My fiance and I are planning to fly out to San Francisco in September for our honeymoon. This will be our first cross-continental trip together as a couple, so I want things to go well and for no moajor financial problems to crop up.

The problem is, I have no idea what the cost of eating at resturaunts is like out there, in particular in the San Francisco area.

What is the approximate cost of eating in the San Francisco area as a traveller?

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    "expensive" or "cheap" is such a relative thing. Try sites such as the following numbeo.com/cost-of-living/… Jun 10, 2014 at 16:06
  • @EdmundYeung99 Looks like a range of around $60-80 for two people for a mid-range meal. I tell you, it was really hard to find a tool that would give me that data, and NOT the price of just buying groceries.
    – Zibbobz
    Jun 10, 2014 at 16:27
  • I would say it looks fine as a question but remove the parts about reducing the cost, it sounds like another question.
    – Vince
    Jun 10, 2014 at 16:32
  • SF is among the most expensive cities in the USA, but you can get pretty good local and cheap food (such as seafood chowder) and in general I would find USA cheaper than western Europe. Enjoy your trip! Jun 10, 2014 at 16:33
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    On the other side, I found USA way more expensive and with less quality food-wise than Western Europe. And I've only visited Georgia and Tennessee, nothing fancy like NYC.
    – Geeo
    Jun 10, 2014 at 16:38

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You can use a tool such as numbeo to find rough prices such as cheap meals, price of beer, price of groceries, and transportation.

You can also do price comparisons between cities e.g. compare San Francisco to your home town and you get an approximate feeling for how much things cost relative to where you are familiar with.

Another idea is to look up sites like Trip Advisor and do a restaurant search and filter based on $.

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