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How Much Does it Cost to Move Locally in San Francisco?

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Moving from one part of San Francisco to another could put you closer to attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. If you want to spend time enjoying nature, Fisherman’s Wharf is nearby, and you can even get your chocolate fix at Ghiradelli Square, a chocolate factory that has been converted into a shopping center.

To help you better organize your move, here are some estimates of what you’ll spend when you hire a moving company:

Average Cost of Moving Within San Francisco
Studio (217cf) $500-$700
Studio Alcove (275cf) $600-$800
1 Bedroom, Small (353cf) $700-$900
1 Bedroom, Large (473cf) $800-$1,000
2 Bedroom (708cf) $1,000-$1,500
3 Bedroom (1106cf) $2,000-$3,000
4 Bedroom (1517cf) $2,500-$4,000

[Data from 2023]

If you need to leave a few items in storage, here’s how much you can expect to pay, based on how long you need storage services:

1 Month Storage Rate
5 x 5 $100-$150
5 x 10 $150-$200
10 x 10 $200-$300
10 x 15 $300-$400
10 x 20 $400-$500

[Data from 2023]

Permits for Moving

If you need to get a moving or parking permit, you can visit the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency website to get all the details on securing your permit.

Busiest Moving Days

You may have a hard time finding movers during the first week in August since that is usually when students in the city are looking for housing. The summer is an all-around busy time for movers in San Francisco, so moving near the end of the year, around November, is usually best.
Unpakt has the latest news on San Francisco moving companies that can make your local move much easier. Check the Unpakt website often for updated details.

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Ashley Hernandez