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Brisbane vs New York
Bne vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Brisbane

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Bne
Outside city centre
Nyc
Bne

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Bne
Outside city centre
Nyc
Bne

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Bne
Outside city centre
Nyc
Bne

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Brisbane

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Bne

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Bne

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Bne

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Bne

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Brisbane

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Bne
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Nyc
Bne
White bread 500g
Nyc
Bne
Eggs 12
Nyc
Bne
White rice 1kg
Nyc
Bne

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Brisbane

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Nyc
Bne
Beef round 1kg
Nyc
Bne
Local cheese 1kg
Nyc
Bne

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Bne
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Bne
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Bne

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Bne
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Bne
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Bne

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in New York are 17.14% higher than in Brisbane

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Bne
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Bne

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Bne
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Bne

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Brisbane

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Bne

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Bne

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Nyc
Bne
1 pair men's leather shoes
Nyc
Bne

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Brisbane
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth