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

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Consumer Prices in Buffalo, NY are 21.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Buffalo, NY are 38.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Buffalo, NY are 58.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Buffalo, NY are 29.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Buffalo, NY are 20.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Buffalo, NY is 1.3% higher than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 15.00 $      -40.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 75.00 $      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.25 $      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.16 $ 4.57 $      -11.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $ 2.25 $      -19.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 $ 1.71 $      -24.9 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.80 $ 3.28 $      -43.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.14 $ 2.91 $      -29.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.33 $ 2.21 $      -4.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.94 $ 4.73 $      -4.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.53 $ 6.48 $      -24.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.53 $ 5.19 $      -31.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.57 $ 4.85 $      -43.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.99 $ 2.67 $      -10.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 $ 0.62 $      -59.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 $ 2.89 $      +30.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.92 $ 3.07 $      +4.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.98 $ 1.57 $      -20.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.32 $      -18.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.78 $ 1.79 $      -35.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $ 2.02 $      -17.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.78 $ 3.00 $      +7.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.85 $ 4.19 $      +8.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.50 $ 10.25 $      -24.1 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.00 $      -27.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.00 $ 75.00 $      -14.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 2.45 $      -38.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 $ 3.00 $      -4.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 30.00 $      -9.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.96 $ 3.64 $      -38.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,654.00 $ 30,000.00 $      +4.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,728.43 $ 32,469.25 $      +26.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 249.48 $ 194.93 $      -21.9 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $ 0.16 $      -11.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.40 $ 73.62 $      +9.2 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.13 $ 30.00 $      -70.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.28 $ 47.50 $      +159.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 14.50 $      -14.7 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,450.00 $ 1,800.00 $      -26.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,071.00 $ 15,500.00 $      -53.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.89 $ 56.28 $      -13.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.96 $ 27.38 $      -40.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.36 $ 87.12 $      -0.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.61 $ 96.25 $      -20.2 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,282.00 $ 1,291.25 $      -60.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,579.66 $ 1,118.75 $      -56.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,777.96 $ 2,433.33 $      -57.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,404.50 $ 1,825.00 $      -58.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,074.84 $ 513.96 $      -52.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 958.17 $ 393.52 $      -58.9 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,087.03 $ 3,798.62 $      -37.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.02 5.43      +8.2 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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