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San Francisco vs Newcastle
Sfo vs Ntl

Average net salary (After tax)

Newcastle
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ntl
Sfo
Outside city centre
Ntl
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ntl
Sfo
Outside city centre
Ntl
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ntl
Sfo
Outside city centre
Ntl
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Newcastle
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

Newcastle
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ntl
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Ntl
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ntl
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ntl
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Newcastle
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ntl
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Newcastle
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ntl
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Ntl
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Ntl
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ntl
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Ntl
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Ntl
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Newcastle
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ntl
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Ntl
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ntl
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Ntl
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Newcastle
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ntl
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Ntl
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Newcastle
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ntl $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ntl $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth