Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in San Francisco, CA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in San Francisco, CA being 192, that puts it 40% higher than the average of California and 92% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of San Francisco, CA, the price of goods and services are 9% higher than the average of California as well as 19% higher than the nation's average.