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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 2.38% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 6.18% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 10.08% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 5.24% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 1.56% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 14.84% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 20.00 $      -20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 $ 100.00 $      +11.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 12.00 $      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 8.00 $      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.33 $ 5.16 $      -3.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.84 $ 2.81 $      -1.24 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 $ 2.36 $      -2.64 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.57 $ 5.78 $      +26.61 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.64 $ 4.16 $      +14.21 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.49 $ 2.28 $      -34.68 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.91 $ 5.21 $      +33.08 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.59 $ 8.48 $      +11.72 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.87 $ 7.03 $      -10.70 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.62 $ 8.24 $      -14.40 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.59 $ 2.98 $      +15.21 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.20 $ 1.56 $      +29.70 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $ 2.42 $      +1.91 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.78 $ 3.13 $      +12.47 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.10 $ 1.85 $      -12.06 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.57 $      -13.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.75 $ 2.56 $      -6.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.40 $ 2.44 $      +1.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.90 $ 15.00 $      -5.66 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.23 $ 2.95 $      -8.74 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.18 $ 3.88 $      -7.37 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 12.50 $      -16.67 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.98 $      +8.18 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.00 $ 88.50 $      -31.40 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 $ 4.00 $      -5.88 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.13 $      +4.47 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.50 $ 33.00 $      +1.54 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.93 $ 6.23 $      +26.34 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 28,654.00 $      +14.62 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,879.37 $ 23,575.00 $      -1.27 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 170.21 $ 226.74 $      +33.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.18 $      +64.71 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.44 $ 68.76 $      +0.46 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 105.44 $ 102.52 $      -2.77 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37.50 $ 18.28 $      -51.24 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $ 16.00 $      -11.11 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,212.11 $ 2,287.50 $      +3.41 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 41,333.33 $ 36,071.00 $      -12.73 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.01 $ 62.96 $      -1.64 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.95 $ 46.46 $      -25.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.32 $ 84.96 $      -12.70 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.16 $ 131.14 $      -11.49 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,897.78 $ 3,273.47 $      -16.02 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,372.23 $ 2,669.96 $      +12.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,432.32 $ 5,793.14 $      -22.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,529.97 $ 4,657.10 $      +2.81 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,500.63 $ 1,093.19 $      -27.15 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 920.02 $ 955.76 $      +3.89 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit San Francisco, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,880.11 $ 6,335.17 $      +7.74 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.25 4.99      -4.98 %
Last update: September 2022September 2022
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