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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Melbourne Reverse

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You would need around 6,168.14A$ in Melbourne to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,000.00A$ in Brisbane (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 1.59% higher than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 2.80% higher than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 5.36% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 5.28% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 2.32% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 0.90% lower than in Brisbane

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  Brisbane  Melbourne      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.88 A$     15.00 A$      -24.53 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 A$     80.00 A$      +14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 A$     9.00 A$      -10.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$     7.75 A$      +29.17 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 A$     8.00 A$      +14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.22 A$     3.76 A$      -10.91 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 A$     2.99 A$      -0.29 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.32 A$     2.46 A$      +6.11 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.32 A$     4.42 A$      -16.94 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.35 A$     2.50 A$      +6.62 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.26 A$     1.11 A$      -11.87 %
Eggs (12) 4.32 A$     4.52 A$      +4.72 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.06 A$     4.99 A$      +22.91 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.88 A$     5.10 A$      +4.68 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.97 A$     1.87 A$      -4.81 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.74 A$     1.52 A$      -12.25 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.11 A$     2.01 A$      -4.69 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.38 A$     1.18 A$      -14.13 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.09 A$     2.36 A$      +12.65 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.32 A$     1.95 A$      -15.83 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     15.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.77 A$     4.41 A$      -7.57 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.90 A$     4.92 A$      -16.69 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 23.05 A$     22.00 A$      -4.56 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 A$     3.76 A$      -16.44 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$     138.60 A$      -7.60 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.95 A$     4.20 A$      +6.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 A$     3.22 A$      -20.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.60 A$     45.00 A$      -9.27 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.54 A$     5.47 A$      -1.25 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,500.00 A$     26,495.00 A$      -7.04 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 152.90 A$     210.23 A$      +37.49 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.68 A$     0.88 A$      +28.76 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.13 A$     68.04 A$      -8.22 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.24 A$     81.08 A$      +26.22 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.88 A$     20.75 A$      +22.96 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 A$     19.00 A$      +18.75 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 95.21 A$     104.33 A$      +9.58 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.22 A$     71.25 A$      +16.39 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 134.24 A$     149.00 A$      +10.99 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.22 A$     145.27 A$      +24.99 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,677.50 A$     1,627.05 A$      -3.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,233.70 A$     1,239.25 A$      +0.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,199.38 A$     3,207.86 A$      +0.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,600.00 A$     2,049.43 A$      +28.09 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 584.66 A$     822.03 A$      +40.60 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 398.86 A$     603.56 A$      +51.32 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,115.50 A$     4,192.89 A$      +1.88 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.35     5.24      -2.08 %
 
Last updateMay, 2015May, 2015
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