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Cost of Living Comparison Between Rochester, NY and Melbourne Reverse

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You would need around 6,086.07A$ (5,352.27$) in Melbourne to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 3,500.00$ in Rochester, NY (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 41.14% higher than in Rochester, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 52.92% higher than in Rochester, NY
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 86.03% higher than in Rochester, NY
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 36.39% higher than in Rochester, NY
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 21.97% higher than in Rochester, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 8.01% lower than in Rochester, NY

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  Rochester, NY  Melbourne      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.00 $     13.19 $      +46.57 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $     70.35 $      +40.71 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     7.48 $      +6.79 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $     6.16 $      +105.20 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 $     6.60 $      +64.89 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.75 $     3.28 $      -12.47 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.85 $     2.65 $      +43.36 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.54 $     2.25 $      +46.11 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.75 $     1.23 $      +64.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.80 $     2.58 $      -8.00 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.46 $     2.02 $      -17.73 %
Eggs (12) 1.91 $     3.70 $      +93.44 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.23 $     10.03 $      -1.97 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 4.95 $     10.49 $      +112.07 %
Apples (1kg) 3.48 $     3.42 $      -1.66 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.68 $     3.11 $      -33.69 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.45 $     4.19 $      +21.42 %
Potato (1kg) 4.20 $     2.80 $      -33.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.73 $     2.03 $      +17.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $     2.15 $      +17.59 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $     13.19 $      +31.91 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.60 $     3.92 $      +145.65 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.37 $     4.00 $      +68.84 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.95 $     16.71 $      +67.93 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     3.21 $      +60.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 $     113.89 $      +127.77 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $     3.08 $      -38.44 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.59 $     1.76 $      +10.62 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.50 $     43.97 $      +151.27 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.00 $     1.33 $      +32.61 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $     25,285.84 $      +1.14 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 133.19 $     180.28 $      +35.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.80 $      +1,226.47 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.50 $     55.35 $      +47.60 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.00 $     65.52 $      +118.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     16.15 $      -19.25 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     15.83 $      +58.30 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 36.70 $     93.00 $      +153.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.17 $     68.72 $      +101.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 60.00 $     127.57 $      +112.61 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 75.00 $     129.96 $      +73.28 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 833.33 $     1,440.91 $      +72.91 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 762.50 $     1,060.30 $      +39.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,050.00 $     2,701.52 $      +157.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,050.00 $     1,672.51 $      +59.29 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 791.04 $     7,667.92 $      +869.34 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 675.16 $     5,368.92 $      +695.20 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,775.00 $     3,903.71 $      +40.67 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.25     5.65      +7.68 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2014October, 2014
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