Cost of Living Comparison Between San Diego, CA and Austin, TX 

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Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 21.12% lower than in San Diego, CA (without rent)
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 26.07% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 20.26% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 22.46% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 13.06% higher than in San Diego, CA
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Restaurants
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Austin, TX[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 13.50 $      -10.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 50.00 $      -33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.62 $ 7.50 $      -13.04 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 4.00 $      -33.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.27 $ 3.95 $      -7.59 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $ 2.02 $      +2.59 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 $ 1.49 $      -10.88 %
Markets
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Austin, TX[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.70 $ 3.08 $      -16.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.40 $ 2.06 $      -39.26 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.08 $ 1.37 $      -34.02 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.36 $ 2.52 $      -25.13 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.50 $ 4.69 $      -14.85 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.55 $ 3.47 $      -37.47 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.05 $ 5.35 $      -11.56 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.89 $ 1.54 $      -18.45 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.01 $ 0.57 $      -43.39 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.75 $ 1.73 $      -1.43 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.03 $ 1.72 $      -15.42 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 $ 1.05 $      -25.25 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 $ 0.97 $      -24.40 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.85 $ 1.79 $      -3.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.07 $ 1.53 $      -26.27 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $ 12.00 $      -14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.92 $ 1.99 $      -31.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.22 $ 2.43 $      +9.47 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 7.00 $      -30.00 %
Transportation
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Austin, TX[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 1.40 $      -44.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $ 41.25 $      -42.71 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $ 2.50 $      -10.71 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.50 $      -16.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 29.00 $      +16.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.54 $ 2.04 $      -42.42 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 21,422.50 $      -10.74 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,045.24 $ 19,552.38 $      -11.31 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Austin, TX[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 132.45 $ 147.31 $      +11.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 $ 0.09 $      -62.64 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.17 $ 64.34 $      +0.25 %
Sports And Leisure
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Austin, TX[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.52 $ 38.21 $      -5.72 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.42 $ 8.75 $      -49.79 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 12.00 $      -14.29 %
Childcare
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Austin, TX[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,127.93 $ 991.06 $      -12.13 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,653.57 $ 16,477.78 $      -20.22 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Austin, TX[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.69 $ 38.60 $      -28.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.16 $ 36.07 $      -21.85 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.41 $ 76.61 $      -5.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.20 $ 92.31 $      -14.68 %
Rent Per Month
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Austin, TX[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,189.47 $ 1,684.69 $      -23.05 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,756.80 $ 1,091.70 $      -37.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,629.95 $ 3,119.23 $      -14.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,908.63 $ 1,856.30 $      -36.18 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Austin, TX[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 558.08 $ 384.17 $      -31.16 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 372.75 $ 193.71 $      -48.03 %
Salaries And Financing
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Austin, TX[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,971.28 $ 4,312.26 $      -13.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.16 3.82      -8.06 %
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