Summary about cost of living in San Francisco, CA, United States:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||25.00 $||15.00-39.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||100.00 $||65.00-120.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||12.00 $||10.00-15.00|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||7.00 $||5.00-10.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||8.00 $||7.00-13.00|
|Cappuccino (regular)||5.20 $||3.75-7.00|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||2.76 $||2.00-4.00|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||2.27 $||2.00-3.00|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||5.87 $||4.00-7.99|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||4.39 $||2.19-7.99|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||2.55 $||1.25-4.00|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||5.23 $||3.00-7.98|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||8.64 $||4.50-18.00|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||7.38 $||3.00-12.00|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||8.75 $||5.00-14.00|
|Apples (1 lb)||2.94 $||0.90-4.69|
|Banana (1 lb)||1.64 $||0.79-3.50|
|Oranges (1 lb)||2.38 $||1.00-4.59|
|Tomato (1 lb)||3.19 $||1.09-4.53|
|Potato (1 lb)||2.10 $||0.60-3.00|
|Onion (1 lb)||1.71 $||0.89-3.00|
|Lettuce (1 head)||3.20 $||1.80-4.00|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||2.38 $||1.00-3.00|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||15.00 $||12.00-25.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||2.81 $||1.71-4.29|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||3.85 $||1.67-6.00|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||13.25 $||12.00-18.00|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||2.75 $||2.50-3.39|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||87.50 $||80.00-100.00|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||4.00 $||3.50-5.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||3.13 $||2.24-5.00|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||33.00 $||33.00-40.00|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||5.75 $||4.60-7.00|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||28,654.00 $||25,000.00-32,000.00|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||25,728.43 $||22,000.00-30,000.00|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||258.26 $||160.00-425.00|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||0.18 $||0.03-0.26|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||69.37 $||50.00-100.00|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||97.50 $||50.00-159.00|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||16.87 $||0.00-40.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||16.00 $||14.00-22.99|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||2,457.14 $||1,800.00-2,900.00|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||33,071.00 $||26,568.00-60,000.00|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||66.04 $||30.00-100.00|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||47.43 $||25.00-75.00|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||88.60 $||65.00-130.00|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||120.61 $||60.00-199.00|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||3,284.48 $||2,800.00-4,000.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||2,579.66 $||2,000.00-3,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||5,869.76 $||4,500.00-8,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||4,449.95 $||3,500.00-6,000.00|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||1,054.93 $||874.99-1,199.99|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||971.53 $||749.44-1,138.99|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||6,343.75 $|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||5.02||3.00-6.00|
Sources and References:
|Cost of Living in Oakland, California||10.67 miles|
|Cost of Living in Piedmont, California||12.31 miles|
|Cost of Living in Berkeley, California||13.02 miles|
|Cost of Living in Alameda, California||15.02 miles|
|Cost of Living in San Rafael, California||18.32 miles|
|Cost of Living in San Mateo, California||21.47 miles|
|Cost of Living in Belmont, California||24.19 miles|
|Cost of Living in Walnut Creek, California||24.48 miles|
|Cost of Living in Redwood City, California||26.16 miles|
|Cost of Living in Hayward, California||26.70 miles|
|DeutschLebenshaltungskosten in San Francisco|
|PortuguêsCusto de Vida em São Francisco|
|ItalianoCosto della Vita a San Francisco|
|FrançaisCoût de la Vie à San Francisco|
|EspañolCosto de Vida en San Francisco|
Firstly I am from England. Another place where things are stupidly costly on the money we get. I am wanting to know from someone that isn’t going to bull **** me what to expect for a monthly cost of living in Manhattan.
I’m going to give you an example of my current circumstances and I want as many responses as possible to compare. Realistic ones mind you. I am not interested in sharing with some loud drunken hormonal idiots.
I live near Sheffield. That’s Yorkshire for them that don’t know. The centre of Britain. In 2008 the cost of a city centre apartment with hardly enough room to swing a cat - was about £625 rent for a 1 bedroom maybe 2. In 2020 it’s now £925. So I now live in a house.
Here unless you are from a rich family with good jobs life sucks. You have to work long hours and put up with a lot of rubbish!
Child support £200
Council tax (not including income tax and national ins contribution)
for a two bedroom is cheap normally it’s £700 for somewhere good.
£6 a week tv
£50 cable tv and internet
£20 month phone
£100 a month food if you don’t like eating a lot
£50 a month credit card
I have bad credit and no savings so I couldn’t get a mortgage.
If you earn a bit more then you can get a car. If you have a mummy and daddy they’ll pay for your car. They’ll get you started. Your £100 hang bag and make up and clothes. Whatever.
Here The average monthly wage is £1350
But they’ll claim it’s £2200 Your lucky if you get that.
Jobs are so hard to get because of the amount of applicants and I have 12 years experience and a degree!
That would be for a customer service, call centre, admin, business support, supervisory role. Sales.
You might make £2000 a month with overtime but you get taxes on this. They claim the average salary is £28000 a year maybe it is but you really have to work a lot and maybe you’ll get that if you a manger or tradesman.
Now compare that with yours. For my house worth £250k I can buy a house with a pool in America. For doing a customer service job in California(minus all the ridiculous costs on fashion you lot are into) I’d get £60-80k a year but need an American degree for that. A green card. A back up plan. I’d have to commit to long hours and we’ll if they don’t line you they can get rid.
You have no idea how lucky you are. No idea.
But your net pay is shocking.
Let’s say your in a £75000 a year job - which is a good job but you work long hours in California for that and will probably have no life) spending hours commuting. Putting up with pollution, crime etc and high living costs.
But you’ve all the deductions. Tax etc
I’ve seen hundred of 1-2 bed apartments in a good area in one of your skyscrapers with a gym (rubbish one) and some innovative design - THats between £3000 and £6000 alone - but what they don’t tell you is how much from your net pay you lose before it hits ya bank!!!
I’ve seen apartments in worser areas for less but not much less.
I’ve seen pay slips online and they claim £75000 dollars - a year
Your net pay is £2,500 a month. Before rent!!! Is this true??
Regardless because I’m a writer I have to spend time over there after lockdown. If you guys ever follow the rules.
What can I expect?
Gemme a run down
How much do you take home after deductions?
Be good to finally know the truth!
USA is sweet......I need friends in US cause I feel bored all the time I'm spending here....Yo can text me on my number (409)-292-3527.
Weather - Amazing weather all year long
Job opportunities - Extremely good. Tech, finance, arts, construction, barista, any and all jobs are out there
Compensation - Top of the market. You won't get paid better for the same job elsewhere
Cost of living - (bad) Really high.
*But if you're one to save, you can do what I did and get the high paying job (relative to other cities), and have a lower cost of living (smaller apartment, make my own coffee, bike around the city). Doing this, I was able to make and save a lot while living in SF.
But if you're going to come here, get paid a lot, but spend a lot, kind of defeats the purpose of getting the high comp.