Seattle, Washington vs. San Francisco, California

Cost of Living Comparison

The cost of living in San Francisco, California is 45.4% more expensive than Seattle, Washington.

You would need a salary of $167,223 in San Francisco, California to maintain the standard of living you have in Seattle, Washington.
Comparison highlights
• Overall, San Francisco, California is more expensive than Seattle, Washington
• Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost
50% more expensive in San Francisco
than in Seattle, Washington
Seattle, WA vs. San Francisco, CA
Compared to Seattle, San Francisco is:
  Homeowner
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
  45.4% higher
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Renter
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Food
  7.3% higher
  Housing (Homeowner)
  92.9% higher
  Housing (Rent)
  Median Home Cost
  Utilities
  41.7% higher
  Commute
  15.1% higher
  Health
  30.3% higher
  Taxes
  Childcare
  Personal
  0.3% higher