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Wellington vs Sydney
Wlg vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Wellington

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Wlg
Outside city centre
Syd
Wlg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Wlg
Outside city centre
Syd
Wlg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Wlg
Outside city centre
Syd
Wlg

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Wellington
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Wellington

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Wlg

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Wlg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Wlg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Wlg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Wellington

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Wlg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Wellington

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Wlg
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Wlg
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Wlg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Wlg
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Wlg
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Wlg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Wellington
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Wellington

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Wlg
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Wlg

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Wlg
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Wlg

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Wellington

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Wlg

Summer dress

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

Syd
Wlg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Wellington
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Wlg $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Wlg $4,070.74/mth