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Brisbane vs Wellington
Bne vs Wlg

Average net salary (After tax)

Wellington
Brisbane

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Bne
Outside city centre
Wlg
Bne

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Bne
Outside city centre
Wlg
Bne

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Wlg
Bne
Outside city centre
Wlg
Bne

Mortgage rates

Wellington
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Wellington
Brisbane

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Wlg
Bne

Mobile phone data

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

Wlg
Bne

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Wlg
Bne

Monthly pass

Regular price

Wlg
Bne

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Wellington
Brisbane

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Wlg
Bne
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Wellington
Brisbane

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Wlg
Bne
Lettuce 1 head
Wlg
Bne
Tomatoes 1kg
Wlg
Bne

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Wlg
Bne
Oranges 1 head
Wlg
Bne
Bananas 1kg
Wlg
Bne

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Wellington
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 17.14% higher than in Brisbane

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Wlg
Bne
Market 0.5L bottle
Wlg
Bne

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Bne
Market 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Bne

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Wellington
5
Brisbane

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Wlg
Bne

Summer dress

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

Wlg
Bne

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Wellington
$15.33
Brisbane
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth