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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 14.53% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 25.25% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 35.07% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 5.38% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 21.94% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 16.75% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CALos Angeles, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 70.00 $      -12.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.50 $      -6.25 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 7.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 $ 4.42 $      -0.69 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $ 2.32 $      +2.32 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 $ 1.79 $      -7.35 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.25 $ 3.99 $      -6.12 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.44 $ 2.77 $      -19.47 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 $ 1.93 $      -8.55 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.34 $ 3.23 $      -3.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.05 $ 4.63 $      -58.09 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.05 $ 4.67 $      -22.78 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.21 $ 5.93 $      -27.82 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.96 $ 2.01 $      +2.83 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.16 $ 0.91 $      -21.58 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 $ 1.47 $      -0.08 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 $ 1.66 $      -27.22 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.33 $      -17.11 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $ 1.05 $      -16.78 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $ 1.34 $      -21.86 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $ 1.91 $      +11.45 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $ 2.25 $      +20.91 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.71 $ 2.78 $      +2.78 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.75 $ 8.50 $      -12.82 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 1.75 $      -36.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 78.00 $ 100.00 $      +28.21 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00 $      -14.29 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.10 $ 2.70 $      -12.90 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 29.19 $      -11.55 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.78 $ 3.66 $      -3.04 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,040.00 $ 22,000.00 $      -0.18 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,129.88 $ 20,275.45 $      -4.04 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 116.09 $ 145.23 $      +25.10 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $ 0.13 $      +35.40 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.81 $ 58.23 $      -11.51 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.79 $ 41.45 $      -48.69 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.00 $ 12.73 $      -32.98 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.14 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,173.68 $ 1,141.54 $      -47.48 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,190.00 $ 21,658.33 $      -17.30 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.67 $ 50.66 $      -16.50 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.05 $ 36.89 $      -12.28 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.29 $ 79.47 $      -7.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 136.29 $ 107.57 $      -21.07 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,366.36 $ 2,127.44 $      -36.80 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,736.89 $ 1,633.41 $      -40.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,743.88 $ 3,848.25 $      -33.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,356.71 $ 2,912.58 $      -33.15 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,163.16 $ 688.42 $      -40.81 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 893.36 $ 420.53 $      -52.93 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,145.51 $ 3,824.32 $      -37.77 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.32 4.37      +1.08 %
Last update: March 2019March 2019
Contributors:394423
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD