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Cost of Living Comparison:
New York, New York - San Francisco, California

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A salary of $40,000 in New York, New York should increase to $60,578 in San Francisco, California

Cost of Living IndexesNew YorkSan Francisco
Overall180272.6
Food125121.6
Housing312.9604.1
Utilities128.396.3
Transportation106.8114.6
Health110115.3
Miscellaneous119.9118.9
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
San Francisco is 51% more expensive than New York.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 93% more expensive in San Francisco.

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