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Seattle vs New York
Sea vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Sea
Outside city centre
Nyc
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Sea
Outside city centre
Nyc
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Sea
Outside city centre
Nyc
Sea

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in New York are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Sea

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth