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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Melbourne Reverse

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You would need around 6,093.20A$ 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.

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 1.47% higher than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 0.11% lower than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 3.32% lower than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 4.27% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 1.63% higher than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 19.70% 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 74.40 A$     80.00 A$      +7.52 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.00 A$     8.25 A$      -8.33 %
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$     3.74 A$      -11.98 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.03 A$     3.02 A$      -0.37 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.49 A$     2.57 A$      +3.13 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.56 A$     1.38 A$      -11.37 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.62 A$     2.91 A$      +10.89 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.49 A$     2.31 A$      -33.71 %
Eggs (12) 4.09 A$     4.19 A$      +2.42 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.74 A$     11.53 A$      +31.83 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.60 A$     11.98 A$      +13.07 %
Apples (1kg) 4.20 A$     3.89 A$      -7.34 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.64 A$     3.53 A$      -2.95 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.97 A$     4.79 A$      -3.51 %
Potato (1kg) 3.16 A$     3.23 A$      +2.14 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.14 A$     2.34 A$      +9.71 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 A$     2.46 A$      +5.73 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     15.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.98 A$     4.46 A$      -10.42 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.19 A$     4.55 A$      -26.44 %
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$     2.00 A$      -42.86 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 46.80 A$     50.00 A$      +6.84 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.55 A$     1.51 A$      -2.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,901.60 A$     28,950.30 A$      +3.76 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 207.73 A$     205.13 A$      -1.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.75 A$     0.90 A$      +21.00 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.24 A$     63.03 A$      -11.52 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.60 A$     74.50 A$      +36.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.08 A$     18.36 A$      +30.47 %
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) 90.14 A$     105.79 A$      +17.37 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.32 A$     78.19 A$      +25.47 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 135.60 A$     145.13 A$      +7.03 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 128.33 A$     147.84 A$      +15.20 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,801.15 A$     1,645.48 A$      -8.64 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,188.42 A$     1,206.14 A$      +1.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,232.71 A$     3,096.74 A$      -4.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,897.06 A$     1,901.81 A$      +0.25 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,573.33 A$     8,719.19 A$      +56.44 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,000.00 A$     6,105.00 A$      +52.62 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,722.60 A$     4,450.92 A$      +19.56 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.64     5.67      +0.47 %
 
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