San Franciscans and Brooklynites are constantly feuding: Whose apartments cost more? Who gets a better deal on beard trims? Who pays more for artisan pickles?

Here at, we say let the rivalry continue, but are happy to say that we can put one dispute to rest: who pays more for home improvement projects?

We crunched the numbers from project labor estimate requests made to our site from the two cities, then created some handy illustrations to visualize what we found.


About the Author: is a full-service home remodeling and construction general contractor serving the greater Seattle, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, and San Jose area. Home improvement is hard, and we make it easier for you every step of the way. That starts by understanding your goals, whether it’s making a space more livable, expanding your home, repairing damage, adding room for relatives, or something completely different. We’ll work with you to ensure you’re happy with the project from start to finish.