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Darwin vs Lagos
Drw vs Los

Average net salary (After tax)

Lagos
Darwin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Drw
Outside city centre
Los
Drw

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Drw
Outside city centre
Los
Drw

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Los
Drw
Outside city centre
Los
Drw

Mortgage rates

Lagos
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lagos
Darwin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Los
Drw

Mobile phone data

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

Los
Drw

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Los
Drw

Monthly pass

Regular price

Los
Drw

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lagos
Darwin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Los
Drw
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Los
Drw
White bread 500g
Los
Drw
Eggs 12
Los
Drw
White rice 1kg
Los
Drw

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lagos
Darwin

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Los
Drw
Beef round 1kg
Los
Drw
Local cheese 1kg
Los
Drw

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Los
Drw
Lettuce 1 head
Los
Drw
Tomatoes 1kg
Los
Drw

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Los
Drw
Oranges 1 head
Los
Drw
Bananas 1kg
Los
Drw

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lagos
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lagos are 17.14% higher than in Darwin

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Los $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Los $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Los $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Los
Drw
Market 0.5L bottle
Los
Drw

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Los
Drw
Market 0.33L bottle
Los
Drw

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lagos
5
Darwin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Los
Drw

Summer dress

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

Los
Drw

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Los
Drw
1 pair men's leather shoes
Los
Drw

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lagos
$15.33
Darwin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Los $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Los $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth