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Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 21.09% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 21.42% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 22.17% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 23.37% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 10.34% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 12.77% higher than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.25 A$     12.54 A$      -27.33 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     56.41 A$      -29.49 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 A$     8.15 A$      -9.46 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$     4.39 A$      -26.87 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     6.27 A$      -16.43 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.03 A$     4.63 A$      +14.86 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.07 A$     2.04 A$      -33.52 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.59 A$     1.62 A$      -37.60 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.46 A$     1.27 A$      -13.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.84 A$     3.06 A$      +7.96 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.92 A$     3.86 A$      +32.48 %
Eggs (12) 4.42 A$     2.95 A$      -33.30 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.89 A$     12.04 A$      +21.77 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.13 A$     10.06 A$      -9.63 %
Apples (1kg) 4.28 A$     4.81 A$      +12.33 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.67 A$     4.79 A$      +30.39 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.91 A$     4.88 A$      -0.56 %
Potato (1kg) 2.98 A$     3.08 A$      +3.35 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.37 A$     2.00 A$      -15.48 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.37 A$     2.24 A$      -5.61 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     15.04 A$      +0.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.89 A$     2.92 A$      -40.34 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.49 A$     4.20 A$      -23.46 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     7.52 A$      -62.39 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     2.51 A$      -37.32 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.30 A$     80.23 A$      -37.47 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.10 A$     3.76 A$      -8.27 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.19 A$     1.95 A$      -11.08 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.90 A$     37.61 A$      -23.09 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.54 A$     1.16 A$      -24.60 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 A$     26,325.60 A$      -2.50 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 205.61 A$     198.07 A$      -3.66 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.97 A$     0.19 A$      -80.33 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.85 A$     58.86 A$      -16.92 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.38 A$     48.37 A$      -26.01 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.83 A$     22.89 A$      +15.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     12.54 A$      -30.36 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.41 A$     51.11 A$      -48.58 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 66.31 A$     44.72 A$      -32.57 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 143.53 A$     97.29 A$      -32.22 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 129.87 A$     106.32 A$      -18.13 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,632.00 A$     1,195.50 A$      -26.75 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,169.47 A$     940.23 A$      -19.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,736.85 A$     2,071.95 A$      -24.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,896.48 A$     1,579.12 A$      -16.73 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,355.84 A$     2,413.20 A$      -67.19 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,703.79 A$     1,613.03 A$      -65.71 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,231.04 A$     3,749.30 A$      -11.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.44     4.23      -22.29 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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