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Cost of Living Comparison Between Melbourne and New York, NY Reverse

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You would need around 6,812.08$ (7,739.20A$) in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,100.00A$ in Melbourne (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 4.54% lower than in Melbourne
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 26.87% higher than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 93.84% higher than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 8.63% higher than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 0.89% lower than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 13.28% lower than in Melbourne

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Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 A$     17.04 A$      +13.61 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     85.21 A$      +6.51 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.50 A$     9.09 A$      +6.93 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 7.00 A$     6.82 A$      -2.62 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     7.95 A$      +6.04 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.73 A$     4.57 A$      +22.39 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.02 A$     2.14 A$      -29.11 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.55 A$     1.92 A$      -24.94 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.39 A$     1.62 A$      +16.05 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.93 A$     3.13 A$      +6.66 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.32 A$     3.41 A$      +46.96 %
Eggs (12) 4.19 A$     3.59 A$      -14.28 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.41 A$     12.18 A$      +6.74 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.93 A$     10.56 A$      -11.45 %
Apples (1kg) 3.87 A$     5.22 A$      +35.00 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.53 A$     5.02 A$      +42.00 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.76 A$     5.27 A$      +10.72 %
Potato (1kg) 3.18 A$     2.47 A$      -22.30 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.31 A$     2.65 A$      +14.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 A$     2.17 A$      -11.17 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     17.04 A$      +13.61 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.46 A$     2.08 A$      -53.30 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.49 A$     2.82 A$      -37.18 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 19.00 A$     13.63 A$      -28.25 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.65 A$     2.84 A$      -22.18 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.50 A$     127.24 A$      -1.74 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     2.84 A$      -18.85 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 A$     1.43 A$      -28.36 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$     34.08 A$      -31.83 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.51 A$     1.20 A$      -20.60 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,806.13 A$     26,130.30 A$      -9.29 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 205.03 A$     174.81 A$      -14.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.90 A$     0.20 A$      -78.16 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.94 A$     57.58 A$      -8.51 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.50 A$     112.69 A$      +51.26 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.36 A$     35.92 A$      +95.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     15.91 A$      -11.64 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 105.76 A$     64.62 A$      -38.90 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 78.16 A$     58.01 A$      -25.78 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 145.08 A$     101.82 A$      -29.82 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 147.79 A$     139.83 A$      -5.39 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,638.46 A$     3,317.75 A$      +102.49 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,205.59 A$     2,026.49 A$      +68.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,071.90 A$     5,878.52 A$      +91.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,901.81 A$     3,853.88 A$      +102.64 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,719.19 A$     11,124.33 A$      +27.58 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,105.00 A$     5,814.79 A$      -4.75 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,440.70 A$     4,885.77 A$      +10.02 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.65     3.93      -30.45 %
 
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