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

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Cost of Living in Austin, TX is 15.7% lower than in San Diego, CA (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Austin, TX is 18.0% lower than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 21.0% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 11.3% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 10.7% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 16.8% higher than in San Diego, CA
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Restaurants
San Diego, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 21.50 $ 17.99 $      -16.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 $ 80.00 $      -5.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.50 $ 8.00 $      -5.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.48 $ 5.31 $      -3.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 $ 2.67 $      -5.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 $ 2.15 $      -10.9 %
Markets
San Diego, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.55 $ 3.95 $      -13.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.66 $ 3.23 $      -11.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.02 $ 1.35 $      -33.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.16 $ 3.43 $      -17.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.44 $ 6.18 $      -4.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.13 $ 5.26 $      -14.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.59 $ 6.68 $      -22.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.31 $ 2.55 $      +10.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 $ 0.71 $      -11.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.59 $ 1.97 $      +23.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.12 $ 1.63 $      -23.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 $ 1.25 $      -11.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.99 $ 1.26 $      +26.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.99 $ 1.92 $      -3.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.28 $ 2.01 $      -12.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.99 $ 2.07 $      +4.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 3.20 $      +6.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.93 $ 8.00 $      -26.8 %
Transportation
San Diego, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 1.50 $      -40.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $ 45.00 $      -37.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 3.25 $      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.30 $ 2.75 $      -16.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $ 35.00 $      +25.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.13 $ 3.08 $      -40.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 33,000.00 $      +10.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,098.83 $ 25,824.23 $      -4.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Diego, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 320.36 $ 172.13 $      -46.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 69.98 $ 60.20 $      -14.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.13 $ 65.07 $      -11.0 %
Sports And Leisure
San Diego, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 89.62 $ 55.33 $      -38.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.67 $ 17.50 $      -34.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $ 15.00 $      -16.7 %
Childcare
San Diego, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,713.33 $ 1,458.50 $      -14.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,333.33 $ 21,625.00 $      +18.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Diego, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.34 $ 61.85 $      +11.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 54.11 $ 55.85 $      +3.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.16 $ 97.46 $      +11.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.15 $ 131.04 $      +12.8 %
Rent Per Month
San Diego, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,779.28 $ 2,242.40 $      -19.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,356.71 $ 1,527.78 $      -35.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,702.50 $ 4,604.54 $      -2.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,129.41 $ 2,658.33 $      -35.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Diego, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 769.03 $ 368.17 $      -52.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 604.25 $ 249.25 $      -58.8 %
Salaries And Financing
San Diego, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,933.72 $ 5,678.08 $      -4.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.60 6.69      +1.3 %
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