Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Philadelphia, PA 

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Consumer Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 15.11% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Philadelphia, PA are 38.19% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 59.22% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 23.38% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 14.52% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Philadelphia, PA is 28.48% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 60.00 $      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 8.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 5.00 $      -37.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.50 $ 7.00 $      -17.60 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.70 $ 4.32 $      -8.08 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 $ 1.88 $      -20.92 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 $ 1.44 $      -25.32 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.66 $ 4.07 $      -12.63 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.52 $ 2.81 $      -20.25 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.44 $ 1.73 $      -29.26 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.80 $ 2.48 $      -34.72 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.06 $ 3.97 $      -43.80 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.42 $ 5.01 $      -21.99 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.99 $ 6.83 $      -2.27 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.09 $ 2.55 $      -17.34 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.97 $ 0.77 $      -20.42 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.29 $ 2.12 $      -7.33 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.27 $ 2.29 $      -29.75 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.87 $ 2.18 $      +16.36 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.57 $ 1.96 $      +24.65 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.97 $ 1.53 $      -22.36 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.04 $ 2.04 $      -0.24 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.96 $ 4.00 $      +35.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.16 $ 3.64 $      +15.39 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 11.00 $      0.00 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.50 $      -16.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.50 $ 96.00 $      +14.97 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.50 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 5.50 $      +83.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 25.00 $      -24.24 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.86 $ 2.72 $      -29.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 21,650.00 $      -13.40 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,162.88 $ 20,975.17 $      -0.89 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 173.33 $ 150.32 $      -13.27 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.10 $      -29.58 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.99 $ 62.33 $      -2.58 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.86 $ 35.91 $      -55.59 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.57 $ 35.73 $      +103.36 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.67 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,441.11 $ 938.21 $      -61.57 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 34,542.92 $ 24,800.00 $      -28.21 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.16 $ 46.32 $      -18.96 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.48 $ 30.43 $      -28.37 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.45 $ 73.61 $      -15.83 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 136.86 $ 96.33 $      -29.61 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,104.61 $ 1,695.58 $      -45.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,504.82 $ 1,106.30 $      -55.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,540.96 $ 2,813.62 $      -62.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,625.00 $ 1,632.71 $      -64.70 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,239.32 $ 423.02 $      -65.87 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 910.57 $ 127.61 $      -85.99 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,691.65 $ 3,400.29 $      -55.79 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 3.62      +1.19 %
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