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San Francisco vs London
Sfo vs Lon

Average net salary (After tax)

London
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Sfo
Outside city centre
Lon
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Sfo
Outside city centre
Lon
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lon
Sfo
Outside city centre
Lon
Sfo

Mortgage rates

London
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

London
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lon
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Lon
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lon
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lon
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

London
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lon
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

London
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lon
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Lon
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Lon
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lon
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Lon
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Lon
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

London
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in London are 17.14% higher than in San Francisco

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lon
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Lon
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lon
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Lon
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

London
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lon
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Lon
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

London
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth