Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Buffalo, NY 

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Consumer Prices in Buffalo, NY are 21.44% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Rent Prices in Buffalo, NY are 73.92% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Buffalo, NY are 26.42% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Buffalo, NY are 23.62% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Buffalo, NY is 31.03% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Buffalo, NY[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $ 15.00 $      -11.76 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 50.00 $      -37.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 8.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 4.39 $      -37.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 4.88 $      -45.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.66 $ 3.63 $      -22.13 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 $ 1.59 $      -36.10 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 $ 1.32 $      -39.35 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.30 $ 2.69 $      -37.48 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 $ 1.86 $      -46.12 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.42 $ 1.81 $      -25.16 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.75 $ 1.72 $      -54.21 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.72 $ 4.36 $      -35.14 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.53 $ 3.20 $      -51.08 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.54 $ 5.35 $      -18.13 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.73 $ 3.04 $      +11.22 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.50 $      -41.39 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.99 $ 1.88 $      -5.34 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.96 $ 2.30 $      -22.10 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.49 $      -19.02 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.57 $ 1.42 $      -9.58 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.84 $ 1.72 $      -6.91 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.89 $ 1.28 $      -32.24 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 10.00 $      -33.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.72 $ 2.63 $      -3.36 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.78 $ 2.68 $      -3.63 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 11.07 $      -7.71 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.00 $      -33.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.00 $ 75.00 $      -11.76 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00 $      -14.29 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.08 $      +2.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 20.00 $      -39.39 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.80 $ 2.61 $      -31.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,010.00 $ 27,500.00 $      +19.51 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,725.10 $ 29,133.33 $      +34.10 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Buffalo, NY[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 152.19 $ 195.46 $      +28.43 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.13 $      -12.30 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.48 $ 66.44 $      -7.05 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 87.54 $ 26.32 $      -69.94 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.00 $ 24.17 $      +34.26 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 11.50 $      -23.33 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Buffalo, NY[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,277.78 $ 904.76 $      -60.28 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,718.13 $ 14,125.00 $      -56.83 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Buffalo, NY[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.30 $ 46.62 $      -20.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.90 $ 37.15 $      -13.39 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.66 $ 76.88 $      -15.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.64 $ 82.31 $      -42.30 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Buffalo, NY[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,405.30 $ 1,005.05 $      -70.49 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,737.52 $ 786.63 $      -71.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,258.45 $ 1,500.00 $      -76.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,574.00 $ 1,135.71 $      -75.17 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Buffalo, NY[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,301.71 $ 161.94 $      -87.56 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 940.52 $ 56.78 $      -93.96 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Buffalo, NY[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,645.95 $ 3,055.99 $      -64.65 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.70 4.20      +13.38 %
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