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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seattle, WA and Wellington 

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Consumer Prices in Wellington are 12.66% lower than in Seattle, WA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Wellington are 23.14% lower than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in Wellington are 38.29% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 17.59% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Wellington are 17.04% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Wellington is 23.34% lower than in Seattle, WA
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  Seattle, WAWellingtonDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(22.06 NZ$)
11.56 $
(17.00 NZ$)
     -22.94 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $
(95.60 NZ$)
54.39 $
(80.00 NZ$)
     -16.32 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(13.24 NZ$)
6.80 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     -24.45 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(8.82 NZ$)
6.12 $
(9.00 NZ$)
     +1.99 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(10.30 NZ$)
6.80 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     -2.87 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.40 $
(6.47 NZ$)
2.96 $
(4.36 NZ$)
     -32.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 $
(3.07 NZ$)
2.11 $
(3.10 NZ$)
     +1.04 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.61 $
(2.37 NZ$)
1.76 $
(2.58 NZ$)
     +8.97 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 $
(4.75 NZ$)
7.70 $
(11.32 NZ$)
     +138.18 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.82 $
(4.14 NZ$)
1.38 $
(2.04 NZ$)
     -50.83 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 $
(2.79 NZ$)
0.93 $
(1.37 NZ$)
     -50.69 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.99 $
(4.40 NZ$)
3.28 $
(4.83 NZ$)
     +9.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.41 $
(10.89 NZ$)
2.92 $
(4.29 NZ$)
     -60.58 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.64 $
(8.29 NZ$)
3.82 $
(5.62 NZ$)
     -32.18 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.10 $
(8.97 NZ$)
4.60 $
(6.76 NZ$)
     -24.63 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.32 $
(3.41 NZ$)
1.08 $
(1.60 NZ$)
     -53.16 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $
(1.15 NZ$)
0.95 $
(1.39 NZ$)
     +20.76 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.72 $
(2.53 NZ$)
1.15 $
(1.69 NZ$)
     -33.05 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.95 $
(2.86 NZ$)
1.61 $
(2.37 NZ$)
     -17.36 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(1.71 NZ$)
0.89 $
(1.31 NZ$)
     -23.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.11 $
(1.63 NZ$)
0.79 $
(1.15 NZ$)
     -29.19 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.85 $
(2.72 NZ$)
1.71 $
(2.51 NZ$)
     -7.62 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.01 $
(2.95 NZ$)
1.41 $
(2.07 NZ$)
     -29.89 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $
(20.59 NZ$)
10.20 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -27.15 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.05 $
(3.02 NZ$)
4.57 $
(6.72 NZ$)
     +122.64 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.41 $
(3.54 NZ$)
5.59 $
(8.22 NZ$)
     +132.13 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(14.71 NZ$)
18.36 $
(27.00 NZ$)
     +83.58 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(4.04 NZ$)
3.40 $
(5.00 NZ$)
     +23.62 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.50 $
(146.34 NZ$)
101.99 $
(150.00 NZ$)
     +2.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(3.82 NZ$)
2.38 $
(3.50 NZ$)
     -8.47 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(3.97 NZ$)
2.95 $
(4.35 NZ$)
     +9.42 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(44.12 NZ$)
40.80 $
(60.00 NZ$)
     +35.99 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.43 $
(5.05 NZ$)
5.67 $
(8.34 NZ$)
     +65.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 $
(33,091.81 NZ$)
23,110.70 $
(33,990.00 NZ$)
     +2.71 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,432.25 $
(32,992.16 NZ$)
20,239.37 $
(29,767.00 NZ$)
     -9.78 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.27 $
(226.89 NZ$)
113.77 $
(167.32 NZ$)
     -26.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.15 NZ$)
0.26 $
(0.39 NZ$)
     +156.71 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.42 $
(97.69 NZ$)
54.94 $
(80.80 NZ$)
     -17.29 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.64 $
(77.42 NZ$)
36.21 $
(53.25 NZ$)
     -31.22 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.10 $
(45.74 NZ$)
9.62 $
(14.14 NZ$)
     -69.08 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(20.59 NZ$)
10.20 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -27.15 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,357.50 $
(1,996.54 NZ$)
644.67 $
(948.15 NZ$)
     -52.51 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,363.64 $
(29,949.76 NZ$)
12,646.63 $
(18,600.00 NZ$)
     -37.90 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.49 $
(74.26 NZ$)
76.96 $
(113.19 NZ$)
     +52.42 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.22 $
(63.56 NZ$)
36.75 $
(54.05 NZ$)
     -14.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.60 $
(121.48 NZ$)
92.10 $
(135.45 NZ$)
     +11.50 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.19 $
(169.42 NZ$)
106.00 $
(155.90 NZ$)
     -7.98 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,979.99 $
(2,912.06 NZ$)
1,188.67 $
(1,748.24 NZ$)
     -39.97 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,503.94 $
(2,211.91 NZ$)
964.08 $
(1,417.91 NZ$)
     -35.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,510.10 $
(5,162.47 NZ$)
2,024.68 $
(2,977.80 NZ$)
     -42.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,524.07 $
(3,712.27 NZ$)
1,615.48 $
(2,375.96 NZ$)
     -36.00 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 665.98 $
(979.49 NZ$)
434.03 $
(638.34 NZ$)
     -34.83 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 399.68 $
(587.83 NZ$)
319.85 $
(470.42 NZ$)
     -19.97 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,667.84 $
(6,865.21 NZ$)
2,750.57 $
(4,045.39 NZ$)
     -41.07 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.30 4.95      +15.19 %
Last update: December 2018December 2018
Contributors:419170
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD