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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Melbourne Reverse

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You would need around 6,176.92A$ 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.

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 3.38% higher than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 2.95% higher than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 2.05% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 2.37% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 1.84% higher than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 15.39% 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$     7.75 A$      +10.71 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.20 A$     3.74 A$      -10.98 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.05 A$     3.03 A$      -0.64 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.44 A$     2.59 A$      +6.43 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.55 A$     1.35 A$      -12.64 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.61 A$     3.04 A$      +16.51 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.24 A$     2.25 A$      -30.63 %
Eggs (12) 4.14 A$     4.23 A$      +2.17 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.16 A$     10.58 A$      +15.44 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.69 A$     12.09 A$      +13.08 %
Apples (1kg) 4.32 A$     3.86 A$      -10.68 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.82 A$     3.55 A$      -7.02 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.03 A$     4.60 A$      -8.46 %
Potato (1kg) 3.09 A$     3.06 A$      -0.93 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.15 A$     2.26 A$      +5.22 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.46 A$     2.39 A$      -2.97 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 A$     15.00 A$      -6.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.69 A$     4.26 A$      -9.22 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.15 A$     4.62 A$      -24.98 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     20.00 A$      0.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$     3.65 A$      -27.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$     130.00 A$      -13.33 %
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) 46.80 A$     50.00 A$      +6.84 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.54 A$     1.51 A$      -2.12 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,759.35 A$     27,500.00 A$      -4.38 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 186.03 A$     207.02 A$      +11.28 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.68 A$     0.94 A$      +39.62 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.43 A$     64.67 A$      -10.72 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.67 A$     75.85 A$      +33.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.80 A$     18.18 A$      +22.88 %
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) 90.86 A$     107.04 A$      +17.81 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.59 A$     78.58 A$      +34.11 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 130.54 A$     148.01 A$      +13.38 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 129.00 A$     147.47 A$      +14.32 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,763.15 A$     1,639.96 A$      -6.99 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,153.44 A$     1,213.34 A$      +5.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,131.15 A$     3,112.53 A$      -0.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,823.73 A$     1,930.73 A$      +5.87 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,716.67 A$     8,771.11 A$      +53.43 %
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) 3,710.49 A$     4,407.96 A$      +18.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.67     5.52      -2.54 %
 
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