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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 16.85% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 25.59% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 33.97% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 8.98% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 24.63% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 17.31% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CALos Angeles, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.50 $ 15.00 $      -3.23 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 65.00 $      -18.75 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.50 $ 7.00 $      -6.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.49 $ 4.24 $      -5.68 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.09 $ 2.26 $      +8.08 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.81 $ 1.78 $      -1.43 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.16 $ 3.89 $      -6.57 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.70 $ 2.73 $      -26.28 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.53 $ 2.08 $      -17.78 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.62 $ 3.15 $      -13.04 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.55 $ 4.54 $      -52.44 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.57 $ 4.57 $      -17.96 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.47 $ 6.00 $      -29.10 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.65 $ 2.03 $      -23.43 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.11 $ 0.99 $      -11.46 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.88 $ 1.56 $      -16.77 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.72 $ 1.86 $      -31.50 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.93 $ 1.50 $      -22.33 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.58 $ 1.20 $      -24.28 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.06 $ 1.43 $      -30.62 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.14 $ 1.98 $      -7.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $ 2.52 $      +0.66 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.62 $ 3.02 $      -16.74 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.88 $ 8.25 $      -7.04 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 1.75 $      -36.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $ 100.00 $      +25.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00 $      -14.29 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 2.70 $      -1.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 29.19 $      -11.55 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.64 $ 3.50 $      -3.90 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 22,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,772.35 $ 21,117.95 $      +1.66 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 111.58 $ 136.93 $      +22.71 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.14 $      +42.94 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.54 $ 58.91 $      -5.81 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 83.07 $ 41.12 $      -50.50 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.00 $ 11.86 $      -34.09 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.14 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,101.94 $ 1,098.89 $      -47.72 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,255.00 $ 21,679.69 $      -10.62 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.31 $ 52.60 $      -11.32 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.50 $ 41.90 $      -9.89 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.65 $ 79.16 $      -8.65 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.44 $ 98.31 $      -22.85 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,373.15 $ 2,126.57 $      -36.96 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,615.83 $ 1,654.30 $      -36.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,717.86 $ 3,881.44 $      -32.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,239.53 $ 2,867.48 $      -32.36 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,127.42 $ 645.53 $      -42.74 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 875.99 $ 423.95 $      -51.60 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,822.81 $ 3,582.65 $      -38.47 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.17 4.25      +2.10 %
Last update: September 2018September 2018
Contributors:357390
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD