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Newcastle vs Brisbane
Ntl vs Bne

Average net salary (After tax)

Brisbane
Newcastle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Ntl
Outside city centre
Bne
Ntl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Ntl
Outside city centre
Bne
Ntl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bne
Ntl
Outside city centre
Bne
Ntl

Mortgage rates

Brisbane
4.5%
Newcastle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Brisbane
Newcastle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bne
Ntl

Mobile phone data

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

Bne
Ntl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bne
Ntl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bne
Ntl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Brisbane
Newcastle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bne
Ntl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Brisbane
Newcastle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bne
Ntl
Lettuce 1 head
Bne
Ntl
Tomatoes 1kg
Bne
Ntl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bne
Ntl
Oranges 1 head
Bne
Ntl
Bananas 1kg
Bne
Ntl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Brisbane
4.5%
Newcastle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 17.14% higher than in Newcastle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bne
Ntl
Market 0.5L bottle
Bne
Ntl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bne
Ntl
Market 0.33L bottle
Bne
Ntl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Brisbane
5
Newcastle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bne
Ntl

Summer dress

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

Bne
Ntl

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Brisbane
$15.33
Newcastle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Ntl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Ntl $4,070.74/mth