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San Francisco vs Perth
Sfo vs Per

Average net salary (After tax)

Perth
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Sfo
Outside city centre
Per
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Sfo
Outside city centre
Per
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Per
Sfo
Outside city centre
Per
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Perth
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

Perth
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Per
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Per
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Per
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Per
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Perth
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Per
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Perth
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Per
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Per
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Per
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Per
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Per
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Per
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Perth
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Per
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Per
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Per
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Per
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Perth
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Per
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Per
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Perth
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Per $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Per $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth