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

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Consumer Prices in San Diego, CA are 18.88% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in San Diego, CA are 27.81% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in San Diego, CA are 36.57% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in San Diego, CA are 14.98% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in San Diego, CA are 22.31% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in San Diego, CA is 3.88% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 $ 77.00 $      -9.41 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 9.00 $      -10.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 6.38 $      -8.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.78 $ 4.44 $      -7.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.57 $ 1.95 $      -23.93 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $ 1.77 $      -13.57 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.84 $ 3.47 $      -28.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.55 $ 3.19 $      -9.96 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.34 $ 2.00 $      -14.80 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.83 $ 2.87 $      -25.22 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.93 $ 5.47 $      -21.06 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.55 $ 4.79 $      -26.89 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.04 $ 6.27 $      -11.05 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.01 $ 1.97 $      -34.46 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.10 $ 0.77 $      -30.53 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.11 $ 1.57 $      -25.46 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.06 $ 1.87 $      -38.82 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.19 $      -29.78 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.56 $ 1.07 $      -31.65 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.01 $ 1.57 $      -21.81 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.84 $ 1.73 $      -5.83 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.86 $ 3.24 $      +13.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.23 $ 2.44 $      -24.71 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.34 $ 10.00 $      -11.86 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.50 $      -16.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $ 72.00 $      -11.11 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 2.80 $      -20.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 3.00 $      +9.09 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 25.00 $      -24.24 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.51 $ 4.12 $      -8.63 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $      +4.17 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,800.50 $ 21,961.88 $      +5.58 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.94 $ 141.88 $      -31.11 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.21 $      +30.51 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.52 $ 65.97 $      +2.25 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 93.12 $ 42.57 $      -54.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.57 $ 17.65 $      +0.42 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 14.50 $      -3.33 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,520.37 $ 1,337.47 $      -46.93 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,485.33 $ 16,365.71 $      -49.62 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.14 $ 49.65 $      -11.56 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.59 $ 44.69 $      +10.11 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.87 $ 78.06 $      -6.93 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.92 $ 104.97 $      -17.29 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,927.41 $ 2,191.73 $      -25.13 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,478.33 $ 1,753.94 $      -29.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,852.10 $ 3,721.55 $      -45.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,456.25 $ 2,934.66 $      -34.15 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,221.93 $ 862.13 $      -29.45 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 882.61 $ 429.61 $      -51.32 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit San Diego, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,911.08 $ 5,489.17 $      -30.61 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.24 3.45      +6.70 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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