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Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 28.22% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 29.47% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 32.09% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 30.32% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 20.18% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 21.96% higher than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 A$     11.36 A$      -33.15 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     51.14 A$      -36.08 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.00 A$     7.39 A$      -17.93 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.50 A$     3.98 A$      -38.81 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     5.68 A$      -24.24 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 A$     4.18 A$      +5.27 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.05 A$     1.84 A$      -39.69 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.56 A$     1.47 A$      -42.57 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.51 A$     1.15 A$      -24.02 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.93 A$     2.76 A$      -5.59 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 A$     3.46 A$      +20.22 %
Eggs (12) 4.36 A$     2.63 A$      -39.65 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.18 A$     10.82 A$      +6.27 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.27 A$     8.87 A$      -21.30 %
Apples (1kg) 4.20 A$     4.35 A$      +3.55 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.69 A$     4.27 A$      +15.65 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.93 A$     4.37 A$      -11.39 %
Potato (1kg) 2.96 A$     2.73 A$      -7.67 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.37 A$     1.79 A$      -24.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.52 A$     2.01 A$      -20.11 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     13.64 A$      -9.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.85 A$     2.62 A$      -45.97 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.36 A$     3.76 A$      -29.91 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     6.82 A$      -65.91 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     2.27 A$      -43.18 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 125.00 A$     78.41 A$      -37.27 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$     3.41 A$      -14.77 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.14 A$     1.77 A$      -17.51 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$     34.09 A$      -31.82 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.54 A$     1.09 A$      -29.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,369.94 A$     23,864.40 A$      -12.81 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 216.88 A$     182.27 A$      -15.96 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.89 A$     0.18 A$      -79.88 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.10 A$     53.50 A$      -21.44 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.83 A$     44.89 A$      -32.83 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.54 A$     20.26 A$      +3.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     11.36 A$      -36.87 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.57 A$     46.77 A$      -53.95 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 71.34 A$     40.84 A$      -42.75 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 143.85 A$     87.76 A$      -38.99 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 134.19 A$     96.22 A$      -28.29 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,774.26 A$     1,168.30 A$      -34.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,271.30 A$     878.51 A$      -30.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,057.22 A$     1,974.22 A$      -35.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,005.24 A$     1,485.52 A$      -25.92 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,574.43 A$     2,154.15 A$      -71.56 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,853.19 A$     1,426.21 A$      -70.61 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,361.64 A$     3,751.72 A$      -13.98 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.68     4.21      -25.87 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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