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Seattle vs Oslo
Sea vs Osl

Average net salary (After tax)

Oslo
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Osl
Sea
Outside city centre
Osl
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Osl
Sea
Outside city centre
Osl
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Osl
Sea
Outside city centre
Osl
Sea

Mortgage rates

Oslo
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Oslo
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Osl
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Osl
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Osl
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Osl
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Oslo
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Osl
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Oslo
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Osl
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Osl
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Osl
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Osl
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Osl
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Osl
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Oslo
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Oslo are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Osl
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Osl
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Osl
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Osl
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Oslo
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Osl
Sea

Summer dress

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

Osl
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Oslo
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Osl $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Osl $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth