283.84 $ 909.69 $      +220.49 %
Salaries And Financing
Austin, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,106.39 $ 7,990.16 $      +30.85 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.36 5.00      -6.71 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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