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San Francisco vs Darwin
Sfo vs Drw

Average net salary (After tax)

Darwin
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Drw
Sfo
Outside city centre
Drw
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Drw
Sfo
Outside city centre
Drw
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Drw
Sfo
Outside city centre
Drw
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Darwin
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Darwin
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Drw
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Drw
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Drw
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Drw
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Darwin
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Drw
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Drw
Sfo
White bread 500g
Drw
Sfo
Eggs 12
Drw
Sfo
White rice 1kg
Drw
Sfo

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Darwin
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Drw
Sfo
Beef round 1kg
Drw
Sfo
Local cheese 1kg
Drw
Sfo

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Drw
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Drw
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Drw
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Drw
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Drw
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Drw
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Darwin
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Darwin are 17.14% higher than in San Francisco

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Drw $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Drw $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Drw $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Drw
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Drw
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Drw
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Drw
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Darwin
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Drw
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Drw
Sfo

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Drw
Sfo
1 pair men's leather shoes
Drw
Sfo

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Darwin
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Drw $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Drw $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth