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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 0.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 3.7% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 8.5% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 1.6% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 1.7% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 8.3% 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 $ 25.00 $      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 100.00 $      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 10.00 $      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.20 $ 5.35 $      +2.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.76 $ 2.71 $      -1.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $ 2.14 $      -5.3 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.87 $ 4.72 $      -19.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.39 $ 3.83 $      -12.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.55 $ 3.69 $      +44.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.23 $ 4.75 $      -9.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.64 $ 8.30 $      -4.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.38 $ 7.54 $      +2.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.75 $ 8.93 $      +2.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.94 $ 2.61 $      -11.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.64 $ 1.05 $      -36.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.38 $ 2.42 $      +1.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.19 $ 2.85 $      -10.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.10 $ 1.77 $      -15.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.71 $ 1.66 $      -3.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.20 $ 2.83 $      -11.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 $ 2.44 $      +2.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 17.50 $      +16.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.81 $ 3.12 $      +10.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.85 $ 3.77 $      -2.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.25 $ 16.00 $      +20.8 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.75 $      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 87.50 $ 129.00 $      +47.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 4.50 $      +12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 $ 3.00 $      -4.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 30.00 $      -9.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.75 $ 4.14 $      -28.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,654.00 $ 26,000.00 $      -9.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,728.43 $ 24,012.55 $      -6.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 258.26 $ 169.90 $      -34.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $ 0.10 $      -42.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.37 $ 69.30 $      -0.1 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 97.50 $ 98.66 $      +1.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.87 $ 38.00 $      +125.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 18.00 $      +12.5 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,457.14 $ 2,376.46 $      -3.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,071.00 $ 40,750.00 $      +23.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.04 $ 64.94 $      -1.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.43 $ 56.81 $      +19.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.60 $ 93.81 $      +5.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.61 $ 149.81 $      +24.2 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,284.48 $ 3,896.96 $      +18.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,579.66 $ 2,387.84 $      -7.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,869.76 $ 7,157.55 $      +21.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,449.95 $ 4,123.09 $      -7.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,054.93 $ 1,385.27 $      +31.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 971.53 $ 853.09 $      -12.2 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,343.75 $ 6,027.83 $      -5.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.02 5.60      +11.6 %
Last update: March 2023March 2023
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