Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and San Diego, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Diego, CA are 4.73% lower than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Diego, CA are 5.57% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in San Diego, CA are 6.62% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Diego, CA are 11.66% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in San Diego, CA are 3.53% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Diego, CA is 9.21% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 75.00 $      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 9.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 6.25 $      -10.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.65 $ 4.25 $      -8.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 $ 1.86 $      -13.05 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 $ 1.65 $      -20.99 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.66 $ 3.31 $      -9.47 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.27 $ 3.25 $      -0.66 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 $ 2.02 $      -4.22 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.38 $ 2.78 $      -17.78 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.62 $ 5.40 $      -3.81 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.16 $ 5.12 $      -0.89 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.73 $ 6.03 $      -10.36 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.80 $ 1.85 $      +2.85 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $ 0.82 $      +11.79 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 $ 1.51 $      +2.37 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.96 $ 1.82 $      -7.33 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $ 1.18 $      +3.02 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.00 $ 1.04 $      +4.10 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.72 $ 1.67 $      -3.27 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $ 1.83 $      -4.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.56 $ 3.05 $      +19.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $ 2.05 $      -10.73 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.00 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.50 $      +42.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 72.00 $      -28.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $ 2.80 $      -1.75 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 3.00 $      +11.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 25.00 $      -14.35 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.48 $ 3.40 $      -2.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,403.62 $ 22,554.38 $      +5.38 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.95 $ 134.64 $      -16.34 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.21 $      +79.65 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.43 $ 61.68 $      -9.87 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.64 $ 39.52 $      -2.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.98 $ 16.85 $      +68.86 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,026.68 $ 1,168.25 $      +13.79 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,804.57 $ 20,653.57 $      -16.73 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.07 $ 53.89 $      +7.64 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.20 $ 43.68 $      +14.35 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.63 $ 78.27 $      -2.93 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.95 $ 105.18 $      -6.04 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,256.18 $ 2,143.20 $      -5.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,682.60 $ 1,716.73 $      +2.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,313.03 $ 3,660.63 $      -15.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,866.27 $ 2,861.99 $      -0.15 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 790.79 $ 608.69 $      -23.03 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 518.62 $ 389.70 $      -24.86 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,996.42 $ 5,152.39 $      +3.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.57 3.81      +6.65 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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