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New York vs San Francisco
Nyc vs Sfo

Average net salary (After tax)

San Francisco
New York

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Nyc
Outside city centre
Sfo
Nyc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Nyc
Outside city centre
Sfo
Nyc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sfo
Nyc
Outside city centre
Sfo
Nyc

Mortgage rates

San Francisco
4.5%
New York
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

San Francisco
New York

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sfo
Nyc

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Sfo
Nyc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sfo
Nyc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sfo
Nyc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

San Francisco
New York

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sfo
Nyc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Sfo
Nyc
White bread 500g
Sfo
Nyc
Eggs 12
Sfo
Nyc
White rice 1kg
Sfo
Nyc

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

San Francisco
New York

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Sfo
Nyc
Beef round 1kg
Sfo
Nyc
Local cheese 1kg
Sfo
Nyc

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sfo
Nyc
Lettuce 1 head
Sfo
Nyc
Tomatoes 1kg
Sfo
Nyc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sfo
Nyc
Oranges 1 head
Sfo
Nyc
Bananas 1kg
Sfo
Nyc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

San Francisco
4.5%
New York
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in San Francisco are 17.14% higher than in New York

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sfo
Nyc
Market 0.5L bottle
Sfo
Nyc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Nyc
Market 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Nyc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

San Francisco
5
New York

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sfo
Nyc

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Sfo
Nyc

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Sfo
Nyc
1 pair men's leather shoes
Sfo
Nyc

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

San Francisco
$15.33
New York
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth