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

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Consumer Prices in Austin, TX are 30.84% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Austin, TX are 41.23% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Austin, TX are 51.03% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Austin, TX are 24.53% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Austin, TX are 34.05% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Austin, TX is 21.62% higher than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 82.50 $ 60.00 $      -27.27 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 7.85 $      -21.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 $ 5.00 $      -33.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.50 $ 6.00 $      -29.37 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.81 $ 4.44 $      -7.53 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.52 $ 2.03 $      -19.35 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.12 $ 1.59 $      -25.05 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.76 $ 3.17 $      -33.32 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.61 $ 2.23 $      -38.27 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.44 $ 1.39 $      -43.00 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.96 $ 2.84 $      -28.28 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.78 $ 5.27 $      -22.29 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.37 $ 4.13 $      -35.25 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.51 $ 6.08 $      -19.07 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.03 $ 1.62 $      -46.58 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.63 $      -39.60 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.33 $ 1.58 $      -32.15 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.28 $ 1.46 $      -55.56 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.96 $ 1.13 $      -42.59 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.62 $ 1.04 $      -35.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.03 $ 1.73 $      -14.97 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.02 $ 1.70 $      -15.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.98 $ 2.06 $      -30.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.31 $ 1.86 $      -43.91 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 7.00 $      -36.36 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 1.32 $      -55.83 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $ 43.25 $      -46.60 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00 $      -14.29 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.01 $ 2.46 $      -18.35 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 29.49 $      -10.62 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.12 $ 2.40 $      -41.85 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 21,922.50 $      -12.31 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,046.62 $ 20,205.88 $      -3.99 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 188.82 $ 143.94 $      -23.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.07 $      -49.53 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.61 $ 63.22 $      -0.61 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.36 $ 46.00 $      -45.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.57 $ 8.67 $      -50.68 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,392.31 $ 1,027.12 $      -57.07 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,952.00 $ 16,857.14 $      -50.35 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.85 $ 44.21 $      -23.58 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.14 $ 37.12 $      -11.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.59 $ 84.48 $      -3.55 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 139.61 $ 104.04 $      -25.48 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,869.53 $ 1,859.90 $      -35.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,493.81 $ 1,170.09 $      -53.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,510.60 $ 3,454.35 $      -54.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,566.00 $ 2,056.17 $      -54.97 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,313.27 $ 482.98 $      -63.22 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 958.99 $ 224.19 $      -76.62 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Austin, TX Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,699.14 $ 5,502.59 $      -28.53 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.42 3.48      +1.88 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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