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Newcastle vs Los Angeles
Ntl vs Lax

Average net salary (After tax)

Los Angeles
Newcastle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Ntl
Outside city centre
Lax
Ntl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Ntl
Outside city centre
Lax
Ntl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lax
Ntl
Outside city centre
Lax
Ntl

Mortgage rates

Los Angeles
4.5%
Newcastle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Los Angeles
Newcastle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lax
Ntl

Mobile phone data

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

Lax
Ntl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lax
Ntl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lax
Ntl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Los Angeles
Newcastle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lax
Ntl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Los Angeles
Newcastle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lax
Ntl
Lettuce 1 head
Lax
Ntl
Tomatoes 1kg
Lax
Ntl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lax
Ntl
Oranges 1 head
Lax
Ntl
Bananas 1kg
Lax
Ntl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Los Angeles
4.5%
Newcastle
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lax
Ntl
Market 0.5L bottle
Lax
Ntl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lax
Ntl
Market 0.33L bottle
Lax
Ntl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Los Angeles
5
Newcastle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lax
Ntl

Summer dress

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

Lax
Ntl

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Los Angeles
$15.33
Newcastle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Ntl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Ntl $4,070.74/mth