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Seattle vs San Francisco
Sea vs Sfo

Average net salary (After tax)

San Francisco
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Sea
Outside city centre
Sfo
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Sea
Outside city centre
Sfo
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sfo
Sea
Outside city centre
Sfo
Sea

Mortgage rates

San Francisco
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

San Francisco
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sfo
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Sfo
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sfo
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sfo
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

San Francisco
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sfo
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

San Francisco
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sfo
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Sfo
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Sfo
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sfo
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Sfo
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Sfo
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

San Francisco
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sfo
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Sfo
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

San Francisco
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sfo
Sea

Summer dress

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

Sfo
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

San Francisco
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth