Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA 

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Consumer Prices in San Diego, CA are 16.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Diego, CA are 16.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in San Diego, CA are 16.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Diego, CA are 15.6% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in San Diego, CA are 22.3% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Diego, CA is 8.8% higher than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 20.00 $      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 80.00 $      -20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.16 $ 5.21 $      +1.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $ 2.66 $      -4.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 $ 2.32 $      +1.9 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.80 $ 4.20 $      -27.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.14 $ 3.56 $      -14.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.33 $ 2.01 $      -13.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.94 $ 5.12 $      +3.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.53 $ 5.82 $      -31.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.53 $ 6.91 $      -8.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.57 $ 7.90 $      -7.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.99 $ 2.08 $      -30.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 $ 0.86 $      -44.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 $ 1.46 $      -34.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.92 $ 1.70 $      -42.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.98 $ 1.42 $      -28.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.11 $      -31.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.78 $ 1.69 $      -39.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $ 1.92 $      -21.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.78 $ 3.18 $      +14.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.85 $ 2.95 $      -23.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.50 $ 10.00 $      -25.9 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.00 $ 75.00 $      -14.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 2.80 $      -30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 $ 3.00 $      -4.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 28.99 $      -12.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.96 $ 5.59 $      -6.3 %
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 $ 23,255.44 $      -9.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 249.48 $ 236.83 $      -5.1 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $ 0.27 $      +52.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.40 $ 78.29 $      +16.2 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.13 $ 54.88 $      -46.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.28 $ 32.54 $      +78.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 15.29 $      -10.0 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,450.00 $ 1,375.00 $      -43.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,071.00 $ 16,507.14 $      -50.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.89 $ 58.28 $      -10.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.96 $ 51.05 $      +11.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.36 $ 96.91 $      +10.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.61 $ 110.25 $      -8.6 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,282.00 $ 2,687.42 $      -18.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,579.66 $ 2,173.33 $      -15.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,777.96 $ 4,669.04 $      -19.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,404.50 $ 3,860.00 $      -12.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,074.84 $ 927.97 $      -13.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 958.17 $ 819.18 $      -14.5 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,087.03 $ 5,534.25 $      -9.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.02 5.34      +6.3 %
Last update: January 2023February 2023
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