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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 13.71% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 24.38% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 34.38% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 8.52% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 19.75% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 17.06% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CALos Angeles, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $ 15.50 $      -8.82 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 69.00 $      -13.75 %
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 (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.53 $ 4.34 $      -4.21 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 $ 2.36 $      +8.81 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 $ 1.80 $      -6.54 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.12 $ 3.99 $      -3.11 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.68 $ 2.77 $      -24.62 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.36 $ 2.01 $      -14.66 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.63 $ 3.25 $      -10.62 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.60 $ 4.67 $      -51.39 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.73 $ 4.86 $      -15.22 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.34 $ 6.02 $      -17.97 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.50 $ 2.12 $      -15.34 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.22 $ 1.03 $      -16.06 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.55 $      -3.53 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.43 $ 1.78 $      -26.80 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.72 $ 1.44 $      -16.45 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.34 $ 1.10 $      -18.10 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $ 1.38 $      -19.53 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $ 2.01 $      +2.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $ 2.21 $      -0.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.90 $ 2.60 $      -10.41 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 8.50 $      -5.56 %
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) 3.73 $ 3.64 $      -2.39 %
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) 20,973.67 $ 20,634.00 $      -1.62 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 111.03 $ 145.74 $      +31.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.14 $      +40.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.50 $ 57.52 $      -9.41 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.80 $ 41.62 $      -48.50 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.33 $ 13.21 $      -31.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.14 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,141.71 $ 1,117.49 $      -47.82 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,780.00 $ 21,437.50 $      -13.49 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.54 $ 51.18 $      -12.57 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.85 $ 39.02 $      -16.71 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.16 $ 79.36 $      -7.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.53 $ 102.15 $      -22.34 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,351.07 $ 2,097.23 $      -37.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,647.58 $ 1,641.09 $      -38.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,765.62 $ 3,904.35 $      -32.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,234.44 $ 2,854.89 $      -32.58 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,137.31 $ 649.48 $      -42.89 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 867.80 $ 427.28 $      -50.76 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,852.60 $ 3,670.37 $      -37.29 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.18 4.28      +2.36 %
Last update: November 2018November 2018
Contributors:362411
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD