Summary

Cost of living in San Francisco, CA is 31% more expensive than Seattle, WA according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$5,240
$3,611
Cost of Living
$7,299
$6,154
Average Salary
$4,358
$2,789
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$3,352.6
$2,145
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$2,695.29
$1,691.17
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$6,169.03
$3,784.3
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$4,792.3
$2,742.96

Salaries And Financing

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$7,299.96
$6,154.55
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%4.34
%4.50

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$182.23
$188.56
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.12
$0.12
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$70.89
$70.71

Markets

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.3
$1.03
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$3.96
$3.46
Eggs (regular) (12)
$3.69
$3.23
Local Cheese (1kg)
$23.91
$17.22
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.9
$2
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$16
$15.22
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.56
$2.61
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.74
$3.01
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$12.59
$10.5
Apples (1kg)
$4.77
$5.9
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$14.16
$13.31
Oranges (1kg)
$4.15
$5.16
Potato (1kg)
$3.59
$3.18
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.68
$2.08
Rice (white), (1kg)
$4.89
$4.9
Tomato (1kg)
$5.17
$5.2
Banana (1kg)
$2.92
$2.23
Onion (1kg)
$3.2
$3.02
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$18.29
$16.02

Transportation

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$2.75
$2.78
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$85.5
$103.33
Gasoline (1 liter)
$1.23
$1.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$24,758.55
$25,666.67
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$3.83
$3.24
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$2.21
$1.99
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$33.78
$31.78
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$22,423.46
$23,402.92

Clothing And Shoes

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$65.88
$51.37
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$45.84
$45.14
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$89.69
$86.7
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$152.83
$121.46

Restaurants

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$21.11
$18.56
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$83.89
$77.5
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$9.94
$9
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$7.08
$5.97
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$7.86
$6.89
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.6
$2.32
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.06
$1.73
Cappuccino (regular)
$4.76
$4.54

Sports And Leisure

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$105.7
$60.34
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$19.67
$24.66
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$15.97
$14.56

Childcare

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$2,394.93
$1,722.56
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$30,957.61
$26,238.1

Buy Apartment Price

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$12,796.6
$7,793.03
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$9,756.49
$4,688.97