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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 19.38% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 26.82% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 34.31% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 12.51% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 29.40% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 12.62% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CALos Angeles, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.25 $ 15.00 $      -13.04 %
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) 8.00 $ 7.50 $      -6.25 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.55 $ 4.24 $      -6.78 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.22 $ 2.26 $      +1.81 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.80 $ 1.72 $      -4.61 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.21 $ 3.94 $      -6.59 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.70 $ 2.78 $      -24.88 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.90 $ 2.14 $      -26.21 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.78 $ 3.16 $      -16.44 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.33 $ 4.64 $      -50.20 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.77 $ 4.58 $      -20.59 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.93 $ 6.36 $      -28.79 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.21 $ 1.90 $      -40.81 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.09 $ 0.98 $      -9.96 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.18 $ 1.50 $      -31.05 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.05 $ 1.78 $      -41.52 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.26 $ 1.53 $      -32.30 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.16 $ 1.18 $      -45.14 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.48 $ 1.32 $      -46.88 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $ 1.93 $      -10.79 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.50 $      -16.70 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $ 2.62 $      +2.60 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.33 $ 2.92 $      -12.46 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.62 $ 8.25 $      -4.35 %
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) 3.54 $ 3.44 $      -2.72 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 23,500.00 $      +6.82 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,863.57 $ 20,903.11 $      +0.19 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 103.77 $ 138.32 $      +33.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.15 $      +51.57 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.47 $ 58.33 $      -5.10 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.31 $ 42.21 $      -46.10 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.25 $ 12.68 $      -26.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.09 $ 15.00 $      +6.42 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,007.16 $ 1,062.40 $      -47.07 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,200.00 $ 21,391.67 $      -11.60 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.59 $ 50.46 $      -13.87 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.06 $ 41.10 $      -4.56 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.14 $ 78.66 $      -8.68 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.17 $ 99.64 $      -21.65 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,368.23 $ 2,110.64 $      -37.34 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,591.00 $ 1,664.12 $      -35.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,656.94 $ 3,764.27 $      -33.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,142.86 $ 2,812.63 $      -32.11 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,104.00 $ 635.97 $      -42.39 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 862.92 $ 414.88 $      -51.92 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,550.72 $ 3,549.16 $      -36.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.07 4.23      +3.96 %
Last update: July 2018July 2018
Contributors:336370
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD