Cost of Living Comparison Between Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 26.50% higher than in Denver, CO (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 56.93% higher than in Denver, CO
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 102.95% higher than in Denver, CO
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 21.13% higher than in Denver, CO
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 39.12% higher than in Denver, CO
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 0.09% lower than in Denver, CO
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Restaurants
Denver, CO Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 $ 20.00 $      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $ 82.50 $      +26.92 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 10.00 $      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 7.50 $      +25.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 $ 8.50 $      +13.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.82 $ 4.81 $      -0.39 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 $ 2.52 $      +15.80 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 $ 2.12 $      +25.20 %
Markets
Denver, CO Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 $ 4.76 $      +47.55 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.72 $ 3.61 $      +32.57 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.69 $ 2.44 $      +44.44 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.64 $ 3.96 $      +49.95 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.18 $ 6.78 $      +9.77 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.58 $ 6.37 $      +39.04 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.15 $ 7.51 $      +22.16 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.84 $ 3.03 $      +64.87 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $ 1.05 $      +48.22 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.65 $ 2.33 $      +40.86 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $ 3.28 $      +84.20 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.87 $ 1.96 $      +126.57 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 $ 1.62 $      +68.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.45 $ 2.03 $      +40.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.04 $ 2.02 $      -0.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.67 $ 2.98 $      +11.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.55 $ 3.31 $      +30.03 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 $ 11.00 $      +46.67 %
Transportation
Denver, CO Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 3.00 $      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 114.00 $ 81.00 $      -28.95 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 3.50 $      +40.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 3.01 $      +33.73 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.50 $ 33.00 $      +46.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.94 $ 4.12 $      +40.44 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $      +8.70 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,517.14 $ 21,046.62 $      -2.19 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Denver, CO Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 133.17 $ 188.82 $      +41.79 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 $ 0.14 $      -38.26 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.82 $ 63.61 $      +1.25 %
Sports And Leisure
Denver, CO Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.43 $ 84.86 $      +53.09 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.50 $ 17.57 $      +13.36 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 $ 15.00 $      +20.00 %
Childcare
Denver, CO Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,243.75 $ 2,392.31 $      +92.35 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,466.13 $ 33,952.00 $      +106.19 %
Clothing And Shoes
Denver, CO Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.42 $ 57.85 $      +27.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.24 $ 42.14 $      +10.21 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.86 $ 87.59 $      +12.50 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.04 $ 139.61 $      +38.17 %
Rent Per Month
Denver, CO Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,795.40 $ 2,869.53 $      +59.83 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,377.46 $ 2,493.81 $      +81.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,072.00 $ 7,510.60 $      +144.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,348.39 $ 4,566.00 $      +94.43 %
Buy Apartment Price
Denver, CO Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 493.74 $ 1,313.27 $      +165.98 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 279.91 $ 940.23 $      +235.90 %
Salaries And Financing
Denver, CO Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,921.73 $ 7,716.55 $      +56.79 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.44 3.42      -0.61 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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