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Los Angeles vs Seattle
Lax vs Sea

Average net salary (After tax)

Seattle
Los Angeles

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Lax
Outside city centre
Sea
Lax

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Lax
Outside city centre
Sea
Lax

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sea
Lax
Outside city centre
Sea
Lax

Mortgage rates

Seattle
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seattle
Los Angeles

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sea
Lax

Mobile phone data

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

Sea
Lax

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sea
Lax

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sea
Lax

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seattle
Los Angeles

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sea
Lax
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Sea
Lax
White bread 500g
Sea
Lax
Eggs 12
Sea
Lax
White rice 1kg
Sea
Lax

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seattle
Los Angeles

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Sea
Lax
Beef round 1kg
Sea
Lax
Local cheese 1kg
Sea
Lax

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sea
Lax
Lettuce 1 head
Sea
Lax
Tomatoes 1kg
Sea
Lax

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sea
Lax
Oranges 1 head
Sea
Lax
Bananas 1kg
Sea
Lax

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seattle
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seattle are 17.14% higher than in Los Angeles

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Sea $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sea
Lax
Market 0.5L bottle
Sea
Lax

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sea
Lax
Market 0.33L bottle
Sea
Lax

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seattle
5
Los Angeles

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sea
Lax

Summer dress

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

Sea
Lax

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Sea
Lax
1 pair men's leather shoes
Sea
Lax

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seattle
$15.33
Los Angeles
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth