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Brisbane vs Newcastle
Bne vs Ntl

Average net salary (After tax)

Newcastle
Brisbane

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ntl
Bne
Outside city centre
Ntl
Bne

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ntl
Bne
Outside city centre
Ntl
Bne

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ntl
Bne
Outside city centre
Ntl
Bne

Mortgage rates

Newcastle
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Newcastle
Brisbane

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ntl
Bne

Mobile phone data

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

Ntl
Bne

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ntl
Bne

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ntl
Bne

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Newcastle
Brisbane

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ntl
Bne
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Newcastle
Brisbane

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ntl
Bne
Lettuce 1 head
Ntl
Bne
Tomatoes 1kg
Ntl
Bne

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ntl
Bne
Oranges 1 head
Ntl
Bne
Bananas 1kg
Ntl
Bne

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Newcastle
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Newcastle are 17.14% higher than in Brisbane

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ntl
Bne
Market 0.5L bottle
Ntl
Bne

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ntl
Bne
Market 0.33L bottle
Ntl
Bne

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Newcastle
5
Brisbane

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ntl
Bne

Summer dress

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

Ntl
Bne

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Newcastle
$15.33
Brisbane
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ntl $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ntl $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth