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Cost of Living Comparison Between Rochester, NY and Melbourne 

You would need around 6,173.80A$ (5,780.17$) in Melbourne to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 3,400.00$ in Rochester, NY (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 57.72% higher than in Rochester, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 70.00% higher than in Rochester, NY
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 101.73% higher than in Rochester, NY
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 53.72% higher than in Rochester, NY
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 33.18% higher than in Rochester, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 17.09% higher than in Rochester, NY

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  Rochester, NY  Melbourne      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.50 $     14.04 $      +47.83 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 $     74.90 $      +87.25 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.74 $     7.49 $      +11.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $     6.55 $      +118.46 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 $     6.55 $      +63.84 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.75 $     3.49 $      -6.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.80 $     2.79 $      +54.59 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.39 $     2.40 $      +72.75 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.64 $     1.38 $      +116.82 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.54 $     2.77 $      +9.10 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.39 $     2.30 $      -3.94 %
Eggs (12) 1.65 $     3.74 $      +126.04 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.72 $     10.34 $      +6.43 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 5.26 $     11.35 $      +115.97 %
Apples (1kg) 3.61 $     3.64 $      +0.79 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.74 $     3.26 $      -31.26 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.38 $     4.61 $      +36.37 %
Potato (1kg) 2.60 $     2.95 $      +13.56 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.67 $     2.13 $      +27.51 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.82 $     2.34 $      +28.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $     14.04 $      -6.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.90 $     4.37 $      +130.56 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.37 $     4.29 $      +81.14 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.90 $     16.85 $      +70.23 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 $     3.49 $      +248.75 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 46.50 $     121.24 $      +160.74 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     3.28 $      +9.23 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.86 $     1.71 $      -7.99 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.50 $     46.81 $      +128.35 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.02 $     1.39 $      +36.76 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $     25,737.29 $      +7.24 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 97.60 $     176.54 $      +80.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.84 $      +1,305.66 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.96 $     58.77 $      +36.81 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.00 $     66.09 $      +154.19 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     18.26 $      -8.72 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.75 $     16.85 $      +92.60 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 36.30 $     97.97 $      +169.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.33 $     68.56 $      +141.96 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 63.33 $     135.22 $      +113.50 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 68.33 $     138.80 $      +103.13 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 740.00 $     1,569.98 $      +112.16 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 675.00 $     1,230.84 $      +82.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,100.00 $     2,973.01 $      +170.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,266.67 $     1,854.87 $      +46.44 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 791.04 $     7,977.82 $      +908.52 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 675.16 $     5,689.80 $      +742.73 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,000.00 $     3,981.13 $      +99.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.05     5.97      +18.12 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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