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

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You would need around 6,858.17$ (7,899.92A$) in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,200.00A$ 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 3.52% lower than in Melbourne
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 27.42% higher than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 93.04% higher than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 9.49% higher than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 1.33% higher than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 14.95% lower than in Melbourne

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Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 A$     17.28 A$      +15.19 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     86.39 A$      +7.99 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.50 A$     9.22 A$      +8.41 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 7.00 A$     6.91 A$      -1.27 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     8.06 A$      +7.51 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.74 A$     4.64 A$      +24.02 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.04 A$     2.13 A$      -29.78 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.60 A$     1.95 A$      -25.10 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.39 A$     1.57 A$      +12.96 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.05 A$     3.15 A$      +3.33 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.28 A$     3.64 A$      +59.71 %
Eggs (12) 4.25 A$     3.63 A$      -14.60 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.57 A$     13.11 A$      +23.96 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.06 A$     11.03 A$      -8.56 %
Apples (1kg) 3.86 A$     5.36 A$      +38.77 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.53 A$     5.12 A$      +45.00 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.67 A$     5.37 A$      +14.87 %
Potato (1kg) 3.10 A$     2.70 A$      -13.02 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.26 A$     2.67 A$      +18.19 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.42 A$     2.25 A$      -6.86 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     17.28 A$      +15.19 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.39 A$     2.13 A$      -51.52 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.69 A$     2.91 A$      -38.04 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     13.82 A$      -30.89 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.65 A$     2.88 A$      -21.10 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.00 A$     129.01 A$      +0.01 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     2.88 A$      -17.72 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 A$     1.45 A$      -27.37 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$     34.56 A$      -30.89 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.51 A$     1.21 A$      -20.25 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,284.78 A$     26,493.70 A$      -2.90 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 206.48 A$     166.40 A$      -19.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.95 A$     0.20 A$      -78.83 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.37 A$     58.75 A$      -8.73 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.90 A$     112.99 A$      +50.85 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.18 A$     36.42 A$      +100.31 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     16.13 A$      -10.41 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.86 A$     66.15 A$      -38.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 78.39 A$     58.75 A$      -25.06 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 147.72 A$     106.28 A$      -28.05 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 147.24 A$     151.69 A$      +3.02 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,639.96 A$     3,384.09 A$      +106.35 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,203.72 A$     2,028.62 A$      +68.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,129.89 A$     5,942.31 A$      +89.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,912.46 A$     3,867.95 A$      +102.25 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,771.11 A$     11,279.04 A$      +28.59 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,004.55 A$     5,895.66 A$      -1.81 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,495.76 A$     4,871.90 A$      +8.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.56     3.93      -29.33 %
 
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