Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 4.02% higher than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 6.33% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 8.98% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 7.72% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 1.28% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 23.60% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 25.00 $      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 100.00 $      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.50 $ 10.00 $      -13.04 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 7.62 $      +8.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 9.00 $      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.23 $ 4.97 $      -5.09 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.88 $ 2.46 $      -14.68 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 $ 2.16 $      -8.86 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.50 $ 4.38 $      -20.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.81 $ 3.47 $      -8.80 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.20 $ 2.73 $      +23.87 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.28 $ 3.55 $      -17.04 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.20 $ 6.90 $      -15.90 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.64 $ 5.98 $      -10.00 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.10 $ 9.34 $      +15.34 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.97 $ 2.54 $      -14.52 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.45 $ 1.23 $      -14.62 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.40 $ 2.28 $      -4.82 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.15 $ 2.71 $      -13.92 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.81 $ 2.13 $      +17.38 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.63 $ 1.64 $      +0.47 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.23 $ 2.65 $      +18.87 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.35 $ 2.46 $      +4.94 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.23 $ 3.62 $      +12.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.95 $ 3.94 $      -0.18 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.75 $      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $ 129.50 $      +59.88 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.80 $      +8.57 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 3.00 $      +9.09 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 30.00 $      -9.09 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.12 $ 4.03 $      -21.19 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 $ 26,000.00 $      -3.70 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,125.12 $ 24,222.59 $      +14.66 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219.41 $ 171.21 $      -21.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.11 $      -31.07 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.89 $ 64.03 $      +1.81 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 98.94 $ 101.04 $      +2.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.88 $ 42.78 $      +232.25 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 19.25 $      +28.33 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,583.33 $ 2,246.67 $      -13.03 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 35,696.00 $ 39,500.00 $      +10.66 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.63 $ 61.71 $      +5.25 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.18 $ 61.08 $      +41.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.96 $ 93.64 $      +15.66 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 117.83 $ 150.93 $      +28.10 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,080.00 $ 3,346.30 $      +8.65 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,577.50 $ 2,205.66 $      -14.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,326.92 $ 6,913.64 $      +29.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,246.15 $ 4,132.00 $      -2.69 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,058.66 $ 1,389.27 $      +31.23 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 879.59 $ 778.31 $      -11.51 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,913.56 $ 6,428.65 $      -18.76 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.90 3.81      +31.26 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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