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Seattle vs Auckland
Sea vs Akl

Average net salary (After tax)

Auckland
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Akl
Sea
Outside city centre
Akl
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Akl
Sea
Outside city centre
Akl
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Akl
Sea
Outside city centre
Akl
Sea

Mortgage rates

Auckland
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Auckland
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Akl
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Akl
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Akl
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Akl
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Auckland
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Akl
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Auckland
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Akl
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Akl
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Akl
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Akl
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Akl
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Akl
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Auckland
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Akl
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Akl
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Akl
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Akl
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Auckland
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Akl
Sea

Summer dress

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

Akl
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Auckland
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Akl $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Akl $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth