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Cost of Living Comparison Between Melbourne and New York, NY 

You would need around 6,527.82$ (6,972.36A$) in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,200.00A$ in Melbourne (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 12.84% lower than in Melbourne
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 12.46% higher than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 63.54% higher than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 0.72% higher than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 11.45% lower than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 2.70% lower than in Melbourne

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  Melbourne  New York, NY      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 A$     16.02 A$      +6.81 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     80.11 A$      +0.13 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.00 A$     7.48 A$      -6.54 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 7.00 A$     6.41 A$      -8.45 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 A$     7.48 A$      +6.81 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.73 A$     4.19 A$      +12.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.97 A$     1.89 A$      -36.41 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.56 A$     1.62 A$      -36.95 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.48 A$     1.45 A$      -2.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.96 A$     3.06 A$      +3.17 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.45 A$     3.26 A$      +33.10 %
Eggs (12) 3.99 A$     3.21 A$      -19.68 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.05 A$     11.46 A$      +3.75 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.12 A$     8.94 A$      -26.24 %
Apples (1kg) 3.89 A$     4.44 A$      +14.13 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.48 A$     3.99 A$      +14.61 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.92 A$     4.91 A$      -0.16 %
Potato (1kg) 3.15 A$     2.13 A$      -32.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.27 A$     2.45 A$      +7.85 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 A$     2.07 A$      -16.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     16.02 A$      +6.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.67 A$     1.95 A$      -58.19 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.59 A$     2.70 A$      -41.18 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 18.00 A$     13.08 A$      -27.31 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.72 A$     2.67 A$      -28.32 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.50 A$     119.63 A$      -7.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     2.67 A$      -23.71 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.83 A$     1.35 A$      -26.40 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$     32.04 A$      -35.91 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.48 A$     1.13 A$      -23.59 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,490.00 A$     24,566.30 A$      -10.64 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 188.47 A$     166.41 A$      -11.71 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.90 A$     0.18 A$      -80.55 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.77 A$     52.29 A$      -16.69 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.59 A$     98.16 A$      +39.05 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.50 A$     29.88 A$      +53.21 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     14.55 A$      -19.15 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 104.61 A$     60.99 A$      -41.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 73.19 A$     50.70 A$      -30.73 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 144.38 A$     95.22 A$      -34.05 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 148.22 A$     131.10 A$      -11.55 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,676.90 A$     3,037.37 A$      +81.13 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,314.66 A$     1,797.81 A$      +36.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,175.48 A$     5,183.28 A$      +63.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,981.19 A$     3,351.91 A$      +69.19 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,521.11 A$     10,347.24 A$      +21.43 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,077.27 A$     4,632.15 A$      -23.78 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,251.52 A$     4,652.08 A$      +9.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.97     3.92      -34.32 %
 
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