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Auckland vs Seattle
Akl vs Sea

Average net salary (After tax)

Seattle
Auckland

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Akl
Outside city centre
Sea
Akl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Akl
Outside city centre
Sea
Akl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sea
Akl
Outside city centre
Sea
Akl

Mortgage rates

Seattle
4.5%
Auckland
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Seattle
Auckland

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sea
Akl

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Sea
Akl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sea
Akl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sea
Akl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seattle
Auckland

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sea
Akl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Sea
Akl
White bread 500g
Sea
Akl
Eggs 12
Sea
Akl
White rice 1kg
Sea
Akl

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seattle
Auckland

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Sea
Akl
Beef round 1kg
Sea
Akl
Local cheese 1kg
Sea
Akl

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sea
Akl
Lettuce 1 head
Sea
Akl
Tomatoes 1kg
Sea
Akl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sea
Akl
Oranges 1 head
Sea
Akl
Bananas 1kg
Sea
Akl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seattle
4.5%
Auckland
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seattle are 17.14% higher than in Auckland

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sea
Akl
Market 0.5L bottle
Sea
Akl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sea
Akl
Market 0.33L bottle
Sea
Akl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seattle
5
Auckland

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sea
Akl

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Sea
Akl

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Sea
Akl
1 pair men's leather shoes
Sea
Akl

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seattle
$15.33
Auckland
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth