Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Detroit, MI 

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Consumer Prices in Detroit, MI are 24.74% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Detroit, MI are 45.66% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Detroit, MI are 66.19% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Detroit, MI are 28.17% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Detroit, MI are 29.58% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Detroit, MI is 17.35% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Detroit, MI Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 $ 50.00 $      -41.18 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 8.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.00 $      -28.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 6.00 $      -25.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.82 $ 4.86 $      +0.87 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.57 $ 1.99 $      -22.74 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.07 $ 1.61 $      -22.19 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.83 $ 2.60 $      -46.18 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.63 $ 2.16 $      -40.46 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.38 $ 1.32 $      -44.50 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.80 $ 1.61 $      -57.51 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.02 $ 4.75 $      -32.30 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.67 $ 4.19 $      -37.22 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.13 $ 5.90 $      -17.28 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.07 $ 2.03 $      -33.95 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.09 $ 0.72 $      -34.53 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.11 $ 2.15 $      +2.08 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.12 $ 1.79 $      -42.42 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.71 $ 1.35 $      -21.37 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.59 $ 1.24 $      -21.71 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.01 $ 1.56 $      -22.26 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.84 $ 1.60 $      -12.61 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 11.00 $      -26.70 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.86 $ 2.40 $      -16.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.23 $ 3.09 $      -4.55 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.34 $ 8.00 $      -29.48 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Detroit, MI Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.00 $      -33.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $ 60.00 $      -25.93 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 2.85 $      -18.57 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 1.88 $      -31.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 28.92 $      -12.37 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.50 $ 2.64 $      -41.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 24,786.00 $      +3.27 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,800.50 $ 24,054.38 $      +15.64 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 195.94 $ 220.91 $      +12.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.15 $      -10.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.09 $ 76.00 $      +13.27 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 91.99 $ 35.17 $      -61.77 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.57 $ 30.00 $      +70.73 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 12.25 $      -18.33 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,520.37 $ 725.00 $      -71.23 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,485.33 $ 13,500.00 $      -58.44 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Detroit, MI Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.90 $ 51.61 $      -9.30 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.59 $ 29.78 $      -26.63 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.59 $ 91.58 $      +9.56 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.22 $ 101.12 $      -20.51 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,941.64 $ 1,274.09 $      -56.69 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,477.59 $ 1,073.64 $      -56.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,852.10 $ 1,857.14 $      -72.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,456.25 $ 1,450.00 $      -67.46 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,221.93 $ 122.61 $      -89.97 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 882.61 $ 61.75 $      -93.00 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Detroit, MI Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,955.53 $ 3,572.92 $      -55.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.30 3.42      +3.63 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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