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

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Consumer Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 19.6% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Philadelphia, PA are 32.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 47.0% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 22.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Philadelphia, PA are 19.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Philadelphia, PA is 21.2% higher than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 20.00 $      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 70.00 $      -30.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 8.75 $      -27.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 6.00 $      -14.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.20 $ 4.52 $      -13.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.78 $ 2.36 $      -15.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $ 1.76 $      -22.5 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.84 $ 4.66 $      -20.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.18 $ 3.28 $      -21.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.46 $ 2.23 $      -9.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.01 $ 4.02 $      -19.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.53 $ 5.83 $      -31.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.53 $ 6.37 $      -15.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.57 $ 6.76 $      -21.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.99 $ 2.29 $      -23.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 $ 0.71 $      -53.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.16 $ 2.12 $      -1.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.00 $ 2.63 $      -12.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.98 $ 1.48 $      -25.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.28 $      -21.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.78 $ 1.99 $      -28.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $ 1.80 $      -26.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.78 $ 2.73 $      -1.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.85 $ 4.96 $      +28.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.50 $ 12.00 $      -11.1 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.00 $ 96.00 $      +9.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.69 $      -7.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 $ 5.50 $      +75.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 25.00 $      -24.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.96 $ 3.89 $      -34.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,654.00 $ 23,000.00 $      -19.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,728.43 $ 24,642.86 $      -4.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 255.15 $ 178.16 $      -30.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $ 0.18 $      -2.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.11 $ 66.71 $      -2.1 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 100.28 $ 49.70 $      -50.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.00 $ 16.00 $      +0.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.50 $ 13.50 $      -18.2 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,457.14 $ 1,225.00 $      -50.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,071.00 $ 32,633.33 $      -1.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.89 $ 48.57 $      -25.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.96 $ 38.91 $      -15.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.61 $ 87.92 $      -0.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.61 $ 122.83 $      +1.8 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,263.11 $ 1,876.44 $      -42.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,579.66 $ 1,283.95 $      -50.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,748.04 $ 3,218.75 $      -44.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,404.50 $ 2,105.88 $      -52.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,069.56 $ 467.26 $      -56.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 958.17 $ 250.00 $      -73.9 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Philadelphia, PA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,084.22 $ 4,997.95 $      -17.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.02 5.03      +0.3 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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