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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Melbourne 

You would need around 6,156.14A$ in Melbourne to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,200.00A$ in Brisbane (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 0.20% higher than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 0.71% lower than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 2.48% lower than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 5.42% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 1.62% higher than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 13.04% higher than in Brisbane

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  Brisbane  Melbourne      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 A$     15.00 A$      -11.76 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     80.00 A$      0.00 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.50 A$     8.00 A$      -5.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$     7.00 A$      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.40 A$     7.00 A$      -5.41 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.15 A$     3.73 A$      -10.03 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.07 A$     2.98 A$      -2.72 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.62 A$     2.57 A$      -1.95 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.56 A$     1.48 A$      -5.13 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.33 A$     2.96 A$      +27.03 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.39 A$     2.45 A$      -27.72 %
Eggs (12) 3.87 A$     3.99 A$      +3.26 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.86 A$     10.95 A$      +23.62 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.75 A$     12.12 A$      +12.74 %
Apples (1kg) 4.17 A$     3.88 A$      -7.04 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.55 A$     3.48 A$      -1.93 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.31 A$     4.92 A$      -7.25 %
Potato (1kg) 3.22 A$     3.11 A$      -3.49 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.24 A$     2.27 A$      +1.61 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.76 A$     2.50 A$      -9.42 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     15.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.61 A$     4.67 A$      +1.30 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.89 A$     4.59 A$      -22.19 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 18.00 A$     18.00 A$      0.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$     3.70 A$      -26.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.50 A$     130.00 A$      +1.96 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 A$     3.50 A$      +16.67 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.53 A$     1.83 A$      -27.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.60 A$     50.00 A$      +9.65 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.53 A$     1.49 A$      -2.88 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 A$     27,496.01 A$      -8.35 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 222.93 A$     188.57 A$      -15.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.74 A$     0.90 A$      +21.55 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.95 A$     62.77 A$      -3.36 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.30 A$     70.59 A$      +30.01 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.71 A$     19.50 A$      +16.67 %
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) 97.37 A$     104.64 A$      +7.47 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.58 A$     73.23 A$      +17.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 148.62 A$     144.43 A$      -2.82 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 140.56 A$     148.26 A$      +5.48 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,819.65 A$     1,676.90 A$      -7.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,240.43 A$     1,314.66 A$      +5.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,311.02 A$     3,175.48 A$      -4.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,955.61 A$     1,981.19 A$      +1.31 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,500.00 A$     8,521.11 A$      +89.36 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,600.00 A$     6,077.27 A$      +68.81 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,780.04 A$     4,242.73 A$      +12.24 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.96     5.97      +0.21 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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