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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 14.03% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 24.89% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 34.94% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 8.68% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 19.93% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 15.24% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CALos Angeles, CADifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.50 $ 15.00 $      -9.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 70.00 $      -12.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.24 $ 6.00 $      -3.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.50 $ 4.44 $      -1.23 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 $ 2.32 $      +6.53 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 $ 1.86 $      -3.03 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.35 $ 3.99 $      -8.18 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 $ 2.74 $      -20.56 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.11 $ 1.91 $      -9.19 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.60 $ 3.20 $      -10.94 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.44 $ 4.63 $      -55.61 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.88 $ 4.76 $      -19.03 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.21 $ 6.02 $      -26.73 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.96 $ 2.07 $      +5.38 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.16 $ 0.93 $      -19.62 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 $ 1.52 $      +3.17 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 $ 1.73 $      -23.89 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.40 $      -13.04 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $ 1.07 $      -14.57 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $ 1.34 $      -21.86 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $ 1.97 $      +14.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $ 2.21 $      +19.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.71 $ 2.67 $      -1.43 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.38 $ 8.50 $      -9.33 %
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) 2.76 $ 2.70 $      -2.14 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 29.19 $      -11.55 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.74 $ 3.68 $      -1.67 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,080.00 $ 22,000.00 $      -0.36 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,019.43 $ 20,087.09 $      -4.44 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 106.26 $ 145.86 $      +37.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.12 $      +20.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.35 $ 56.27 $      -11.17 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 79.48 $ 40.30 $      -49.30 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.60 $ 13.25 $      -38.66 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.14 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,191.05 $ 1,094.45 $      -50.05 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,628.57 $ 21,639.71 $      -12.14 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.38 $ 51.06 $      -15.44 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.55 $ 40.19 $      -9.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.00 $ 78.65 $      -9.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 129.06 $ 100.88 $      -21.84 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,358.39 $ 2,109.19 $      -37.20 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,692.80 $ 1,632.99 $      -39.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,713.54 $ 3,864.41 $      -32.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,267.07 $ 2,823.33 $      -33.83 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,161.23 $ 671.96 $      -42.13 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 910.86 $ 413.91 $      -54.56 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,015.59 $ 3,829.39 $      -36.34 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.29 4.33      +0.83 %
Last update: January 2019January 2019
Contributors:385422
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD