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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 6.91% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 5.26% higher than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 19.23% higher than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 10.14% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 6.44% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 21.83% 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 $ 18.00 $      -10.00 %
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) 7.10 $ 8.00 $      +12.68 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 8.50 $      -5.56 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.96 $ 4.83 $      -2.68 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $ 2.49 $      +20.75 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.72 $ 2.06 $      +19.67 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.56 $ 4.42 $      -3.13 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.60 $ 3.45 $      -4.22 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.53 $ 2.35 $      -7.23 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.27 $ 3.73 $      +13.93 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.54 $ 6.56 $      +0.21 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.25 $ 6.46 $      +3.44 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.77 $ 6.64 $      -14.47 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.77 $ 2.92 $      +5.43 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.26 $ 0.86 $      -31.46 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.57 $ 2.21 $      -14.02 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.75 $ 3.11 $      +13.15 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.94 $ 1.82 $      -6.04 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.86 $ 1.60 $      -13.80 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.28 $ 1.96 $      -13.80 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.18 $ 1.96 $      -10.14 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.13 $ 2.74 $      -12.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $ 2.80 $      -9.69 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 11.34 $      -24.37 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 3.00 $      +9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $ 85.00 $      -33.07 %
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) 32.50 $ 33.00 $      +1.54 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.61 $ 3.57 $      +36.65 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 24,500.00 $      +6.52 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,466.60 $ 21,859.18 $      +1.83 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.20 $ 166.25 $      +3.78 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.14 $      +29.09 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.71 $ 68.95 $      +4.94 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 88.54 $ 83.92 $      -5.22 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.25 $ 21.86 $      -39.70 %
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 2,649.71 $ 2,387.72 $      -9.89 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,105.26 $ 33,576.15 $      -11.89 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.11 $ 57.08 $      -6.60 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.81 $ 42.79 $      +2.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.39 $ 90.44 $      +1.18 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.15 $ 141.64 $      +7.19 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,089.42 $ 3,186.47 $      +3.14 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,985.93 $ 2,617.65 $      +31.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,351.99 $ 7,293.45 $      +14.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,428.12 $ 4,615.15 $      +34.63 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,485.86 $ 1,345.75 $      -9.43 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 764.46 $ 939.87 $      +22.95 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,134.03 $ 7,865.87 $      +28.23 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 3.71      -0.11 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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