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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Melbourne Reverse

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You would need around 6,081.82A$ 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 1.42% higher than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 1.36% higher than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 1.24% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 1.39% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 1.86% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 13.85% 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 70.00 A$     80.00 A$      +14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 A$     8.90 A$      -1.11 %
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$     3.76 A$      -10.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.01 A$     3.03 A$      +0.50 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.39 A$     2.55 A$      +6.67 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.49 A$     1.34 A$      -10.51 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.56 A$     3.00 A$      +17.07 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.12 A$     2.31 A$      -26.00 %
Eggs (12) 4.12 A$     4.21 A$      +2.11 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.35 A$     10.71 A$      +14.58 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.70 A$     11.78 A$      +10.04 %
Apples (1kg) 4.35 A$     3.90 A$      -10.33 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.99 A$     3.50 A$      -12.31 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.01 A$     4.51 A$      -9.96 %
Potato (1kg) 3.17 A$     2.85 A$      -10.21 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.20 A$     2.25 A$      +2.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 A$     2.32 A$      -5.07 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     15.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.71 A$     4.27 A$      -9.40 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.15 A$     4.76 A$      -22.67 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     20.00 A$      0.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$     3.75 A$      -25.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$     130.00 A$      -13.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 A$     4.00 A$      +33.33 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     2.00 A$      -42.86 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.00 A$     50.00 A$      +4.17 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.54 A$     1.50 A$      -2.53 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 A$     26,750.00 A$      -4.46 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 183.50 A$     202.33 A$      +10.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.67 A$     0.91 A$      +35.51 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.96 A$     66.03 A$      -10.72 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.86 A$     76.39 A$      +34.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.77 A$     19.36 A$      +31.09 %
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) 88.02 A$     106.89 A$      +21.44 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.38 A$     77.49 A$      +32.72 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 126.39 A$     149.65 A$      +18.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 126.02 A$     155.10 A$      +23.08 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,754.48 A$     1,647.24 A$      -6.11 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,152.36 A$     1,232.94 A$      +6.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,140.10 A$     3,086.19 A$      -1.72 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,794.34 A$     1,972.19 A$      +9.91 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,716.67 A$     8,625.93 A$      +50.89 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,000.00 A$     6,231.82 A$      +55.80 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,775.54 A$     4,357.11 A$      +15.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.65     5.48      -2.94 %
 
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