Cost of Living in San Francisco, CA

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$3293
$6324
🛋️ Without rent
$1002
$3453
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$2291
$2871
🍽️ Food
$651
$1689
🚐 Transport
$164
$431
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$7757
🏙️ Population
882K

The average cost of living in San Francisco is $3293, which is in the top 1% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 6th out of 9294 in our global list, 4th out of 2202 in the United States, and 4th out of 319 in California.

The median after-tax salary is $7757, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months. Ranked 23rd (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 10th best city to live in the United States, and 1st most liveable city in California. With an estimated population of 882K, San Francisco is the 13th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport18 kmSan Francisco International Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent9.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank5University of California - Berkeley
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Prices in San Francisco

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$72.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.81
☕ Cappuccino
$5.02
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.52

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2067
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2975
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2606
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$86.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$56.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$14231
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10317

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.24
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.91
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$11.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.59
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$86.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$132
💇 Haircut, simple
$25.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$96.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2401
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14214

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