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

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Cost of Living in Los Angeles, CA is 9.8% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA is 16.1% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 23.6% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 5.8% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 15.6% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 13.1% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 24.03 $      -3.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 120.00 $      +20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 10.00 $      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.60 $ 5.31 $      -5.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 $ 2.79 $      +2.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.32 $ 2.10 $      -9.4 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.87 $ 4.57 $      -22.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.31 $ 4.70 $      +9.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.04 $ 2.64 $      -13.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.20 $ 4.91 $      -5.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.17 $ 6.13 $      -33.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.04 $ 7.43 $      +5.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.19 $ 8.29 $      -9.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.02 $ 2.53 $      -16.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.52 $ 1.05 $      -30.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.43 $ 1.53 $      -37.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.34 $ 2.20 $      -34.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 $ 1.44 $      -24.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.67 $ 1.10 $      -34.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.02 $ 2.10 $      -30.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $ 2.16 $      -6.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.50 $ 14.99 $      -14.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $ 2.60 $      +11.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $ 3.88 $      +25.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.25 $ 12.00 $      -9.4 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.88 $ 1.75 $      -39.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.50 $ 83.48 $      -13.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.10 $      -22.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.70 $      -10.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 $ 29.19 $      -25.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.16 $ 5.31 $      +2.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $ 30,000.00 $      -6.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $ 26,886.65 $      -1.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 254.02 $ 190.64 $      -25.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 49.73 $ 66.99 $      +34.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.48 $ 74.36 $      +15.3 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.45 $ 51.36 $      -49.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.00 $ 9.40 $      -50.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 18.00 $      +5.9 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,770.37 $ 1,950.00 $      -29.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $ 28,750.00 $      -8.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.68 $ 62.08 $      +4.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.73 $ 44.06 $      +3.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 106.14 $ 106.54 $      +0.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.53 $ 145.95 $      +19.1 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,272.04 $ 2,490.71 $      -23.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,759.26 $ 2,107.10 $      -23.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,984.42 $ 4,720.36 $      -21.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,070.83 $ 3,743.64 $      -26.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,303.74 $ 745.37 $      -42.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,133.17 $ 667.07 $      -41.1 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,529.72 $ 5,484.08 $      -27.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.79 6.73      -0.8 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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