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Houston vs Newcastle
Hou vs Ntl

Average net salary (After tax)

Newcastle
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ntl
Hou
Outside city centre
Ntl
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ntl
Hou
Outside city centre
Ntl
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ntl
Hou
Outside city centre
Ntl
Hou

Mortgage rates

Newcastle
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Newcastle
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ntl
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Ntl
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ntl
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ntl
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Newcastle
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ntl
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Newcastle
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ntl
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Ntl
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Ntl
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ntl
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Ntl
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Ntl
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Newcastle
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Newcastle are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ntl
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Ntl
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ntl
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Ntl
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Newcastle
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ntl
Hou

Summer dress

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

Ntl
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Newcastle
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ntl $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ntl $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth