San Francisco, United States Price Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

BACKPACKER INDEX: US$118.11
1 USD = 1 USD
136 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2022

San Francisco Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar55.00 - 110.00
starstarstarstarstar92.00 - 315.00
starstarstarstarstar180.00 - 350.00
starstarstarstarstar295.00 - 415.00
starstarstarstarstar560.00 - 720.00

San Francisco Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed41.00 - 45.00

San Francisco Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Coit TowerThis historic tower offers the best views of the city from the top. There's an elevator, plus various exhibitions.
adults
ages 65+
ages 5-11
9.00
6.00
6.00
Alcatraz Island & cruiseThis former prison out in the harbor is one of the city's top sights for first-timers. Night tours are more expensive.
adults
ages 62+
ages 5-11
39.90
24.40
37.65
Ripleys Believe It Or Not! OdditoriumThis museum chain has long had a location at Fisherman's Wharf. Discount for buying online.
adults
ages 5-12
23.00
17.00
SF Museum of Modern ArtBuy tickets online to reserve a time to visit.
adults
senior
25.00
22.00

San Francisco Food and drink prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMost hostels include free breakfast, but few hotels do. Fast food options are cheapest otherwise.6.50 - 9.00
Budget lunchThere's plenty of reasonable casual dining, even in the touristy areas, plus some interesting ethnic fast food.8.00 - 13.00
Budget dinnerAssuming you want a sit-down meal, the city can be expensive unless you know where to go.12.50 - 20.00
Beer (pint)Domestic brews can be reasonable, but imports are pricey.6.00 - 9.00
Cocktails (glass)If you avoid nightclubs and hotel bars, cocktails are usually not outrageous.7.00 - 12.00
Beer (retail can)Even though bars are fairly expensive, buying beer in local markets can be cheap.2.00 - 2.50

transportation prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from SFO airport to city center40.00 - 60.00
Suburban rail from SFO to city center9.15
Cable car ride7.00
3km taxi ride in San Francisco11.00 - 15.00
Public transit ride in San Francisco1.35 - 2.75
HAVE MORE INFORMATION OR AN UPDATE? SEND US YOUR TIPS.