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

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You would need around 6,843.41$ (8,396.87A$) in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,200.00A$ 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 1.94% higher than in Melbourne
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 35.43% higher than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 106.18% higher than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 16.23% higher than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 7.39% higher than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 11.46% lower than in Melbourne

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Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 A$     18.41 A$      +22.70 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     92.03 A$      +15.03 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.50 A$     9.82 A$      +15.48 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 7.00 A$     7.06 A$      +0.79 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.75 A$     8.59 A$      +10.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.74 A$     4.95 A$      +32.12 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.04 A$     2.27 A$      -25.29 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.60 A$     2.08 A$      -20.20 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.36 A$     1.75 A$      +28.79 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.02 A$     3.29 A$      +9.08 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.25 A$     4.07 A$      +81.23 %
Eggs (12) 4.23 A$     3.85 A$      -9.09 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.62 A$     13.61 A$      +28.17 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.09 A$     11.43 A$      -5.41 %
Apples (1kg) 3.89 A$     5.52 A$      +41.80 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.55 A$     5.66 A$      +59.21 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.64 A$     5.72 A$      +23.37 %
Potato (1kg) 3.10 A$     2.95 A$      -4.85 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.27 A$     2.65 A$      +16.44 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.31 A$     2.34 A$      +0.91 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     18.41 A$      +22.70 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.26 A$     2.22 A$      -47.94 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.62 A$     3.00 A$      -34.97 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     14.72 A$      -26.38 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.70 A$     3.07 A$      -17.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 A$     137.42 A$      +5.71 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     3.07 A$      -12.36 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 A$     1.52 A$      -23.76 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$     36.81 A$      -26.38 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.51 A$     1.28 A$      -14.96 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 A$     28,221.00 A$      +4.52 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 206.81 A$     175.13 A$      -15.32 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.94 A$     0.21 A$      -77.35 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.16 A$     63.10 A$      -3.17 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 75.85 A$     118.67 A$      +56.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.18 A$     33.65 A$      +85.09 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     17.18 A$      -4.57 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 107.07 A$     70.17 A$      -34.46 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 78.61 A$     63.04 A$      -19.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 148.05 A$     116.10 A$      -21.58 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 147.50 A$     165.33 A$      +12.09 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,652.37 A$     3,636.02 A$      +120.05 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,225.16 A$     2,192.31 A$      +78.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,106.90 A$     6,442.53 A$      +107.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,933.30 A$     4,054.25 A$      +109.71 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,771.11 A$     12,014.39 A$      +36.98 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,004.55 A$     6,743.61 A$      +12.31 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,384.15 A$     5,257.29 A$      +19.92 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.52     3.88      -29.71 %
 
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