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Cost of Living Comparison Between Rochester, NY and Melbourne Reverse

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You would need around 6,097.25A$ (5,372.03$) in Melbourne to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 3,500.00$ 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 41.51% higher than in Rochester, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 53.49% higher than in Rochester, NY
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 87.14% higher than in Rochester, NY
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 36.38% higher than in Rochester, NY
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 22.53% higher than in Rochester, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 7.99% lower than in Rochester, NY

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  Rochester, NY  Melbourne      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.00 $     13.22 $      +46.84 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $     70.48 $      +40.97 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     7.27 $      +3.84 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $     6.17 $      +105.58 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 $     6.61 $      +65.20 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.75 $     3.29 $      -12.22 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.85 $     2.66 $      +43.70 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.54 $     2.26 $      +46.79 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.75 $     1.22 $      +62.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.80 $     2.56 $      -8.56 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.46 $     2.04 $      -17.21 %
Eggs (12) 1.91 $     3.69 $      +92.64 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.23 $     10.15 $      -0.73 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 4.95 $     10.56 $      +113.48 %
Apples (1kg) 3.48 $     3.43 $      -1.48 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.68 $     3.11 $      -33.57 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.45 $     4.22 $      +22.50 %
Potato (1kg) 4.20 $     2.84 $      -32.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.73 $     2.06 $      +19.32 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $     2.17 $      +18.60 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $     13.22 $      +32.16 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.60 $     3.93 $      +146.11 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.37 $     4.01 $      +69.15 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.95 $     16.74 $      +68.24 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     3.17 $      +58.59 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 $     114.10 $      +128.19 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $     3.08 $      -38.33 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.59 $     1.76 $      +10.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.50 $     44.05 $      +151.73 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.00 $     1.33 $      +33.02 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $     25,390.74 $      +1.56 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 133.19 $     180.65 $      +35.64 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.80 $      +1,228.93 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.50 $     55.54 $      +48.11 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.00 $     65.64 $      +118.80 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     16.18 $      -19.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     15.86 $      +58.59 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 36.70 $     93.18 $      +153.91 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.17 $     68.86 $      +101.55 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 60.00 $     127.83 $      +113.04 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 75.00 $     130.22 $      +73.62 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 833.33 $     1,449.76 $      +73.97 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 762.50 $     1,062.63 $      +39.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,050.00 $     2,728.40 $      +159.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,050.00 $     1,675.60 $      +59.58 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 791.04 $     7,682.11 $      +871.14 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 675.16 $     5,378.85 $      +696.68 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,775.00 $     3,918.87 $      +41.22 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.25     5.67      +7.97 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2014October, 2014
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