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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Melbourne Reverse

You would need around 6,121.03A$ 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 1.76% higher than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 0.34% higher than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 2.51% lower than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 4.60% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 3.10% higher than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 18.10% 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 8.95 A$     8.05 A$      -10.06 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$     7.00 A$      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.10 A$     7.50 A$      +5.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.21 A$     3.74 A$      -11.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.02 A$     3.06 A$      +1.08 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.50 A$     2.61 A$      +4.31 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.56 A$     1.43 A$      -8.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.47 A$     2.87 A$      +16.32 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.54 A$     2.40 A$      -32.05 %
Eggs (12) 4.06 A$     4.17 A$      +2.78 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.57 A$     11.49 A$      +33.97 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.64 A$     12.28 A$      +15.41 %
Apples (1kg) 4.23 A$     4.01 A$      -5.11 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.73 A$     3.56 A$      -4.51 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.98 A$     4.94 A$      -0.72 %
Potato (1kg) 3.20 A$     3.37 A$      +5.43 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.22 A$     2.32 A$      +4.94 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.49 A$     2.50 A$      +0.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     15.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.97 A$     4.54 A$      -8.65 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.09 A$     4.51 A$      -25.96 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 19.50 A$     19.00 A$      -2.56 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$     3.60 A$      -28.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 145.00 A$     129.00 A$      -11.03 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 A$     3.50 A$      +16.67 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     1.83 A$      -47.71 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 46.80 A$     50.00 A$      +6.84 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.55 A$     1.51 A$      -2.43 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,560.00 A$     28,994.50 A$      +1.52 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 196.94 A$     197.20 A$      +0.13 %
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) 69.62 A$     62.21 A$      -10.64 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.97 A$     74.74 A$      +38.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.02 A$     18.20 A$      +29.80 %
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) 91.25 A$     104.86 A$      +14.92 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.04 A$     76.53 A$      +23.35 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 135.17 A$     147.08 A$      +8.81 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 130.88 A$     147.90 A$      +13.00 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,814.48 A$     1,657.29 A$      -8.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,236.11 A$     1,242.89 A$      +0.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,157.26 A$     3,133.58 A$      -0.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,935.88 A$     1,905.65 A$      -1.56 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,573.33 A$     8,673.74 A$      +55.63 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,000.00 A$     6,155.00 A$      +53.87 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,681.43 A$     4,362.76 A$      +18.51 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.73     5.82      +1.63 %
 
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