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

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Consumer Prices in Buffalo, NY are 21.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Buffalo, NY are 35.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Buffalo, NY are 52.6% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Buffalo, NY are 27.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Buffalo, NY are 22.0% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Buffalo, NY is 28.7% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 20.00 $      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 60.00 $      -40.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 4.70 $      -41.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.45 $ 4.58 $      -16.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.73 $ 2.37 $      -13.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 $ 1.53 $      -32.2 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.99 $ 3.46 $      -42.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.40 $ 2.92 $      -33.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.81 $ 2.33 $      -16.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.14 $ 3.09 $      -39.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.90 $ 6.18 $      -37.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.32 $ 5.13 $      -29.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.65 $ 6.33 $      -26.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.90 $ 3.14 $      +8.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.35 $ 0.72 $      -46.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.28 $ 1.96 $      -14.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.35 $ 2.31 $      -31.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.79 $ 1.90 $      +6.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.51 $ 2.30 $      +52.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.94 $ 2.83 $      -3.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $ 1.50 $      -34.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 $ 13.00 $      -23.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $ 1.73 $      -14.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 $ 4.00 $      +49.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $ 10.82 $      -16.8 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.38 $      -13.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 $ 76.50 $      -21.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 4.00 $      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 1.93 $      -44.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $ 45.00 $      +15.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.03 $ 3.61 $      -28.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $ 30,000.00 $      -6.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $ 25,953.54 $      -5.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 248.12 $ 177.43 $      -28.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 46.83 $ 43.58 $      -7.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.88 $ 66.33 $      +5.5 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.50 $ 39.00 $      -61.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.50 $ 60.00 $      +126.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 12.00 $      -29.4 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,666.67 $ 1,100.00 $      -58.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $ 32,450.00 $      +3.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.95 $ 47.78 $      -21.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.75 $ 52.50 $      +20.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 108.42 $ 88.50 $      -18.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.56 $ 98.17 $      -27.6 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,133.80 $ 1,466.33 $      -53.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,595.83 $ 1,308.33 $      -49.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,690.68 $ 2,800.00 $      -50.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,666.67 $ 2,043.75 $      -56.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,066.66 $ 401.21 $      -62.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 949.99 $ 328.04 $      -65.5 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Buffalo, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,386.73 $ 3,402.67 $      -53.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.53 6.62      +1.3 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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