Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 5.65% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 6.09% higher than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 19.66% higher than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 7.14% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 2.49% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 13.77% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 20.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 80.00 $      -20.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 10.00 $      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 $ 8.00 $      +6.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 8.50 $      -5.61 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.89 $ 4.70 $      -3.75 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 $ 2.38 $      +10.34 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 $ 1.93 $      +8.86 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.47 $ 4.66 $      +4.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.62 $ 3.52 $      -2.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.39 $ 2.44 $      +2.07 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.15 $ 3.80 $      +20.52 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.21 $ 7.06 $      +13.60 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.87 $ 6.42 $      +9.38 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.87 $ 6.99 $      -11.24 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.72 $ 3.09 $      +13.75 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.27 $ 0.97 $      -23.84 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.68 $ 2.29 $      -14.42 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.83 $ 3.27 $      +15.55 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 $ 1.87 $      -2.24 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.87 $ 1.57 $      -15.94 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 $ 1.97 $      -17.36 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 $ 2.04 $      -3.43 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.07 $ 2.96 $      -3.40 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.19 $ 3.16 $      -0.95 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 11.00 $      -26.67 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 3.00 $      +9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 $ 83.50 $      -35.77 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.50 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 33.00 $      +10.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.84 $ 3.86 $      +36.14 %
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) 21,384.27 $ 21,162.88 $      -1.04 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.78 $ 173.33 $      +16.50 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.14 $      +24.84 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.32 $ 63.99 $      -3.52 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 106.86 $ 80.86 $      -24.33 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.83 $ 17.57 $      -50.96 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 15.00 $      -6.25 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,483.02 $ 2,441.11 $      -1.69 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,125.00 $ 34,542.92 $      -4.38 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.74 $ 57.16 $      -8.90 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.27 $ 42.48 $      -6.15 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.52 $ 87.45 $      -5.48 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.10 $ 136.86 $      +1.30 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,094.64 $ 3,104.61 $      +0.32 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,011.74 $ 2,504.82 $      +24.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,298.03 $ 7,540.96 $      +19.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,450.00 $ 4,625.00 $      +34.06 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,394.44 $ 1,239.32 $      -11.12 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 700.93 $ 910.57 $      +29.91 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,372.49 $ 7,691.65 $      +20.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.59 3.58      -0.33 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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