Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA 

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 8.46% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 25.42% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 41.40% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 6.26% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 13.71% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 10.13% higher than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 18.00 $      -10.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 82.50 $ 80.00 $      -3.03 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 10.23 $      +2.30 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 $ 6.00 $      -20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.50 $ 7.00 $      -17.60 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.81 $ 4.99 $      +3.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.52 $ 2.34 $      -6.97 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.12 $ 2.03 $      -4.13 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.76 $ 3.68 $      -22.66 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.61 $ 3.11 $      -13.84 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.44 $ 2.05 $      -15.99 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.96 $ 3.10 $      -21.60 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.78 $ 7.21 $      +6.36 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.37 $ 5.45 $      -14.46 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.51 $ 6.52 $      -13.26 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.03 $ 2.31 $      -23.61 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.83 $      -20.34 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.33 $ 2.10 $      -9.78 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.28 $ 2.67 $      -18.44 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.96 $ 1.07 $      -45.61 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.62 $ 1.18 $      -27.21 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.03 $ 2.11 $      +3.97 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.02 $ 2.18 $      +7.96 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 14.50 $      -3.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.98 $ 3.12 $      +4.75 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.31 $ 3.25 $      -1.98 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 10.00 $      -9.09 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.75 $      -8.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $ 99.00 $      +22.22 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 4.25 $      +21.43 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.01 $ 2.70 $      -10.27 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 30.00 $      -9.09 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.12 $ 3.49 $      -15.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 24,000.00 $      -4.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,046.62 $ 24,624.41 $      +17.00 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 188.82 $ 207.42 $      +9.85 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.13 $      -9.46 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.61 $ 60.78 $      -4.44 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.36 $ 56.23 $      -33.34 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.57 $ 33.14 $      +88.62 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.67 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,392.31 $ 1,860.76 $      -22.22 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,952.00 $ 26,327.27 $      -22.46 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.85 $ 52.39 $      -9.44 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.14 $ 42.38 $      +0.57 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.59 $ 93.09 $      +6.29 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 139.61 $ 117.76 $      -15.65 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,869.53 $ 2,047.13 $      -28.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,493.81 $ 1,542.16 $      -38.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,510.60 $ 3,783.82 $      -49.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,566.00 $ 2,846.20 $      -37.67 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,313.27 $ 677.49 $      -48.41 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 958.99 $ 432.84 $      -54.86 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,699.14 $ 6,324.16 $      -17.86 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.42 3.30      -3.29 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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