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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means San Francisco, California is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means San Francisco, California is more expensive.

Overall, San Francisco, California cost of living is 272.60.

  COST OF LIVINGSan Francisco, CaliforniaUnited States
  Overall  273100
  Grocery  121.6100
  Health  115100
  Housing  604100
  Utilities  96100
  Transportation  115100
  Miscellaneous  119100

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Strong and growing!
Busy, busy, busy! Everywhere you go people are shopping and dining. Contruction is everywhere as... (read more)
Public Transportation
The public transportation in San Francisco is great. I get everywhere on the... (read more)
Very good except.....
SF has a nice subway called the BART and has many other trains and buses for mass transit. However if you are traveling on the BART train while going under the bay in... (read more)
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Going downhill faster than a snowball headed towar
I was born in San Francisco. It wasn't that long ago, the 1950's. The City was a great place to live while growing-up-many places to see and do--all free, or... (read more)
I love San Francisco, but you don't have to
San Francisco is a hard place to live. It's an unpredictable journey with the possibility of something extraordinary or terrifying happening every single day. A... (read more)
It's the little things that make a place unpleasan
You had me at crappy grocery stores. Then you said all the other heinous things I had noticed living in SF for a short time. Short, because I had to get the hell out... (read more)
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