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

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Consumer Prices in San Francisco, CA are 8.45% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Francisco, CA are 1.95% higher than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in San Francisco, CA are 12.94% higher than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in San Francisco, CA are 3.13% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in San Francisco, CA are 13.67% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in San Francisco, CA is 44.58% higher than in New York, NY
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  New York, NYSan Francisco, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 18.00 $      -10.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 80.00 $      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 10.00 $      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 7.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.25 $      -9.38 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 $ 4.54 $      -0.41 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $ 2.54 $      +28.20 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 $ 1.86 $      +9.77 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.34 $ 4.09 $      -5.84 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.46 $ 3.15 $      -8.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.81 $ 1.96 $      -30.35 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.68 $ 3.16 $      -14.21 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.07 $ 8.78 $      +24.23 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.15 $ 5.92 $      -3.86 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.72 $ 6.67 $      -0.75 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.78 $ 1.87 $      -32.69 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.91 $      -13.38 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.82 $ 1.57 $      -44.34 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.75 $ 2.10 $      -23.78 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.87 $ 1.76 $      -5.98 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.55 $ 1.25 $      -19.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.26 $ 1.20 $      -47.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $ 1.87 $      -18.84 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $ 2.04 $      -11.73 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.84 $ 2.20 $      -22.56 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $ 12.00 $      -14.29 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.75 $      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $ 81.00 $      -36.22 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 3.50 $      +34.62 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 3.50 $      +29.63 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 33.00 $      +10.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.01 $ 3.93 $      +30.66 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $ 22,000.00 $      +0.71 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,104.15 $ 22,106.80 $      +9.96 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 130.16 $ 135.84 $      +4.37 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10 $      +7.36 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.53 $ 67.82 $      +6.76 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.50 $ 81.95 $      +13.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.33 $ 18.50 $      -44.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 15.00 $      -6.25 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,333.46 $ 2,226.57 $      -4.58 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,565.22 $ 27,864.50 $      -27.75 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.41 $ 63.85 $      +17.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.78 $ 42.36 $      +12.12 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.91 $ 86.73 $      +2.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 123.98 $ 150.71 $      +21.56 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,107.92 $ 3,450.78 $      +11.03 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,022.62 $ 2,844.59 $      +40.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,488.36 $ 6,204.44 $      -4.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,689.09 $ 4,789.10 $      +29.82 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,342.65 $ 1,177.14 $      -12.33 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 660.39 $ 889.93 $      +34.76 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,909.49 $ 7,236.13 $      +47.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.19 4.19      +0.16 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:513385
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD