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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 5.9% higher than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 10.7% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 16.5% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 19.4% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 1.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 29.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 30.00 $      +20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 130.00 $      +30.0 %
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 $ 10.50 $      +31.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.62 $ 5.56 $      -1.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.77 $ 3.02 $      +8.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 $ 2.29 $      -2.5 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.06 $ 5.82 $      -4.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.36 $ 4.29 $      -1.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.04 $ 3.25 $      +7.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.30 $ 5.46 $      +2.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.63 $ 7.65 $      -20.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.69 $ 7.13 $      -7.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.17 $ 9.04 $      -1.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.09 $ 3.14 $      +1.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.47 $ 0.93 $      -37.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.49 $ 2.70 $      +8.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.39 $ 2.82 $      -16.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 $ 1.93 $      +0.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.57 $ 1.71 $      +9.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00 $ 2.88 $      -4.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.40 $ 2.43 $      +1.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 $ 20.00 $      +11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.42 $ 2.53 $      +4.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.02 $ 3.83 $      +26.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.25 $ 17.00 $      +28.3 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.90 $      -3.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 $ 132.00 $      +34.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 $ 5.00 $      +11.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.50 $      -30.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 55.00 $ 30.00 $      -45.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.15 $ 3.87 $      -24.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $ 28,000.00 $      -12.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $ 27,053.26 $      -1.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 258.66 $ 171.61 $      -33.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.99 $ 61.68 $      +18.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.91 $ 70.06 $      +3.2 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114.73 $ 132.14 $      +15.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.50 $ 74.17 $      +179.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 20.00 $      +17.6 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,666.67 $ 3,065.64 $      +15.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $ 63,250.00 $      +101.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.27 $ 68.82 $      +8.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.73 $ 45.42 $      -12.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 109.09 $ 97.00 $      -11.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.42 $ 165.86 $      +18.1 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,260.17 $ 4,162.14 $      +27.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,748.15 $ 2,912.38 $      +6.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,984.42 $ 8,432.88 $      +40.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,117.39 $ 4,431.43 $      -13.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,287.07 $ 1,698.83 $      +32.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,142.26 $ 1,192.75 $      +4.4 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,571.60 $ 5,935.02 $      -21.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.71 6.67      -0.5 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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