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To maintain your standard of living, you need to earn:
$61,775 in San Francisco, CA

The cost of living is 24% higher in San Francisco, CA
Housing image    Housing costs 78% more in San Francisco, CA hide details  -
Sample housing costs Seattle, WA San Francisco, CA
Median 2-bedroom apartment rent $2,068 / month $3,519 / month
Median home price (3BR, 2BA) $552,238 $1,001,000
Monthly mortgage + interest $1,888 / month $3,427 / month
Transportation image    Transportation costs 9% more in San Francisco, CA hide details  -
Sample transportation costs Seattle, WA San Francisco, CA
Gas (per gallon) $2.40 $2.84
Monthly public transport pass $90.00 $64.00
Food image    Food costs 6% more in San Francisco, CA hide details  -
Sample food costs Seattle, WA San Francisco, CA
Bread $4.37 $3.41
Dozen eggs $2.05 $3.83
Gallon of milk $2.25 $2.83
12-inch Pizza Hut pizza $12.06 $11.00
McDonalds Quarter-Pounder with cheese $5.19 $4.68
Starbucks Grande Latte $3.67 $3.55
Entertainment image    Entertainment costs 12% less in San Francisco, CA hide details  -
Sample entertainment costs Seattle, WA San Francisco, CA
Movie ticket $13.27 $12.94
Bowling game $5.38 $5.88
6-pack Heineken beer $9.69 $9.72
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