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Seattle vs Bangalore
Sea vs Blr

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangalore
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Blr
Sea
Outside city centre
Blr
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Blr
Sea
Outside city centre
Blr
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Blr
Sea
Outside city centre
Blr
Sea

Mortgage rates

Bangalore
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangalore
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Blr
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Blr
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Blr
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Blr
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangalore
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Blr
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangalore
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Blr
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Blr
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Blr
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Blr
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Blr
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Blr
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangalore
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangalore are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Blr
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Blr
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Blr
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Blr
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangalore
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Blr
Sea

Summer dress

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

Blr
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangalore
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Blr $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Blr $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth