Cali vs San Francisco - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali San Francisco
🚶 Cost of living one person
$555
$3415
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1391
$7268
🏠 One person rent
$213
$2367
🏘️ Family rent
$370
$3633
🍽️ Food expenses
$190
$693
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$321
$3904
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
45
97
😀 Quality of life
55
89
🏙️ Population
2.47M
882K

The cost of living in Cali is 84% less expensive than in San Francisco. Cities ranked 7750th and 6th ($555 vs $3415) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 4th 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 1.1 months in San Francisco. Cali ranked 4th best city to live in Colombia vs San Francisco ranked 25th in the United States, while ranked 5807th and 122nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cali vs San Francisco

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Cali San Francisco
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.63
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$80.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$7.53
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$4.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$2.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
$2660
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$2076
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
$4631
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$3090
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$112
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.7
$61.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
5.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$778
$11485
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$716
$9524
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$2.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$87
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.81
$19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$4.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$4.42
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$4.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$16.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$14.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.31
$17.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$5.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$3.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$5.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$6.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$2.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$3.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$1.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$2.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$16
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$3.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
$12.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.22
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
$5.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
$2.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$82.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
$15.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$131
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.45
$27.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.2
$58.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$83.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$2641
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4295
$14161

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Cities near Cali

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 Francisco

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Daly
$1938
14 km or 8.4 mi South San Francisco
$1954
14 km or 8.8 mi Alameda
$3038
15 km or 9.2 mi Oakland
$3240
16 km or 10 mi Albany
$1949
17 km or 10 mi Berkeley
$2751
17 km or 11 mi San Bruno
$1935
18 km or 11 mi El Cerrito
$1939
18 km or 11 mi Pacifica
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Richmond
$1948
20 km or 12 mi Millbrae
$1951
21 km or 13 mi San Pablo
$1938
22 km or 14 mi Burlingame
$1941
24 km or 15 mi San Leandro
$2188
24 km or 15 mi San Rafael
$2631
26 km or 16 mi San Mateo
$3397
28 km or 17 mi San Lorenzo
$1813
28 km or 18 mi Foster
$2122
29 km or 18 mi Lafayette
$1933
29 km or 18 mi Hercules
$1937
31 km or 19 mi Belmont
$2736
32 km or 20 mi Hayward
$2691
32 km or 20 mi Castro Valley
$2595
34 km or 21 mi San Carlos
$1935
34 km or 21 mi Walnut Creek
$2869
36 km or 23 mi Redwood
$3431
37 km or 23 mi Martinez
$2202
37 km or 23 mi Danville
$2146
37 km or 23 mi Pleasant Hill
$1850
38 km or 24 mi Union
$1945
39 km or 24 mi San Ramon
$2142
39 km or 24 mi Vallejo
$2763
39 km or 24 mi Novato
$1947
39 km or 24 mi Benicia
$1937
41 km or 25 mi Concord
$2695
42 km or 26 mi Menlo Park
$1942
42 km or 26 mi East Palo Alto
$1946
43 km or 27 mi Newark
$1951
45 km or 28 mi Dublin
$1943
46 km or 28 mi Palo Alto
$2864