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

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Consumer Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 20.31% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Philadelphia, PA are 31.59% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 44.48% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 26.49% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 20.39% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Philadelphia, PA is 11.25% 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 90.00 $ 60.00 $      -33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 $ 8.00 $      -27.27 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.50 $      -21.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.14 $ 4.53 $      -11.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.88 $ 2.06 $      -28.39 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 $ 1.55 $      -33.72 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.40 $ 4.25 $      -21.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.70 $ 3.00 $      -18.93 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.85 $      -21.11 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.01 $ 2.99 $      -40.36 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.56 $ 5.59 $      -26.03 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.67 $ 5.38 $      -19.39 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.87 $ 7.02 $      -10.79 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.04 $ 2.29 $      -24.66 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.38 $ 0.65 $      -53.08 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.44 $ 2.13 $      -12.64 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.25 $ 2.40 $      -26.04 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.58 $      -12.89 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 $ 1.17 $      -26.43 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.36 $ 1.87 $      -20.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.27 $ 1.55 $      -31.59 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 14.99 $      -0.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.34 $ 4.27 $      +27.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.09 $ 3.72 $      -9.05 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 10.31 $      -14.08 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.95 $ 2.50 $      -15.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 87.50 $ 96.00 $      +9.71 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.50 $      -12.50 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.76 $ 5.50 $      +99.35 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 25.00 $      -24.24 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.97 $ 4.72 $      -20.94 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 $ 23,000.00 $      -14.81 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,285.86 $ 24,642.86 $      +15.77 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219.36 $ 157.68 $      -28.12 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.18 $      +8.02 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.50 $ 68.00 $      +5.43 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 100.00 $ 44.17 $      -55.83 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $ 16.00 $      -8.57 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 13.50 $      -10.00 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,583.33 $ 1,161.83 $      -55.03 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 35,081.14 $ 28,685.71 $      -18.23 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.63 $ 45.83 $      -20.47 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.10 $ 36.60 $      -18.84 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.23 $ 79.77 $      -0.58 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.37 $ 117.67 $      +3.79 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,161.50 $ 1,806.71 $      -42.85 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,584.09 $ 1,268.75 $      -50.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,428.12 $ 3,250.00 $      -40.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,146.67 $ 2,180.00 $      -47.43 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,054.15 $ 595.68 $      -43.49 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 879.59 $ 146.04 $      -83.40 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,233.89 $ 4,999.04 $      -39.29 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.24 5.00      -4.50 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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