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Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 17.46% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 17.77% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 18.45% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 19.45% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 6.34% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 1.05% higher than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 A$
(12.97 $)
    13.10 A$
(10.00 $)
     -22.92 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$
(61.05 $)
    58.96 A$
(45.00 $)
     -26.30 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 A$
(6.87 $)
    8.52 A$
(6.50 $)
     -5.37 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$
(4.58 $)
    4.59 A$
(3.50 $)
     -23.57 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$
(5.72 $)
    6.55 A$
(5.00 $)
     -12.65 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.06 A$
(3.10 $)
    4.87 A$
(3.71 $)
     +19.96 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.13 A$
(2.39 $)
    2.15 A$
(1.64 $)
     -31.50 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.57 A$
(1.96 $)
    1.73 A$
(1.32 $)
     -32.73 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.40 A$
(4.12 $)
    5.06 A$
(3.86 $)
     -6.41 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.54 A$
(1.93 $)
    2.93 A$
(2.24 $)
     +15.59 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.36 A$
(1.04 $)
    1.86 A$
(1.42 $)
     +37.26 %
Eggs (12) 4.53 A$
(3.46 $)
    3.14 A$
(2.40 $)
     -30.61 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.44 A$
(3.39 $)
    5.73 A$
(4.38 $)
     +29.18 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.03 A$
(3.84 $)
    4.86 A$
(3.71 $)
     -3.39 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.92 A$
(1.47 $)
    2.31 A$
(1.76 $)
     +20.20 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.72 A$
(1.32 $)
    2.30 A$
(1.75 $)
     +33.26 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.16 A$
(1.65 $)
    2.33 A$
(1.78 $)
     +7.67 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.38 A$
(1.05 $)
    1.51 A$
(1.15 $)
     +9.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.40 A$
(1.83 $)
    2.08 A$
(1.59 $)
     -13.47 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 A$
(1.86 $)
    2.33 A$
(1.78 $)
     -4.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(11.45 $)
    15.72 A$
(12.00 $)
     +4.82 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.01 A$
(3.83 $)
    2.24 A$
(1.71 $)
     -55.39 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.62 A$
(4.29 $)
    2.96 A$
(2.26 $)
     -47.22 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$
(15.26 $)
    7.86 A$
(6.00 $)
     -60.69 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$
(3.05 $)
    2.62 A$
(2.00 $)
     -34.48 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 A$
(96.92 $)
    83.86 A$
(64.00 $)
     -33.97 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$
(3.05 $)
    3.93 A$
(3.00 $)
     -1.73 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.47 A$
(2.65 $)
    3.28 A$
(2.50 $)
     -5.55 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.60 A$
(37.85 $)
    39.31 A$
(30.00 $)
     -20.75 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.57 A$
(4.25 $)
    3.85 A$
(2.94 $)
     -30.96 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 A$
(20,605.97 $)
    27,516.30 A$
(21,000.00 $)
     +1.91 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 215.08 A$
(164.14 $)
    208.33 A$
(158.99 $)
     -3.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.92 A$
(0.70 $)
    0.21 A$
(0.16 $)
     -77.70 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.78 A$
(54.78 $)
    61.61 A$
(47.02 $)
     -14.17 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.60 A$
(50.07 $)
    49.82 A$
(38.02 $)
     -24.06 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.10 A$
(15.34 $)
    24.32 A$
(18.56 $)
     +20.99 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$
(13.74 $)
    13.10 A$
(10.00 $)
     -27.21 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.07 A$
(77.14 $)
    53.27 A$
(40.65 $)
     -47.30 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 68.47 A$
(52.26 $)
    47.11 A$
(35.95 $)
     -31.20 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 143.63 A$
(109.61 $)
    101.75 A$
(77.65 $)
     -29.16 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.40 A$
(97.23 $)
    111.61 A$
(85.18 $)
     -12.39 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,675.15 A$
(1,278.44 $)
    1,279.89 A$
(976.79 $)
     -23.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,208.89 A$
(922.60 $)
    1,003.60 A$
(765.93 $)
     -16.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,811.79 A$
(2,145.92 $)
    2,217.01 A$
(1,691.99 $)
     -21.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,905.20 A$
(1,454.02 $)
    1,698.44 A$
(1,296.23 $)
     -10.85 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 725.24 A$
(553.49 $)
    268.64 A$
(205.02 $)
     -62.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 473.37 A$
(361.27 $)
    175.61 A$
(134.02 $)
     -62.90 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,248.22 A$
(3,242.18 $)
    3,529.99 A$
(2,694.03 $)
     -16.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.35     4.20      -21.48 %
 
Last updateMay, 2015May, 2015
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Currency: AUD