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Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 14.89% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 15.25% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 16.07% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 18.40% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 4.46% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 1.53% lower than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 A$
(12.78 $)
    13.31 A$
(10.00 $)
     -21.73 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$
(60.12 $)
    59.88 A$
(45.00 $)
     -25.15 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 A$
(6.76 $)
    8.65 A$
(6.50 $)
     -3.90 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$
(4.51 $)
    4.66 A$
(3.50 $)
     -22.38 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.90 A$
(5.94 $)
    6.65 A$
(5.00 $)
     -15.78 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.05 A$
(3.04 $)
    4.95 A$
(3.72 $)
     +22.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.16 A$
(2.37 $)
    2.19 A$
(1.64 $)
     -30.78 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.58 A$
(1.94 $)
    1.77 A$
(1.33 $)
     -31.59 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.43 A$
(4.08 $)
    5.06 A$
(3.81 $)
     -6.82 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.54 A$
(1.91 $)
    3.00 A$
(2.25 $)
     +17.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.36 A$
(1.03 $)
    1.94 A$
(1.46 $)
     +42.40 %
Eggs (12) 4.57 A$
(3.43 $)
    3.23 A$
(2.42 $)
     -29.42 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.41 A$
(3.32 $)
    5.86 A$
(4.40 $)
     +32.81 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.97 A$
(3.74 $)
    5.01 A$
(3.76 $)
     +0.78 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.92 A$
(1.45 $)
    2.39 A$
(1.79 $)
     +24.05 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.71 A$
(1.28 $)
    2.38 A$
(1.79 $)
     +39.78 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.15 A$
(1.62 $)
    2.37 A$
(1.78 $)
     +10.01 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.36 A$
(1.02 $)
    1.56 A$
(1.17 $)
     +14.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.43 A$
(1.83 $)
    2.10 A$
(1.58 $)
     -13.58 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 A$
(1.86 $)
    2.35 A$
(1.77 $)
     -4.85 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(11.27 $)
    15.97 A$
(12.00 $)
     +6.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.94 A$
(3.71 $)
    2.30 A$
(1.73 $)
     -53.52 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.44 A$
(4.09 $)
    3.03 A$
(2.28 $)
     -44.27 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 21.00 A$
(15.78 $)
    7.98 A$
(6.00 $)
     -61.98 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$
(3.01 $)
    2.66 A$
(2.00 $)
     -33.47 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.00 A$
(96.20 $)
    82.50 A$
(62.00 $)
     -35.55 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$
(3.01 $)
    3.99 A$
(3.00 $)
     -0.20 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.49 A$
(2.62 $)
    3.33 A$
(2.50 $)
     -4.75 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$
(37.58 $)
    39.92 A$
(30.00 $)
     -20.16 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.50 A$
(4.13 $)
    3.83 A$
(2.88 $)
     -30.32 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 A$
(19,540.06 $)
    27,942.60 A$
(21,000.00 $)
     +7.47 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 214.26 A$
(161.02 $)
    211.07 A$
(158.63 $)
     -1.49 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.76 A$
(0.57 $)
    0.21 A$
(0.16 $)
     -71.75 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.32 A$
(54.35 $)
    62.71 A$
(47.13 $)
     -13.29 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.17 A$
(48.98 $)
    49.77 A$
(37.40 $)
     -23.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.15 A$
(15.14 $)
    24.90 A$
(18.72 $)
     +23.60 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$
(13.53 $)
    13.31 A$
(10.00 $)
     -26.08 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.05 A$
(75.94 $)
    54.30 A$
(40.81 $)
     -46.27 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 68.93 A$
(51.80 $)
    47.42 A$
(35.64 $)
     -31.21 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 139.89 A$
(105.14 $)
    102.76 A$
(77.23 $)
     -26.54 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.67 A$
(95.20 $)
    114.91 A$
(86.36 $)
     -9.28 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,678.44 A$
(1,261.41 $)
    1,294.26 A$
(972.69 $)
     -22.89 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,194.35 A$
(897.60 $)
    1,014.08 A$
(762.12 $)
     -15.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,710.37 A$
(2,036.95 $)
    2,226.55 A$
(1,673.34 $)
     -17.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,876.71 A$
(1,410.42 $)
    1,726.26 A$
(1,297.35 $)
     -8.02 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 761.44 A$
(572.25 $)
    269.42 A$
(202.48 $)
     -64.62 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 484.65 A$
(364.24 $)
    173.84 A$
(130.65 $)
     -64.13 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,243.10 A$
(3,188.86 $)
    3,540.94 A$
(2,661.16 $)
     -16.55 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.27     4.21      -20.21 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015July, 2015
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Currency: AUD