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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 15.36% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 36.03% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 60.62% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 12.40% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 15.68% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 17.41% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
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  Los Angeles, CASan Francisco, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 17.00 $      +13.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 80.00 $      +14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.25 $ 9.00 $      +24.14 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 7.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.49 $ 4.56 $      +1.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 $ 2.41 $      +2.70 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.71 $ 1.89 $      +10.24 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.70 $ 4.25 $      +14.98 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.92 $ 3.07 $      +5.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.77 $ 2.13 $      +20.31 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.23 $ 3.27 $      +1.26 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.82 $ 8.50 $      +76.33 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.15 $ 6.05 $      +17.51 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.86 $ 6.97 $      +18.84 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.06 $ 1.90 $      -8.06 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 $ 1.00 $      +7.41 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.52 $ 1.57 $      +3.25 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.74 $ 1.90 $      +9.23 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $ 1.41 $      +2.64 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 $ 1.09 $      +3.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 $ 1.20 $      -12.02 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.98 $ 1.75 $      -11.73 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $ 2.04 $      -5.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.69 $ 2.50 $      -6.98 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 12.00 $      +33.33 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.75 $      +57.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 81.00 $      -19.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.46 $ 3.50 $      +1.16 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.78 $ 3.00 $      +8.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 33.00 $      +13.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.78 $ 3.92 $      +3.87 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,895.00 $ 22,000.00 $      +0.48 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,515.73 $ 21,274.65 $      +3.70 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.80 $ 137.49 $      +1.24 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.10 $      -21.57 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.00 $ 67.31 $      +10.35 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.09 $ 88.10 $      +119.76 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.06 $ 23.00 $      +76.08 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,123.09 $ 2,166.86 $      +92.94 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,072.92 $ 27,966.19 $      +26.70 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.97 $ 66.03 $      +34.85 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.22 $ 44.50 $      +30.03 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.68 $ 86.94 $      +13.39 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 104.68 $ 155.71 $      +48.74 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,212.32 $ 3,423.89 $      +54.77 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,710.37 $ 2,817.14 $      +64.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,880.56 $ 6,284.09 $      +61.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,950.53 $ 4,748.08 $      +60.92 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 703.46 $ 1,181.31 $      +67.93 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 447.87 $ 892.01 $      +99.17 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,283.26 $ 6,840.68 $      +59.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.28 4.29      +0.23 %
Last update: August 2019August 2019
Contributors:431387
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD