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

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You would need around 6,791.11$ (7,700.44A$) in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,100.00A$ 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 5.15% lower than in Melbourne
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 26.24% higher than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 93.46% higher than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 7.84% higher than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 1.50% lower than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 12.92% lower than in Melbourne

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Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 A$     17.01 A$      +13.39 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     85.04 A$      +6.30 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.50 A$     9.07 A$      +6.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 7.00 A$     6.80 A$      -2.81 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     7.94 A$      +5.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.74 A$     4.56 A$      +22.04 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.02 A$     2.13 A$      -29.49 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.57 A$     1.91 A$      -25.74 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.39 A$     1.60 A$      +15.49 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.93 A$     3.12 A$      +6.45 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.30 A$     3.40 A$      +47.94 %
Eggs (12) 4.21 A$     3.59 A$      -14.80 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.29 A$     12.16 A$      +7.73 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.87 A$     10.54 A$      -11.23 %
Apples (1kg) 3.89 A$     5.21 A$      +33.83 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.53 A$     5.01 A$      +41.73 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.76 A$     5.26 A$      +10.51 %
Potato (1kg) 3.18 A$     2.47 A$      -22.45 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.31 A$     2.64 A$      +14.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 A$     2.17 A$      -11.34 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     17.01 A$      +13.39 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.46 A$     2.08 A$      -53.39 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.55 A$     2.82 A$      -38.09 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 19.00 A$     13.61 A$      -28.39 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.65 A$     2.83 A$      -22.34 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.50 A$     127.00 A$      -1.93 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     2.83 A$      -19.01 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 A$     1.43 A$      -28.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$     34.02 A$      -31.97 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.51 A$     1.20 A$      -20.75 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,604.12 A$     26,079.70 A$      -8.83 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 204.90 A$     174.47 A$      -14.85 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.90 A$     0.20 A$      -78.20 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.37 A$     57.47 A$      -9.31 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.50 A$     112.47 A$      +50.97 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.36 A$     35.85 A$      +95.23 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     15.87 A$      -11.81 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 105.71 A$     64.49 A$      -38.99 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 78.11 A$     57.90 A$      -25.88 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 145.90 A$     101.88 A$      -30.17 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 147.73 A$     139.56 A$      -5.53 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,628.23 A$     3,311.32 A$      +103.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,193.39 A$     2,022.57 A$      +69.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,071.90 A$     5,867.14 A$      +90.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,884.58 A$     3,846.41 A$      +104.10 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,719.19 A$     11,102.79 A$      +27.34 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,004.55 A$     5,803.53 A$      -3.35 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,436.00 A$     4,876.31 A$      +9.93 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.65     3.93      -30.45 %
 
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