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Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 19.48% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 20.04% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 21.29% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 21.19% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 8.85% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 0.64% lower than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 A$     12.78 A$      -24.82 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     57.51 A$      -28.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 A$     8.31 A$      -7.69 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$     4.47 A$      -25.44 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     6.39 A$      -14.79 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.07 A$     4.74 A$      +16.44 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.11 A$     2.10 A$      -32.55 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.57 A$     1.66 A$      -35.56 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.42 A$     1.29 A$      -9.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.80 A$     3.13 A$      +11.82 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.95 A$     3.98 A$      +34.83 %
Eggs (12) 4.47 A$     3.04 A$      -31.96 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.72 A$     12.23 A$      +25.81 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.98 A$     10.30 A$      -6.26 %
Apples (1kg) 4.28 A$     4.90 A$      +14.56 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.74 A$     4.88 A$      +30.46 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.81 A$     4.99 A$      +3.77 %
Potato (1kg) 3.03 A$     3.15 A$      +3.89 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 A$     2.05 A$      -15.27 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.42 A$     2.28 A$      -5.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     15.34 A$      +2.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.01 A$     2.21 A$      -55.86 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.56 A$     2.83 A$      -49.02 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     7.67 A$      -61.66 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     2.56 A$      -36.10 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.50 A$     81.80 A$      -35.84 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$     3.83 A$      -4.14 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.17 A$     1.99 A$      -8.51 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$     38.34 A$      -22.07 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.49 A$     0.99 A$      -33.17 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,995.00 A$     26,840.10 A$      -0.57 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 208.36 A$     202.34 A$      -2.89 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.94 A$     0.19 A$      -79.64 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.23 A$     59.95 A$      -15.84 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.17 A$     48.38 A$      -25.77 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.63 A$     23.44 A$      +19.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     12.78 A$      -28.99 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.82 A$     51.96 A$      -47.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 67.25 A$     45.53 A$      -32.29 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 142.08 A$     98.89 A$      -30.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 126.10 A$     108.41 A$      -14.03 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,661.55 A$     1,213.34 A$      -26.98 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,195.88 A$     964.58 A$      -19.34 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,763.39 A$     2,113.65 A$      -23.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,908.87 A$     1,613.99 A$      -15.45 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,798.54 A$     2,525.48 A$      -62.85 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,464.48 A$     1,668.65 A$      -62.62 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,238.83 A$     3,367.47 A$      -20.56 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.39     4.20      -22.09 %
 
Last updateApril, 2015April, 2015
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Currency: AUD