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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Melbourne Reverse

You would need around 6,133.46A$ 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 2.21% higher than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 0.55% higher than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 2.81% lower than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 3.09% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 2.28% higher than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 17.82% 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 71.64 A$     80.00 A$      +11.68 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.00 A$     8.10 A$      -10.00 %
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) 4.24 A$     3.75 A$      -11.61 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.02 A$     3.04 A$      +0.66 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.48 A$     2.58 A$      +3.91 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.57 A$     1.40 A$      -10.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.58 A$     2.86 A$      +10.81 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.43 A$     2.40 A$      -29.92 %
Eggs (12) 4.12 A$     4.11 A$      -0.26 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.58 A$     11.69 A$      +36.29 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.60 A$     12.10 A$      +14.18 %
Apples (1kg) 4.19 A$     3.93 A$      -6.30 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.66 A$     3.55 A$      -2.98 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.06 A$     4.92 A$      -2.86 %
Potato (1kg) 3.17 A$     3.26 A$      +2.90 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.14 A$     2.35 A$      +9.86 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.32 A$     2.50 A$      +7.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     15.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.97 A$     4.50 A$      -9.51 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.17 A$     4.49 A$      -27.22 %
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) 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$     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$      -2.40 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,745.00 A$     28,737.82 A$      +3.58 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 200.64 A$     207.28 A$      +3.31 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.75 A$     0.90 A$      +21.10 %
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 54.49 A$     74.74 A$      +37.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.04 A$     18.20 A$      +29.63 %
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) 90.04 A$     105.95 A$      +17.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60.92 A$     78.14 A$      +28.27 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 133.55 A$     146.09 A$      +9.38 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 128.33 A$     148.84 A$      +15.98 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,801.15 A$     1,643.81 A$      -8.74 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,186.89 A$     1,205.90 A$      +1.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,225.13 A$     3,096.90 A$      -3.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,869.38 A$     1,909.15 A$      +2.13 %
 
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) 3,761.83 A$     4,456.32 A$      +18.46 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.66     5.70      +0.74 %
 
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