Cali vs San Diego - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali San Diego
🚶 Cost of living one person
$555
$2797
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1391
$6223
🏠 One person rent
$213
$1866
🏘️ Family rent
$370
$3192
🍽️ Food expenses
$190
$596
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$176
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$321
$5969
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
45
89
😀 Quality of life
55
91
🏙️ Population
2.47M
1.39M

The cost of living in Cali is 80% less expensive than in San Diego. Cities ranked 7750th and 56th ($555 vs $2797) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 45th in Colombia and the United States, respectively. Check Colombia vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 2.1 months in San Diego. Cali ranked 4th best city to live in Colombia vs San Diego ranked 12th in the United States, while ranked 5807th and 76th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cali vs San Diego

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Cali San Diego
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.63
$15.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$69.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$9.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$7.02
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$4.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$2.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
$2055
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$1591
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
$3578
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$2789
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.7
$68.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
4.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$778
$10071
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$716
$5797
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$2.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$73.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.81
$17.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.49
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$3.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$3.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$5.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$13.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.31
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$4.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$2.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$3.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$4.09
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$2.69
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$2.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$1.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$2.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$3.33
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
$10
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.22
$9.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
$6.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
$4.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
$1.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$42.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
$14.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.45
$24
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.2
$55.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$88.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$1397
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4295
$14503

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$391
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$433
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$393
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$400
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$390
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$421
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$392
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$422
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$414
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$363
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$360
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$474
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$389
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$425
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$405
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$379
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$466
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$679
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$432
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$422
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$500
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$648
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$411
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$443
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$402
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$556
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$367
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$655
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$806
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$444
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$341
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$428
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$590
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$430
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$404
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$480
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$577
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$621
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$486

Cities near San Diego

Distance City Cost of living
4.2 km or 2.6 mi Coronado
$1938
7.2 km or 4.5 mi National
$1939
13 km or 7.8 mi Lemon Grove
$1945
14 km or 9 mi Chula Vista
$2696
14 km or 9 mi La Mesa
$2115
16 km or 9.8 mi Imperial Beach
$1939
18 km or 11 mi La Jolla
$1946
21 km or 13 mi El Cajon
$2038
24 km or 15 mi Tijuana
$913
25 km or 15 mi Santee
$1938
30 km or 19 mi Poway
$1943
38 km or 24 mi Encinitas
$3096
40 km or 25 mi Las Delicias
$627
43 km or 26 mi Rosarito Beach
$629
46 km or 29 mi Escondido
$2829
47 km or 30 mi San Marcos
$1949
52 km or 33 mi Carlsbad
$2836
54 km or 33 mi Vista
$2327
57 km or 36 mi Oceanside
$2661
73 km or 46 mi Fallbrook
$1973
88 km or 55 mi Temecula
$2943
91 km or 57 mi San Clemente
$2454
95 km or 59 mi Murrieta
$2469
97 km or 61 mi Dana Point
$1950
98 km or 61 mi French Valley
$1947
99 km or 61 mi San Juan Capistrano
$1946
99 km or 61 mi Wildomar
$1942
104 km or 65 mi Laguna Niguel
$2819
107 km or 66 mi Laguna Beach
$1934
107 km or 67 mi Menifee
$2200
109 km or 68 mi Ensenada
$632
109 km or 68 mi Lake Elsinore
$1916
110 km or 68 mi Mission Viejo
$2087
110 km or 69 mi Laguna Hills
$1934
111 km or 69 mi Rancho Santa Margarita
$2491
114 km or 71 mi Aliso Viejo
$1980
114 km or 71 mi Lake Forest
$2334
115 km or 72 mi Hemet
$2225
119 km or 74 mi Perris
$1951
119 km or 74 mi Temescal Valley
$1933