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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 14.85% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 49.42% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 101.13% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 23.00% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 13.69% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 12.03% higher than in Chicago, IL
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  Chicago, ILSan Francisco, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 17.00 $      +13.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 80.00 $      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 9.00 $      +28.57 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 7.00 $      +40.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.89 $ 4.56 $      +17.05 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $ 2.41 $      +27.55 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.57 $ 1.89 $      +20.67 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.03 $ 4.25 $      +40.16 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.55 $ 3.07 $      +20.39 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.07 $ 2.13 $      +2.82 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.35 $ 3.27 $      +39.04 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.88 $ 8.50 $      +74.11 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.73 $ 6.05 $      +27.85 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.89 $ 6.97 $      +18.23 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.15 $ 1.90 $      -11.87 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $ 1.00 $      +36.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.76 $ 1.57 $      -10.61 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.56 $ 1.90 $      +21.70 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.04 $ 1.41 $      +35.03 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.08 $ 1.09 $      +0.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.38 $ 1.20 $      -13.53 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 $ 1.75 $      -26.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.50 $ 15.00 $      +3.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $ 2.04 $      +7.02 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 $ 2.50 $      +19.47 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $ 12.00 $      -7.69 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.75 $      +10.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 $ 81.00 $      -22.86 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 3.50 $      +7.69 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 3.00 $      +33.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 33.00 $      +37.50 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.09 $ 3.92 $      +26.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,955.00 $ 22,000.00 $      +4.99 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,572.00 $ 21,274.65 $      +3.42 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 126.58 $ 137.49 $      +8.62 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.10 $      -37.82 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.87 $ 67.31 $      +8.81 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.76 $ 88.10 $      +80.68 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.12 $ 23.00 $      -8.43 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 $ 15.00 $      +20.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,138.00 $ 2,164.07 $      +90.16 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,040.00 $ 27,966.19 $      +74.35 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.70 $ 66.35 $      +25.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.87 $ 44.67 $      +12.03 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.66 $ 86.69 $      +4.88 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.95 $ 154.36 $      +35.47 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,836.43 $ 3,422.60 $      +86.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,166.81 $ 2,817.14 $      +141.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,516.10 $ 6,290.70 $      +78.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,071.49 $ 4,748.08 $      +129.21 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 361.06 $ 1,181.31 $      +227.18 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 189.64 $ 892.01 $      +370.37 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,084.08 $ 6,836.38 $      +67.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.34 4.30      -1.01 %
Last update: August 2019August 2019
Contributors:397385
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD