Cost of Living Comparison Between San Diego, CA and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 4.97% higher than in San Diego, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 5.45% higher than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 6.05% higher than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 15.78% higher than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 2.40% higher than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 12.81% lower than in San Diego, CA
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Restaurants
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 80.00 $      +6.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 9.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.12 $ 7.00 $      +14.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.31 $ 4.69 $      +8.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 $ 2.25 $      +20.00 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 $ 2.10 $      +26.61 %
Markets
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.30 $ 3.54 $      +7.10 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.28 $ 3.12 $      -4.83 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.12 $ 2.01 $      -5.01 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.76 $ 3.46 $      +25.02 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.46 $ 5.58 $      +2.10 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.94 $ 5.19 $      +4.91 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.07 $ 6.56 $      +8.06 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 $ 1.78 $      -0.81 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 $ 0.73 $      -11.11 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.51 $ 1.45 $      -3.96 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.86 $ 1.92 $      +3.20 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $ 1.14 $      -3.17 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.04 $ 1.00 $      -4.61 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.67 $ 1.70 $      +2.30 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $ 1.86 $      +5.87 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.24 $ 2.47 $      -23.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 $ 2.32 $      +11.77 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.00 %
Transportation
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 1.75 $      -30.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $ 100.00 $      +38.89 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $ 2.85 $      +1.79 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.70 $      -10.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $ 29.19 $      +16.76 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.55 $ 3.63 $      +2.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,151.52 $ 21,403.62 $      -3.38 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.03 $ 164.62 $      +21.92 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 $ 0.12 $      -47.35 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.52 $ 67.49 $      +7.94 %
Sports And Leisure
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.55 $ 41.74 $      +5.55 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.95 $ 9.62 $      -39.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,195.17 $ 1,036.83 $      -13.25 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,653.57 $ 24,804.57 $      +20.10 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.89 $ 48.63 $      -9.77 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.07 $ 39.12 $      -11.23 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.95 $ 79.19 $      +0.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.01 $ 115.07 $      +8.55 %
Rent Per Month
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,152.38 $ 2,239.00 $      +4.02 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,716.73 $ 1,675.32 $      -2.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,719.25 $ 4,320.82 $      +16.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,863.22 $ 2,848.51 $      -0.51 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 594.49 $ 787.01 $      +32.38 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 393.74 $ 523.49 $      +32.95 %
Salaries And Financing
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,266.97 $ 4,842.55 $      -8.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.76 3.51      -6.49 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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