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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seattle, WA and Wellington 

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Consumer Prices in Wellington are 14.71% lower than in Seattle, WA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Wellington are 25.43% lower than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in Wellington are 40.90% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 16.14% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Wellington are 20.43% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Wellington is 17.05% lower than in Seattle, WA
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  Seattle, WAWellingtonDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(22.44 NZ$)
12.03 $
(18.00 NZ$)
     -19.78 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(89.75 NZ$)
53.48 $
(80.00 NZ$)
     -10.87 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(13.46 NZ$)
6.68 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     -25.72 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(8.98 NZ$)
6.02 $
(9.00 NZ$)
     +0.27 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(10.47 NZ$)
6.68 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     -4.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 $
(6.52 NZ$)
2.93 $
(4.38 NZ$)
     -32.80 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.08 $
(3.12 NZ$)
2.12 $
(3.17 NZ$)
     +1.61 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.56 $
(2.33 NZ$)
1.72 $
(2.58 NZ$)
     +10.82 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.31 $
(4.94 NZ$)
7.96 $
(11.91 NZ$)
     +140.84 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.94 $
(4.39 NZ$)
1.49 $
(2.24 NZ$)
     -49.08 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.85 $
(2.76 NZ$)
0.92 $
(1.37 NZ$)
     -50.30 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.08 $
(4.61 NZ$)
3.24 $
(4.84 NZ$)
     +5.02 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.31 $
(10.93 NZ$)
2.92 $
(4.36 NZ$)
     -60.10 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.72 $
(8.55 NZ$)
3.81 $
(5.71 NZ$)
     -33.29 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.88 $
(8.79 NZ$)
4.52 $
(6.76 NZ$)
     -23.11 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 $
(3.60 NZ$)
1.06 $
(1.58 NZ$)
     -56.12 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 $
(1.15 NZ$)
0.96 $
(1.43 NZ$)
     +23.89 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 $
(2.69 NZ$)
1.11 $
(1.66 NZ$)
     -38.14 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.14 $
(3.21 NZ$)
1.59 $
(2.38 NZ$)
     -25.78 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.16 $
(1.74 NZ$)
0.92 $
(1.38 NZ$)
     -20.82 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1.77 NZ$)
0.77 $
(1.15 NZ$)
     -34.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.86 $
(2.79 NZ$)
1.61 $
(2.41 NZ$)
     -13.73 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.12 $
(3.18 NZ$)
1.35 $
(2.02 NZ$)
     -36.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $
(20.94 NZ$)
10.03 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -28.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $
(3.28 NZ$)
4.61 $
(6.89 NZ$)
     +110.06 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.68 $
(4.00 NZ$)
5.52 $
(8.25 NZ$)
     +106.04 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(14.96 NZ$)
17.72 $
(26.50 NZ$)
     +77.15 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(4.11 NZ$)
3.34 $
(5.00 NZ$)
     +21.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.00 $
(148.09 NZ$)
100.27 $
(150.00 NZ$)
     +1.29 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(3.89 NZ$)
2.34 $
(3.50 NZ$)
     -10.01 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(4.04 NZ$)
2.80 $
(4.18 NZ$)
     +3.60 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(44.88 NZ$)
40.11 $
(60.00 NZ$)
     +33.70 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.26 $
(4.88 NZ$)
5.44 $
(8.14 NZ$)
     +66.84 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(32,909.51 NZ$)
22,391.06 $
(33,494.50 NZ$)
     +1.78 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,468.81 $
(32,114.91 NZ$)
20,501.55 $
(30,668.00 NZ$)
     -4.51 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.93 $
(231.76 NZ$)
116.75 $
(174.64 NZ$)
     -24.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.15 NZ$)
0.26 $
(0.38 NZ$)
     +149.39 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.85 $
(98.51 NZ$)
54.43 $
(81.43 NZ$)
     -17.34 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.26 $
(76.68 NZ$)
34.67 $
(51.86 NZ$)
     -32.36 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.18 $
(43.65 NZ$)
9.36 $
(14.00 NZ$)
     -67.93 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(20.94 NZ$)
10.03 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -28.38 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,326.09 $
(1,983.68 NZ$)
612.79 $
(916.67 NZ$)
     -53.79 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,116.67 $
(30,092.26 NZ$)
13,035.74 $
(19,500.00 NZ$)
     -35.20 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.42 $
(75.43 NZ$)
73.02 $
(109.23 NZ$)
     +44.82 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.00 $
(62.83 NZ$)
36.40 $
(54.44 NZ$)
     -13.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.48 $
(121.88 NZ$)
95.12 $
(142.29 NZ$)
     +16.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 119.68 $
(179.03 NZ$)
103.91 $
(155.44 NZ$)
     -13.17 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,958.46 $
(2,929.63 NZ$)
1,156.27 $
(1,729.65 NZ$)
     -40.96 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,474.09 $
(2,205.07 NZ$)
933.31 $
(1,396.13 NZ$)
     -36.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,591.40 $
(5,372.33 NZ$)
1,968.77 $
(2,945.05 NZ$)
     -45.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,500.00 $
(3,739.72 NZ$)
1,570.55 $
(2,349.36 NZ$)
     -37.18 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 664.76 $
(994.40 NZ$)
394.27 $
(589.79 NZ$)
     -40.69 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 396.83 $
(593.61 NZ$)
302.82 $
(452.99 NZ$)
     -23.69 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,526.60 $
(6,771.28 NZ$)
2,800.06 $
(4,188.57 NZ$)
     -38.14 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.23 5.00      +18.22 %
Last update: September 2018September 2018
Contributors:418160
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD