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Seattle vs Pretoria
Sea vs Pre

Average net salary (After tax)

Pretoria
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Sea
Outside city centre
Pre
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Sea
Outside city centre
Pre
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Pre
Sea
Outside city centre
Pre
Sea

Mortgage rates

Pretoria
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Pretoria
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Pre
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Pre
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Pre
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Pre
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Pretoria
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Pre
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Pretoria
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Pre
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Pre
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Pre
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Pre
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Pre
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Pre
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Pretoria
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Pretoria are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Pre
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Pre
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Pre
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Pre
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Pretoria
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Pre
Sea

Summer dress

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

Pre
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Pretoria
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Pre $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Pre $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth