Summary

Cost of living in San Francisco, CA is 35% 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.

$5,242
$3,413
Cost of Living
$6,954
$5,430
Average Salary
$4,429
$2,659
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$3,407.24
$2,045.33
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$2,783.37
$1,586.03
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$6,392.58
$3,656.62
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$4,821.78
$2,559.14

Salaries And Financing

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$6,954.86
$5,430.46
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%4.27
%4.32

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$144.62
$158.08
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.1
$0.13
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$72.01
$69.55

Markets

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.17
$0.99
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$3.53
$3.21
Eggs (regular) (12)
$3.1
$3.05
Local Cheese (1kg)
$23.62
$15.72
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.8
$2.01
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$15.34
$15.34
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.05
$2.17
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.2
$2.64
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$12.05
$10.25
Apples (1kg)
$3.93
$5.87
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$13.95
$12.42
Oranges (1kg)
$3.58
$4.45
Potato (1kg)
$3.37
$3.24
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.33
$1.97
Rice (white), (1kg)
$4.63
$4.31
Tomato (1kg)
$4.4
$4.73
Banana (1kg)
$2.3
$1.86
Onion (1kg)
$2.8
$2.91
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$17.49
$15.28

Transportation

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$2.71
$2.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$83.66
$99.84
Gasoline (1 liter)
$1.03
$0.9
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$23,333.33
$24,416.67
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$3.67
$3.05
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$2.29
$1.81
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$33
$31
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$22,510.17
$22,399.25

Clothing And Shoes

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$67.18
$50.32
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$44.44
$42.87
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$89.93
$85.46
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$162.86
$127.84

Restaurants

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$19.34
$15.67
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$80
$66.66
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$8.75
$8.33
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$6.96
$5.46
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$7.3
$6.33
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$2.52
$2.24
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.89
$1.53
Cappuccino (regular)
$4.51
$4.14

Sports And Leisure

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$100.18
$59.98
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$22.42
$23.29
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$14.71
$14

Childcare

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$2,226.93
$1,689.74
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$25,996.59
$26,333.34

Buy Apartment Price

Name
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$13,476.05
$7,794.03
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$9,862.7
$4,477.16