I've lived in the Bay Area for 10 years, and just spent time in Austin, Texas. Here are  some key differences.

San Francisco's cost of living is way higher! Rent, eating out, and transportation will cost you way more in SF than Austin

Both cities have a vibrant tech scene. Austin is known for big tech companies like Indeed.

In contrast, San Francisco is known for new and innovative startups in SoMA and Silicon Valley

Austin's culture focuses on the city's music scene. It's known as the Live Music Capital of the World!

Both cities are culinary dream destinations. Austin is known for its Texas BBQ and Southern hospitality.

San Francisco is known for the farm to table food movement and international influences

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