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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Melbourne Reverse

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You would need around 6,152.04A$ in Melbourne to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,100.00A$ in Brisbane (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 1.73% higher than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 0.85% higher than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 0.98% lower than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 4.52% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 1.21% higher than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 22.66% higher than in Brisbane

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  Brisbane  Melbourne      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$     15.00 A$      -16.67 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 A$     80.00 A$      +6.67 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.00 A$     8.50 A$      -5.56 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$     7.00 A$      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 A$     7.50 A$      +7.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.22 A$     3.73 A$      -11.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.02 A$     3.02 A$      +0.04 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.45 A$     2.56 A$      +4.47 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.54 A$     1.40 A$      -9.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.48 A$     2.93 A$      +18.12 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.27 A$     2.30 A$      -29.62 %
Eggs (12) 4.09 A$     4.21 A$      +2.92 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.98 A$     11.40 A$      +26.94 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.64 A$     11.93 A$      +12.08 %
Apples (1kg) 4.22 A$     3.89 A$      -7.73 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.69 A$     3.53 A$      -4.24 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.97 A$     4.76 A$      -4.21 %
Potato (1kg) 3.11 A$     3.18 A$      +2.37 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.14 A$     2.31 A$      +7.72 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.40 A$     2.44 A$      +1.87 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     15.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.78 A$     4.46 A$      -6.76 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.12 A$     4.55 A$      -25.65 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     19.00 A$      -5.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$     3.65 A$      -27.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 A$     129.50 A$      -7.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 A$     3.50 A$      +16.67 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     2.00 A$      -42.86 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.00 A$     50.00 A$      +4.17 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.54 A$     1.51 A$      -2.11 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,506.05 A$     28,704.82 A$      +4.36 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 205.17 A$     204.96 A$      -0.10 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.71 A$     0.90 A$      +27.94 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.08 A$     62.94 A$      -10.20 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.70 A$     74.50 A$      +38.74 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.67 A$     18.36 A$      +25.20 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.50 A$     18.00 A$      +16.13 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.52 A$     105.74 A$      +18.12 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.25 A$     78.13 A$      +25.52 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 133.75 A$     145.04 A$      +8.44 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 124.72 A$     147.76 A$      +18.47 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,729.25 A$     1,638.46 A$      -5.25 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,157.46 A$     1,205.65 A$      +4.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,112.41 A$     3,071.90 A$      -1.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,875.00 A$     1,901.81 A$      +1.43 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,573.33 A$     8,719.19 A$      +56.44 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,000.00 A$     6,004.55 A$      +50.11 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,588.61 A$     4,439.24 A$      +23.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.67     5.65      -0.25 %
 
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