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Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 27.30% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 28.95% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 32.35% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 28.13% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 19.25% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 21.79% higher than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 A$     11.47 A$      -28.28 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     51.64 A$      -35.45 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.95 A$     7.46 A$      -16.66 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.50 A$     4.02 A$      -38.21 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     5.74 A$      -23.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 A$     4.22 A$      +6.22 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.05 A$     1.85 A$      -39.24 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.57 A$     1.48 A$      -42.22 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.51 A$     1.16 A$      -23.24 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.93 A$     2.79 A$      -5.09 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.89 A$     3.51 A$      +21.45 %
Eggs (12) 4.34 A$     2.66 A$      -38.81 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.17 A$     10.94 A$      +7.54 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.25 A$     8.94 A$      -20.48 %
Apples (1kg) 4.19 A$     4.40 A$      +4.96 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.68 A$     4.31 A$      +17.21 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.91 A$     4.43 A$      -9.75 %
Potato (1kg) 2.95 A$     2.76 A$      -6.39 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 A$     1.81 A$      -24.07 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.52 A$     2.03 A$      -19.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     13.77 A$      -8.20 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.87 A$     2.64 A$      -45.73 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.33 A$     3.79 A$      -29.00 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     6.88 A$      -65.58 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     2.29 A$      -42.63 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 125.50 A$     79.18 A$      -36.91 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$     3.44 A$      -13.94 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.14 A$     1.78 A$      -16.70 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$     34.42 A$      -31.15 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.54 A$     1.10 A$      -28.57 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,490.00 A$     24,097.50 A$      -12.34 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 218.70 A$     183.95 A$      -15.89 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.91 A$     0.18 A$      -80.19 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.15 A$     53.93 A$      -20.87 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.64 A$     45.21 A$      -32.17 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.68 A$     20.80 A$      +5.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     11.47 A$      -36.25 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.54 A$     47.27 A$      -53.45 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 71.22 A$     41.36 A$      -41.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 144.09 A$     88.57 A$      -38.53 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 134.30 A$     97.00 A$      -27.78 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,784.42 A$     1,176.20 A$      -34.08 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,280.13 A$     883.30 A$      -31.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,110.28 A$     1,983.33 A$      -36.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,013.47 A$     1,496.88 A$      -25.66 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,623.98 A$     2,186.68 A$      -71.32 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,882.72 A$     1,437.57 A$      -70.56 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,382.04 A$     3,791.69 A$      -13.47 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.68     4.21      -25.93 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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