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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 49.47% higher than in Houston, TX (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 94.86% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 169.57% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 40.08% higher than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 65.13% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 13.84% lower than in Houston, TX
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Restaurants
Houston, 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) 8.00 $ 10.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 7.75 $      +55.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.94 $ 4.69 $      +19.05 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.68 $ 2.43 $      +44.76 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $ 1.97 $      +27.32 %
Markets
Houston, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.05 $ 4.56 $      +49.81 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.20 $ 3.52 $      +60.15 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.32 $ 2.40 $      +80.85 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.00 $ 3.79 $      +89.39 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.36 $ 6.63 $      +51.85 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.55 $ 6.69 $      +88.80 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.33 $ 7.03 $      +32.06 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.73 $ 3.13 $      +80.56 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.96 $      +67.50 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.42 $ 2.29 $      +61.69 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.32 $ 3.19 $      +140.64 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.88 $ 1.82 $      +106.01 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.92 $ 1.63 $      +78.02 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 $ 1.99 $      +45.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.44 $ 1.99 $      +38.39 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.14 $ 2.84 $      +32.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 $ 3.07 $      +31.38 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.08 $ 11.34 $      +60.35 %
Transportation
Houston, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $ 3.00 $      +140.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 83.50 $      +108.75 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.50 $      +16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.31 $ 3.00 $      +29.87 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 33.00 $      +37.50 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.08 $ 3.68 $      +76.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $      +4.17 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,873.82 $ 21,350.38 $      -2.39 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Houston, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 145.06 $ 167.07 $      +15.17 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 $ 0.14 $      -29.88 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.19 $ 64.79 $      +2.54 %
Sports And Leisure
Houston, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.13 $ 83.36 $      +107.73 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.10 $ 21.86 $      +27.82 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.50 $ 15.00 $      +30.43 %
Childcare
Houston, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 889.66 $ 2,418.75 $      +171.88 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,833.33 $ 34,088.17 $      +71.87 %
Clothing And Shoes
Houston, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.77 $ 56.23 $      +31.47 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.41 $ 42.58 $      +27.44 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.79 $ 87.70 $      +17.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.07 $ 140.42 $      +43.19 %
Rent Per Month
Houston, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,408.06 $ 3,157.05 $      +124.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 979.92 $ 2,543.59 $      +159.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,478.43 $ 7,459.29 $      +200.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,723.86 $ 4,605.56 $      +167.16 %
Buy Apartment Price
Houston, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 255.18 $ 1,265.75 $      +396.01 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 122.65 $ 905.81 $      +638.55 %
Salaries And Financing
Houston, TX Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,561.25 $ 7,657.94 $      +67.89 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.49 3.64      +4.20 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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