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

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 7.03% higher than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 1.09% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 8.93% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 6.78% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 4.10% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 23.72% 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 $ 20.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 $ 100.00 $      +17.65 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 9.34 $      -6.58 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 9.00 $      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.79 $ 4.96 $      +3.59 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.59 $ 2.31 $      -10.82 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 $ 1.83 $      -13.15 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.88 $ 4.51 $      -7.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.72 $ 3.62 $      -2.86 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.41 $ 2.36 $      -1.86 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.78 $ 3.32 $      -12.20 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.79 $ 6.37 $      -6.27 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.45 $ 6.14 $      -4.82 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.27 $ 8.45 $      +16.29 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.97 $ 2.61 $      -12.40 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.08 $ 1.28 $      +18.34 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 $ 2.62 $      +18.07 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.08 $ 2.81 $      -8.60 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.79 $ 1.89 $      +5.63 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.69 $      +5.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.05 $ 2.38 $      +15.96 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.88 $ 2.27 $      +20.58 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.86 $ 3.10 $      +8.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.23 $ 3.29 $      +1.86 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.34 $ 15.00 $      +32.22 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.75 $      -8.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $ 129.00 $      +59.26 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.65 $      +4.29 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.01 $ 3.00 $      -0.30 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 30.00 $      -9.09 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.25 $ 3.00 $      -29.35 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 $ 25,000.00 $      +2.04 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,800.50 $ 23,609.58 $      +13.50 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 189.79 $ 160.74 $      -15.31 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.11 $      -33.64 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.12 $ 64.71 $      -2.13 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 86.51 $ 112.26 $      +29.77 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.57 $ 40.17 $      +128.59 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 17.00 $      +13.33 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,465.00 $ 2,603.02 $      +5.60 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,818.67 $ 38,166.67 $      +16.30 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.50 $ 61.19 $      +6.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.42 $ 47.68 $      +9.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.73 $ 92.28 $      +7.64 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.24 $ 141.50 $      +6.20 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,846.40 $ 3,020.52 $      +6.12 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,458.82 $ 2,151.88 $      -12.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,193.62 $ 6,462.96 $      -10.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,435.42 $ 3,786.20 $      -14.64 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,317.96 $ 1,479.02 $      +12.22 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 891.83 $ 765.91 $      -14.12 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,816.54 $ 5,897.42 $      -24.55 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.30 3.39      +2.72 %
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