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Seattle vs Wellington
Sea vs Wlg

Average net salary (After tax)

Wellington
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Sea
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Sea
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Wlg
Sea
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sea

Mortgage rates

Wellington
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Wellington
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Wlg
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Wlg
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Wlg
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Wlg
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Wellington
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Wlg
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Wellington
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Wlg
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Wlg
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Wlg
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Wlg
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Wlg
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Wlg
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Wellington
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Wlg
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Wlg
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Wellington
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Wlg
Sea

Summer dress

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

Wlg
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Wellington
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth