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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seattle, WA and Wellington 

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Consumer Prices in Wellington are 13.70% lower than in Seattle, WA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Wellington are 23.32% lower than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in Wellington are 37.42% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 17.75% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Wellington are 21.49% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Wellington is 17.53% lower than in Seattle, WA
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  Seattle, WAWellingtonDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(21.72 NZ$)
10.36 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -30.93 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(86.87 NZ$)
55.26 $
(80.00 NZ$)
     -7.91 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(13.03 NZ$)
6.91 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     -23.26 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 $
(7.96 NZ$)
5.53 $
(8.00 NZ$)
     +0.47 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(8.69 NZ$)
6.91 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     +15.12 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.33 $
(6.27 NZ$)
3.02 $
(4.38 NZ$)
     -30.19 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.93 $
(2.79 NZ$)
2.22 $
(3.22 NZ$)
     +15.41 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.47 $
(2.13 NZ$)
1.81 $
(2.62 NZ$)
     +23.27 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.41 $
(4.93 NZ$)
8.13 $
(11.77 NZ$)
     +138.85 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.15 $
(4.57 NZ$)
1.55 $
(2.24 NZ$)
     -50.99 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2.60 NZ$)
0.94 $
(1.37 NZ$)
     -47.36 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.12 $
(4.52 NZ$)
3.27 $
(4.73 NZ$)
     +4.57 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.54 $
(10.92 NZ$)
2.93 $
(4.25 NZ$)
     -61.12 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.83 $
(8.44 NZ$)
4.11 $
(5.95 NZ$)
     -29.44 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.39 $
(9.25 NZ$)
4.62 $
(6.69 NZ$)
     -27.66 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.54 $
(3.68 NZ$)
1.03 $
(1.49 NZ$)
     -59.58 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $
(1.13 NZ$)
1.01 $
(1.47 NZ$)
     +29.70 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.84 $
(2.66 NZ$)
1.15 $
(1.67 NZ$)
     -37.32 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.19 $
(3.17 NZ$)
1.62 $
(2.34 NZ$)
     -25.98 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(1.69 NZ$)
0.87 $
(1.26 NZ$)
     -25.15 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1.71 NZ$)
0.78 $
(1.13 NZ$)
     -33.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.84 $
(2.66 NZ$)
1.65 $
(2.39 NZ$)
     -9.99 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $
(3.14 NZ$)
1.40 $
(2.02 NZ$)
     -35.63 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $
(18.82 NZ$)
10.36 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -20.30 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.40 $
(3.47 NZ$)
4.11 $
(5.96 NZ$)
     +71.40 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.90 $
(4.20 NZ$)
5.68 $
(8.22 NZ$)
     +95.83 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(14.48 NZ$)
17.61 $
(25.50 NZ$)
     +76.13 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.98 NZ$)
3.45 $
(5.00 NZ$)
     +25.58 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.00 $
(143.33 NZ$)
103.61 $
(150.00 NZ$)
     +4.65 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(3.76 NZ$)
2.42 $
(3.50 NZ$)
     -7.02 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(3.91 NZ$)
2.89 $
(4.18 NZ$)
     +7.04 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(43.43 NZ$)
41.44 $
(60.00 NZ$)
     +38.14 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.14 $
(4.54 NZ$)
5.50 $
(7.97 NZ$)
     +75.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(31,851.60 NZ$)
23,477.00 $
(33,990.00 NZ$)
     +6.71 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,815.58 $
(30,136.80 NZ$)
20,763.16 $
(30,060.91 NZ$)
     -0.25 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 153.45 $
(222.17 NZ$)
118.71 $
(171.87 NZ$)
     -22.64 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.15 NZ$)
0.28 $
(0.40 NZ$)
     +170.78 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.37 $
(98.99 NZ$)
56.98 $
(82.50 NZ$)
     -16.66 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.94 $
(73.75 NZ$)
38.62 $
(55.92 NZ$)
     -24.18 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.44 $
(36.84 NZ$)
11.84 $
(17.14 NZ$)
     -53.46 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.75 $
(19.91 NZ$)
10.36 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -24.65 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,313.49 $
(1,901.67 NZ$)
633.14 $
(916.67 NZ$)
     -51.80 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,127.27 $
(29,140.27 NZ$)
13,468.71 $
(19,500.00 NZ$)
     -33.08 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.12 $
(71.11 NZ$)
77.36 $
(112.00 NZ$)
     +57.50 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.43 $
(58.54 NZ$)
39.28 $
(56.88 NZ$)
     -2.84 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.74 $
(116.90 NZ$)
100.80 $
(145.93 NZ$)
     +24.84 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 117.24 $
(169.74 NZ$)
106.64 $
(154.39 NZ$)
     -9.04 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,961.41 $
(2,839.73 NZ$)
1,198.46 $
(1,735.12 NZ$)
     -38.90 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,465.47 $
(2,121.70 NZ$)
996.47 $
(1,442.69 NZ$)
     -32.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,565.23 $
(5,161.74 NZ$)
2,060.02 $
(2,982.50 NZ$)
     -42.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,445.64 $
(3,540.80 NZ$)
1,654.68 $
(2,395.65 NZ$)
     -32.34 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 625.83 $
(906.08 NZ$)
396.81 $
(574.51 NZ$)
     -36.59 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 355.53 $
(514.74 NZ$)
293.86 $
(425.45 NZ$)
     -17.35 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,511.67 $
(6,532.00 NZ$)
2,852.86 $
(4,130.38 NZ$)
     -36.77 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.12 4.88      +18.60 %
Last update: June 2018June 2018
Contributors:372151
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD