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Cost of Living Comparison Between Madison, WI and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 41.21% higher than in Madison, WI
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 95.76% higher than in Madison, WI
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 195.64% higher than in Madison, WI
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 34.74% higher than in Madison, WI
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 54.69% higher than in Madison, WI
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 8.11% higher than in Madison, WI
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  Madison, WISan Francisco, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 17.25 $      +15.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 80.00 $      +60.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 10.00 $      +33.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 7.00 $      +75.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 8.00 $      +60.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.84 $ 4.56 $      +18.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $ 2.54 $      +34.46 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.59 $ 1.92 $      +20.52 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.63 $ 4.04 $      +54.07 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.50 $ 3.15 $      +26.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.36 $ 1.96 $      +44.86 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.66 $ 3.23 $      +95.23 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.62 $ 9.05 $      +95.86 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.76 $ 6.33 $      +33.16 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.47 $ 7.43 $      +35.71 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.06 $ 1.93 $      +81.13 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.47 $ 0.92 $      +93.84 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 $ 1.73 $      +47.26 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.20 $ 2.08 $      +73.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.62 $ 1.76 $      +183.05 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 $ 1.30 $      +106.77 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.18 $ 1.36 $      +15.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 2.05 $      +2.72 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 15.00 $      +50.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.34 $ 2.18 $      +62.83 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $ 2.33 $      +15.37 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 12.00 $      +50.00 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.75 $      +37.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $ 81.00 $      +24.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.50 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $ 3.25 $      +14.24 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $ 33.00 $      -15.38 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.50 $ 3.98 $      +59.15 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 22,000.00 $      +10.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,959.09 $ 22,206.80 $      +11.26 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 110.15 $ 136.38 $      +23.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.09 $      -6.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.77 $ 65.93 $      +18.22 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.68 $ 84.97 $      +71.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.40 $ 18.50 $      +38.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 910.00 $ 2,232.07 $      +145.28 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,500.00 $ 28,234.50 $      +197.21 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.90 $ 63.80 $      +33.20 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.60 $ 42.18 $      +6.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.00 $ 86.17 $      +7.71 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.84 $ 149.57 $      +51.32 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,183.04 $ 3,449.98 $      +191.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 928.89 $ 2,813.43 $      +202.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,124.29 $ 6,172.62 $      +190.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,594.50 $ 4,801.88 $      +201.15 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 248.85 $ 1,200.06 $      +382.24 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 157.91 $ 900.32 $      +470.14 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,436.46 $ 7,272.90 $      +111.64 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.98 4.18      +4.79 %
Last update: November 2019November 2019
Contributors:107392
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD