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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 33.11% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 35.34% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 39.78% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 34.84% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 25.61% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 27.79% higher than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.94 A$     10.68 A$      -36.93 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     48.08 A$      -39.90 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.50 A$     6.68 A$      -21.43 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.50 A$     3.74 A$      -42.47 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     5.34 A$      -28.77 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.93 A$     3.89 A$      -0.81 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.04 A$     1.69 A$      -44.35 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.58 A$     1.36 A$      -47.43 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.56 A$     1.06 A$      -31.89 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.93 A$     2.55 A$      -13.04 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.87 A$     3.09 A$      +7.90 %
Eggs (12) 4.30 A$     2.41 A$      -44.07 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.18 A$     10.13 A$      -0.49 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.18 A$     8.16 A$      -26.98 %
Apples (1kg) 4.06 A$     3.96 A$      -2.29 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.52 A$     3.82 A$      +8.57 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.90 A$     3.97 A$      -18.92 %
Potato (1kg) 2.90 A$     2.51 A$      -13.31 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 A$     1.68 A$      -30.51 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.69 A$     1.88 A$      -30.04 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     12.82 A$      -14.52 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.82 A$     2.44 A$      -49.35 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.22 A$     3.51 A$      -32.74 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 18.50 A$     6.41 A$      -65.35 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     2.14 A$      -46.58 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 A$     70.52 A$      -41.23 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.90 A$     3.21 A$      -17.81 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.06 A$     1.66 A$      -19.43 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.10 A$     30.29 A$      -37.02 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.52 A$     1.03 A$      -32.30 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,490.00 A$     21,370.00 A$      -22.26 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 214.48 A$     173.18 A$      -19.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.88 A$     0.16 A$      -82.23 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.10 A$     49.31 A$      -25.40 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 68.30 A$     42.27 A$      -38.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.59 A$     19.71 A$      +0.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.50 A$     10.68 A$      -38.94 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 102.42 A$     43.58 A$      -57.46 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 71.05 A$     39.08 A$      -45.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 145.60 A$     81.54 A$      -44.00 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 135.80 A$     89.16 A$      -34.34 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,793.63 A$     1,061.60 A$      -40.81 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,326.44 A$     800.52 A$      -39.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,172.96 A$     1,819.97 A$      -42.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,042.57 A$     1,369.71 A$      -32.94 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,440.88 A$     2,031.33 A$      -72.70 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,962.97 A$     1,314.35 A$      -73.52 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,233.43 A$     3,498.10 A$      -17.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.99     4.20      -29.90 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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