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

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Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 19.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 24.1% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 29.8% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 10.0% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 27.8% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 4.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 20.00 $      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 100.00 $      0.0 %
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) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.45 $ 5.41 $      -0.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.73 $ 2.81 $      +3.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 $ 2.34 $      +3.7 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.99 $ 4.09 $      -31.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.40 $ 3.20 $      -27.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.81 $ 1.49 $      -47.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.14 $ 3.34 $      -34.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.90 $ 6.40 $      -35.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.32 $ 5.12 $      -30.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.65 $ 6.82 $      -21.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.90 $ 2.64 $      -9.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.35 $ 0.68 $      -49.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.28 $ 2.07 $      -8.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.35 $ 1.61 $      -51.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.79 $ 1.27 $      -28.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.51 $ 1.28 $      -15.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.94 $ 1.86 $      -36.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $ 2.10 $      -8.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 $ 14.84 $      -12.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $ 2.14 $      +5.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 $ 3.57 $      +33.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $ 8.29 $      -36.2 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 1.50 $      -45.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 $ 44.24 $      -54.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.50 $      -12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00 $      -14.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $ 47.50 $      +21.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.03 $ 3.06 $      -39.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $ 35,639.19 $      +11.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $ 25,972.25 $      -5.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 248.12 $ 216.90 $      -12.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 46.83 $ 64.29 $      +37.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.88 $ 68.89 $      +9.6 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.50 $ 57.27 $      -43.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.50 $ 20.00 $      -24.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 14.00 $      -17.6 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,666.67 $ 1,601.43 $      -39.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $ 21,950.00 $      -29.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.95 $ 66.07 $      +8.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.75 $ 59.84 $      +36.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 108.42 $ 101.00 $      -6.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.56 $ 139.05 $      +2.6 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,133.80 $ 2,229.17 $      -28.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,595.83 $ 1,548.62 $      -40.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,651.96 $ 4,593.72 $      -18.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,666.67 $ 2,888.08 $      -38.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,066.66 $ 706.97 $      -33.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 949.99 $ 246.50 $      -74.1 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,386.73 $ 5,355.35 $      -27.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.53 6.72      +2.8 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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