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Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States 

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Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in United States are 32.20% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 34.47% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 38.99% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 33.98% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 24.61% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 25.81% higher than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 A$     10.77 A$      -36.63 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     48.48 A$      -39.40 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.50 A$     6.73 A$      -20.79 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.50 A$     3.77 A$      -41.99 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     5.39 A$      -28.18 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.93 A$     3.92 A$      -0.23 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.04 A$     1.71 A$      -43.91 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.58 A$     1.37 A$      -47.02 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.55 A$     1.07 A$      -31.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.93 A$     2.57 A$      -12.37 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.87 A$     3.12 A$      +8.91 %
Eggs (12) 4.30 A$     2.42 A$      -43.66 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.17 A$     10.20 A$      +0.36 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.21 A$     8.22 A$      -26.61 %
Apples (1kg) 4.07 A$     3.99 A$      -1.92 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.51 A$     3.86 A$      +9.73 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.91 A$     4.01 A$      -18.41 %
Potato (1kg) 2.90 A$     2.53 A$      -12.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.43 A$     1.69 A$      -30.39 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.69 A$     1.90 A$      -29.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     12.93 A$      -13.82 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.82 A$     2.46 A$      -48.92 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.25 A$     3.53 A$      -32.79 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 18.50 A$     6.46 A$      -65.06 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     2.15 A$      -46.13 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 A$     70.56 A$      -41.20 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.90 A$     3.23 A$      -17.13 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.09 A$     1.67 A$      -20.12 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.10 A$     30.38 A$      -36.84 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.52 A$     1.04 A$      -31.73 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,490.00 A$     21,546.00 A$      -21.62 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 214.96 A$     174.31 A$      -18.91 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.88 A$     0.16 A$      -81.96 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.90 A$     49.73 A$      -24.55 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 67.80 A$     42.55 A$      -37.24 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.46 A$     19.87 A$      +2.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.50 A$     10.77 A$      -38.44 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.97 A$     43.92 A$      -56.92 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 70.99 A$     39.30 A$      -44.64 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 145.99 A$     82.19 A$      -43.70 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 135.55 A$     89.83 A$      -33.73 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,795.55 A$     1,070.74 A$      -40.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,329.13 A$     808.40 A$      -39.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,180.24 A$     1,832.71 A$      -42.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,044.45 A$     1,382.05 A$      -32.40 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,440.88 A$     2,062.85 A$      -72.28 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,962.97 A$     1,325.77 A$      -73.29 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,260.97 A$     3,512.92 A$      -17.56 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.98     4.20      -29.69 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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