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Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 27.44% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 28.77% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 31.52% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 28.06% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 19.22% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 22.75% higher than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 A$     11.50 A$      -28.14 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     51.74 A$      -35.32 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.00 A$     7.47 A$      -16.96 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.50 A$     4.02 A$      -38.09 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.60 A$     5.75 A$      -24.36 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.98 A$     4.24 A$      +6.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.07 A$     1.87 A$      -39.10 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.56 A$     1.49 A$      -41.76 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.53 A$     1.16 A$      -23.86 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.97 A$     2.80 A$      -5.65 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 A$     3.53 A$      +22.38 %
Eggs (12) 4.38 A$     2.68 A$      -38.90 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.21 A$     10.98 A$      +7.47 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.29 A$     9.02 A$      -20.08 %
Apples (1kg) 4.23 A$     4.40 A$      +4.06 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.73 A$     4.35 A$      +16.51 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.92 A$     4.42 A$      -10.21 %
Potato (1kg) 2.98 A$     2.78 A$      -6.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.35 A$     1.83 A$      -22.34 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 A$     2.04 A$      -18.41 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     13.80 A$      -8.02 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.87 A$     2.65 A$      -45.50 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.40 A$     3.80 A$      -29.58 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     6.90 A$      -65.51 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     2.30 A$      -42.51 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 126.50 A$     80.49 A$      -36.37 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$     3.45 A$      -13.77 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.14 A$     1.79 A$      -16.54 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$     34.26 A$      -31.47 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.54 A$     1.10 A$      -28.71 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,490.00 A$     24,065.31 A$      -12.46 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 215.50 A$     182.85 A$      -15.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.94 A$     0.18 A$      -80.69 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.77 A$     54.09 A$      -21.34 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 67.84 A$     45.49 A$      -32.95 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.82 A$     20.51 A$      +3.48 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     11.50 A$      -36.12 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 102.33 A$     47.11 A$      -53.96 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 70.58 A$     41.22 A$      -41.59 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 144.69 A$     89.01 A$      -38.48 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 135.53 A$     97.61 A$      -27.98 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,783.44 A$     1,179.75 A$      -33.85 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,267.70 A$     889.61 A$      -29.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,081.65 A$     2,003.13 A$      -35.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,011.30 A$     1,504.36 A$      -25.20 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,693.73 A$     2,198.92 A$      -71.42 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,834.50 A$     1,448.16 A$      -70.05 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,352.86 A$     3,805.78 A$      -12.57 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.64     4.21      -25.42 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014November, 2014
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