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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania vs San Francisco, California

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A salary of $78,000 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania should increase to $181,257 in San Francisco, California (assumptions include Homeowner, no Child Care, and Taxes are not considered. Click here to customize.)

Comparison Highlights
- Overall, San Francisco, California is more expensive than Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
- Median Home Cost is 501% more expensive in San Francisco.
Cost of Living IndexesPhiladelphia, PASan Francisco, CADifference
Overall Index: Homeowner, No Child care, Taxes Not Considered105244132.4% more
Food & Groceries102.5116.613.8% more
Housing (Homeowner)66.3596.2799.2% more
Median Home Cost$205,900$1,237,600$1,031,700 (501.1% more)
Utilities107.797.59.5% less
Transportation141.9158.211.5% more
Health102.1114.912.5% more
Miscellaneous112.3120.57.3% more
100 = US Average. (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)

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