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Seattle vs Reykjavik
Sea vs Rkv

Average net salary (After tax)

Reykjavik
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Rkv
Sea
Outside city centre
Rkv
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Rkv
Sea
Outside city centre
Rkv
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Rkv
Sea
Outside city centre
Rkv
Sea

Mortgage rates

Reykjavik
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Reykjavik
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Rkv
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Rkv
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Rkv
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Rkv
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Reykjavik
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Rkv
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Reykjavik
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Rkv
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Rkv
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Rkv
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Rkv
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Rkv
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Rkv
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Reykjavik
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Reykjavik are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Rkv
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Rkv
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Rkv
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Rkv
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Reykjavik
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Rkv
Sea

Summer dress

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

Rkv
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Reykjavik
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Rkv $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Rkv $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth