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

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 2.18% higher than in San Diego, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 4.93% higher than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 8.46% higher than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 13.06% higher than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 1.18% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 15.69% 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 $ 75.00 $      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.75 $ 9.00 $      +2.86 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.25 $ 6.50 $      +4.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.28 $ 4.71 $      +10.01 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 $ 2.20 $      +13.19 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 $ 2.04 $      +22.96 %
Markets
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.68 $ 3.89 $      +5.67 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.35 $ 3.35 $      +0.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.12 $ 2.68 $      +26.37 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.29 $ 3.43 $      +4.14 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.42 $ 5.59 $      +3.14 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.44 $ 5.72 $      +5.06 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.36 $ 6.59 $      +3.67 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 $ 1.79 $      -6.00 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.04 $ 0.84 $      -19.15 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.73 $ 1.35 $      -22.18 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.10 $ 1.91 $      -8.88 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.34 $ 1.12 $      -16.01 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $ 0.97 $      -18.19 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.73 $ 1.64 $      -5.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.99 $ 2.11 $      +6.10 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $ 15.00 $      +15.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.00 $ 2.58 $      -14.05 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.33 $ 2.31 $      -0.85 %
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) 3.38 $ 3.53 $      +4.49 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $      +4.17 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,618.42 $ 21,251.58 $      -6.04 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 132.22 $ 147.58 $      +11.62 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 $ 0.13 $      -43.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.84 $ 66.54 $      +5.89 %
Sports And Leisure
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.93 $ 40.66 $      +1.82 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.96 $ 9.98 $      -44.44 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.75 $ 15.00 $      +1.69 %
Childcare
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,101.36 $ 1,038.23 $      -5.73 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,653.57 $ 21,629.57 $      +4.73 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.61 $ 52.21 $      -6.11 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.34 $ 38.14 $      -15.88 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.86 $ 77.50 $      -4.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.59 $ 116.09 $      +7.90 %
Rent Per Month
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,198.98 $ 2,233.79 $      +1.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,746.41 $ 1,795.12 $      +2.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,659.93 $ 4,323.85 $      +18.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,894.60 $ 3,035.69 $      +4.87 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 605.67 $ 766.08 $      +26.49 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 376.12 $ 513.91 $      +36.63 %
Salaries And Financing
San Diego, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,108.90 $ 4,519.59 $      -11.53 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.04 3.75      -6.95 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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