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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seattle, WA and Wellington 

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Consumer Prices in Wellington are 11.82% lower than in Seattle, WA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Wellington are 22.34% lower than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in Wellington are 37.41% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 14.47% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Wellington are 18.79% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Wellington is 19.28% lower than in Seattle, WA
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  Seattle, WAWellingtonDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(21.77 NZ$)
12.40 $
(18.00 NZ$)
     -17.32 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 62.50 $
(90.71 NZ$)
53.40 $
(77.50 NZ$)
     -14.57 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(13.06 NZ$)
6.89 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     -23.45 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(8.71 NZ$)
6.03 $
(8.75 NZ$)
     +0.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(8.71 NZ$)
6.89 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     +14.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.27 $
(6.19 NZ$)
3.01 $
(4.38 NZ$)
     -29.36 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 $
(2.80 NZ$)
2.10 $
(3.04 NZ$)
     +8.53 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 $
(2.22 NZ$)
1.82 $
(2.63 NZ$)
     +18.44 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.18 $
(4.62 NZ$)
7.95 $
(11.54 NZ$)
     +150.04 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 $
(4.21 NZ$)
1.43 $
(2.07 NZ$)
     -50.70 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 $
(2.74 NZ$)
0.93 $
(1.36 NZ$)
     -50.47 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.97 $
(4.31 NZ$)
3.43 $
(4.98 NZ$)
     +15.55 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.48 $
(10.86 NZ$)
3.09 $
(4.49 NZ$)
     -58.68 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.58 $
(8.09 NZ$)
3.77 $
(5.48 NZ$)
     -32.35 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.60 $
(9.58 NZ$)
4.72 $
(6.84 NZ$)
     -28.53 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.40 $
(3.48 NZ$)
1.15 $
(1.66 NZ$)
     -52.27 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $
(1.14 NZ$)
0.95 $
(1.38 NZ$)
     +21.79 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.90 $
(2.76 NZ$)
1.21 $
(1.75 NZ$)
     -36.56 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.00 $
(2.91 NZ$)
1.51 $
(2.19 NZ$)
     -24.80 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $
(1.67 NZ$)
0.94 $
(1.36 NZ$)
     -18.63 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 $
(1.68 NZ$)
0.80 $
(1.15 NZ$)
     -31.47 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.78 $
(2.59 NZ$)
1.76 $
(2.55 NZ$)
     -1.61 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.01 $
(2.91 NZ$)
1.38 $
(2.00 NZ$)
     -31.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(21.77 NZ$)
10.33 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -31.10 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $
(2.95 NZ$)
4.15 $
(6.03 NZ$)
     +104.19 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 $
(3.53 NZ$)
5.20 $
(7.55 NZ$)
     +114.01 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(14.51 NZ$)
18.60 $
(27.00 NZ$)
     +86.03 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.99 NZ$)
3.44 $
(5.00 NZ$)
     +25.27 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.00 $
(143.69 NZ$)
103.35 $
(150.00 NZ$)
     +4.39 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(3.77 NZ$)
2.41 $
(3.50 NZ$)
     -7.25 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(3.92 NZ$)
3.10 $
(4.51 NZ$)
     +14.99 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(43.54 NZ$)
41.34 $
(60.00 NZ$)
     +37.80 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.45 $
(5.01 NZ$)
5.75 $
(8.34 NZ$)
     +66.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(33,382.38 NZ$)
23,422.08 $
(33,995.00 NZ$)
     +1.84 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,852.25 $
(31,716.53 NZ$)
21,150.00 $
(30,697.27 NZ$)
     -3.21 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.92 $
(224.85 NZ$)
122.88 $
(178.36 NZ$)
     -20.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(0.17 NZ$)
0.32 $
(0.47 NZ$)
     +179.28 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.35 $
(93.41 NZ$)
56.70 $
(82.30 NZ$)
     -11.89 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.15 $
(75.69 NZ$)
38.25 $
(55.51 NZ$)
     -26.66 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.09 $
(40.77 NZ$)
9.11 $
(13.22 NZ$)
     -67.57 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(20.32 NZ$)
10.33 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -26.18 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,456.06 $
(2,113.34 NZ$)
699.19 $
(1,014.81 NZ$)
     -51.98 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,466.67 $
(31,156.89 NZ$)
10,851.53 $
(15,750.00 NZ$)
     -49.45 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.49 $
(71.83 NZ$)
76.67 $
(111.29 NZ$)
     +54.92 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.23 $
(62.74 NZ$)
36.19 $
(52.52 NZ$)
     -16.29 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.16 $
(119.24 NZ$)
97.03 $
(140.83 NZ$)
     +18.10 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.40 $
(166.04 NZ$)
109.03 $
(158.25 NZ$)
     -4.69 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,981.92 $
(2,876.58 NZ$)
1,199.76 $
(1,741.35 NZ$)
     -39.46 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,521.60 $
(2,208.46 NZ$)
975.11 $
(1,415.28 NZ$)
     -35.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,599.90 $
(5,224.93 NZ$)
2,183.27 $
(3,168.82 NZ$)
     -39.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,562.26 $
(3,718.89 NZ$)
1,665.20 $
(2,416.88 NZ$)
     -35.01 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 654.13 $
(949.41 NZ$)
427.01 $
(619.76 NZ$)
     -34.72 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 402.16 $
(583.70 NZ$)
312.10 $
(452.99 NZ$)
     -22.39 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,631.83 $
(6,722.67 NZ$)
2,903.47 $
(4,214.12 NZ$)
     -37.31 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.36 5.00      +14.62 %
Last update: March 2019March 2019
Contributors:418175
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Currency: USD