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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Melbourne Reverse

You would need around 6,134.49A$ 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.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 2.34% higher than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 0.57% higher than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 3.01% lower than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 2.06% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 3.02% higher than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 15.57% 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 70.00 A$     80.00 A$      +14.29 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.95 A$     8.18 A$      -8.66 %
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) 4.19 A$     3.74 A$      -10.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 A$     3.05 A$      +1.63 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.47 A$     2.59 A$      +5.20 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.56 A$     1.40 A$      -9.96 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.50 A$     2.86 A$      +14.19 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.43 A$     2.40 A$      -29.83 %
Eggs (12) 4.02 A$     4.11 A$      +2.34 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.49 A$     11.68 A$      +37.55 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.58 A$     12.10 A$      +14.36 %
Apples (1kg) 4.18 A$     3.93 A$      -6.11 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.62 A$     3.55 A$      -1.95 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.93 A$     4.92 A$      -0.29 %
Potato (1kg) 3.12 A$     3.26 A$      +4.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.13 A$     2.35 A$      +10.19 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 A$     2.50 A$      +7.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.75 A$     15.00 A$      -4.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.90 A$     4.50 A$      -8.20 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.07 A$     4.43 A$      -26.99 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     19.00 A$      -5.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$     3.60 A$      -28.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 145.00 A$     130.00 A$      -10.34 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 A$     3.50 A$      +16.67 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     1.86 A$      -46.86 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 46.80 A$     50.00 A$      +6.84 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.55 A$     1.51 A$      -2.35 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,560.00 A$     28,331.17 A$      -0.80 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 200.29 A$     204.23 A$      +1.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.75 A$     0.90 A$      +21.15 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.35 A$     62.45 A$      -11.23 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.30 A$     74.74 A$      +37.65 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.97 A$     18.20 A$      +30.25 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 A$     18.00 A$      +12.50 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.87 A$     105.65 A$      +17.56 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60.80 A$     78.05 A$      +28.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 132.98 A$     145.94 A$      +9.74 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 128.33 A$     148.72 A$      +15.88 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,801.15 A$     1,633.41 A$      -9.31 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,183.99 A$     1,216.27 A$      +2.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,213.73 A$     3,096.90 A$      -3.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,906.47 A$     1,909.15 A$      +0.14 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,573.33 A$     8,700.93 A$      +56.12 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,000.00 A$     6,186.36 A$      +54.66 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,789.90 A$     4,404.60 A$      +16.22 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.67     5.73      +0.98 %
 
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