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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Melbourne Reverse

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You would need around 6,165.72A$ 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 1.04% higher than in Brisbane
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 1.08% higher than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 1.16% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 4.23% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 0.01% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 21.01% 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$     7.50 A$      +7.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.21 A$     3.74 A$      -11.24 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.06 A$     3.04 A$      -0.64 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.46 A$     2.60 A$      +5.68 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.57 A$     1.39 A$      -10.99 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.65 A$     3.05 A$      +15.12 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.32 A$     2.28 A$      -31.44 %
Eggs (12) 4.15 A$     4.25 A$      +2.41 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.15 A$     10.58 A$      +15.64 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.71 A$     12.06 A$      +12.56 %
Apples (1kg) 4.30 A$     3.86 A$      -10.30 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.90 A$     3.53 A$      -9.49 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.07 A$     4.67 A$      -7.77 %
Potato (1kg) 3.10 A$     3.10 A$      -0.15 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.15 A$     2.26 A$      +5.18 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.52 A$     2.42 A$      -4.14 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.75 A$     15.00 A$      -4.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.68 A$     4.39 A$      -6.32 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.09 A$     4.69 A$      -22.99 %
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$     129.00 A$      -14.00 %
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$      -1.73 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,831.29 A$     27,581.29 A$      -0.90 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 193.64 A$     206.70 A$      +6.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.73 A$     0.95 A$      +30.56 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.83 A$     64.37 A$      -10.39 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.43 A$     74.90 A$      +32.74 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.72 A$     18.18 A$      +23.55 %
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) 92.02 A$     106.93 A$      +16.21 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60.61 A$     78.47 A$      +29.46 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 130.68 A$     147.83 A$      +13.12 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 130.31 A$     147.33 A$      +13.06 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,737.32 A$     1,639.96 A$      -5.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,145.67 A$     1,204.07 A$      +5.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,090.15 A$     3,129.89 A$      +1.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,834.38 A$     1,923.96 A$      +4.88 %
 
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 4,200.00 A$     6,004.55 A$      +42.97 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,681.49 A$     4,503.06 A$      +22.32 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.64     5.56      -1.32 %
 
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