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Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 27.88% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 29.16% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 31.83% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 29.99% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 19.77% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 21.35% higher than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 A$     11.36 A$      -33.17 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     51.12 A$      -36.09 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.00 A$     7.38 A$      -17.95 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.50 A$     3.98 A$      -38.83 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     5.68 A$      -24.26 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 A$     4.18 A$      +5.20 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.05 A$     1.84 A$      -39.72 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.56 A$     1.47 A$      -42.54 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.51 A$     1.15 A$      -24.05 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.93 A$     2.76 A$      -5.80 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.87 A$     3.46 A$      +20.42 %
Eggs (12) 4.36 A$     2.63 A$      -39.63 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.19 A$     10.83 A$      +6.29 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.27 A$     8.86 A$      -21.33 %
Apples (1kg) 4.20 A$     4.35 A$      +3.59 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.70 A$     4.27 A$      +15.41 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.93 A$     4.38 A$      -11.33 %
Potato (1kg) 2.96 A$     2.73 A$      -7.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.37 A$     1.79 A$      -24.59 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.52 A$     2.01 A$      -19.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     13.63 A$      -9.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.85 A$     2.63 A$      -45.88 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.35 A$     3.76 A$      -29.70 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     6.82 A$      -65.92 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     2.27 A$      -43.19 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 125.00 A$     78.96 A$      -36.83 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$     3.41 A$      -14.79 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.14 A$     1.76 A$      -17.53 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$     34.08 A$      -31.83 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.54 A$     1.09 A$      -29.25 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,490.00 A$     23,858.10 A$      -13.21 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 216.91 A$     182.19 A$      -16.01 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.90 A$     0.18 A$      -80.07 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.10 A$     53.46 A$      -21.50 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.84 A$     44.85 A$      -32.89 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.55 A$     20.41 A$      +4.41 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     11.36 A$      -36.88 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.58 A$     46.78 A$      -53.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 71.52 A$     40.86 A$      -42.88 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 143.87 A$     87.74 A$      -39.01 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 134.19 A$     96.10 A$      -28.39 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,774.48 A$     1,167.90 A$      -34.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,271.46 A$     877.54 A$      -30.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,057.77 A$     1,971.46 A$      -35.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,005.48 A$     1,483.37 A$      -26.03 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,574.43 A$     2,156.24 A$      -71.53 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,879.51 A$     1,425.83 A$      -70.78 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,362.37 A$     3,750.05 A$      -14.04 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.68     4.21      -25.83 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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