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Wellington vs Perth
Wlg vs Per

Average net salary (After tax)

Perth
Wellington

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Wlg
Outside city centre
Per
Wlg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Wlg
Outside city centre
Per
Wlg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Per
Wlg
Outside city centre
Per
Wlg

Mortgage rates

Perth
4.5%
Wellington
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Perth
Wellington

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Per
Wlg

Mobile phone data

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

Per
Wlg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Per
Wlg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Per
Wlg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Perth
Wellington

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Per
Wlg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Perth
Wellington

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Per
Wlg
Lettuce 1 head
Per
Wlg
Tomatoes 1kg
Per
Wlg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Per
Wlg
Oranges 1 head
Per
Wlg
Bananas 1kg
Per
Wlg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Perth
4.5%
Wellington
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Perth are 17.14% higher than in Wellington

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Per
Wlg
Market 0.5L bottle
Per
Wlg

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Per
Wlg
Market 0.33L bottle
Per
Wlg

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Perth
5
Wellington

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Per
Wlg

Summer dress

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

Per
Wlg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Perth
$15.33
Wellington
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Per $4,070.74/mth
Wlg $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Per $4,070.74/mth
Wlg $4,070.74/mth