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New York vs Seattle
Nyc vs Sea

Average net salary (After tax)

Seattle
New York

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Nyc
Outside city centre
Sea
Nyc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Nyc
Outside city centre
Sea
Nyc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sea
Nyc
Outside city centre
Sea
Nyc

Mortgage rates

Seattle
4.5%
New York
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seattle
New York

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sea
Nyc

Mobile phone data

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

Sea
Nyc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sea
Nyc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sea
Nyc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seattle
New York

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sea
Nyc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seattle
New York

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sea
Nyc
Lettuce 1 head
Sea
Nyc
Tomatoes 1kg
Sea
Nyc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sea
Nyc
Oranges 1 head
Sea
Nyc
Bananas 1kg
Sea
Nyc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seattle
4.5%
New York
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seattle are 17.14% higher than in New York

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sea
Nyc
Market 0.5L bottle
Sea
Nyc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sea
Nyc
Market 0.33L bottle
Sea
Nyc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seattle
5
New York

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sea
Nyc

Summer dress

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

Sea
Nyc

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seattle
$15.33
New York
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth