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Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 10.88% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 11.82% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 13.87% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 14.87% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 1.68% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 3.08% lower than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$
(13.16 $)
    15.05 A$
(11.00 $)
     -16.38 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$
(58.47 $)
    61.57 A$
(45.00 $)
     -23.04 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 A$
(6.58 $)
    9.09 A$
(6.64 $)
     +0.95 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$
(4.39 $)
    4.79 A$
(3.50 $)
     -20.18 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 8.00 A$
(5.85 $)
    6.84 A$
(5.00 $)
     -14.48 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.04 A$
(2.95 $)
    5.09 A$
(3.72 $)
     +25.99 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.15 A$
(2.30 $)
    2.26 A$
(1.65 $)
     -28.23 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.57 A$
(1.88 $)
    1.83 A$
(1.33 $)
     -28.93 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.45 A$
(3.98 $)
    5.17 A$
(3.78 $)
     -5.07 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.56 A$
(1.87 $)
    3.09 A$
(2.26 $)
     +20.70 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.37 A$
(1.00 $)
    2.04 A$
(1.49 $)
     +48.89 %
Eggs (12) 4.60 A$
(3.36 $)
    3.36 A$
(2.45 $)
     -27.03 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.37 A$
(3.19 $)
    6.10 A$
(4.46 $)
     +39.65 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.99 A$
(3.65 $)
    5.20 A$
(3.80 $)
     +4.16 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.91 A$
(1.40 $)
    2.49 A$
(1.82 $)
     +30.11 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.70 A$
(1.24 $)
    2.48 A$
(1.81 $)
     +45.70 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.15 A$
(1.57 $)
    2.45 A$
(1.79 $)
     +13.65 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.34 A$
(0.98 $)
    1.61 A$
(1.18 $)
     +20.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 A$
(1.77 $)
    2.16 A$
(1.58 $)
     -10.87 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.49 A$
(1.82 $)
    2.42 A$
(1.77 $)
     -2.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(10.96 $)
    16.42 A$
(12.00 $)
     +9.46 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.91 A$
(3.59 $)
    2.37 A$
(1.73 $)
     -51.63 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.42 A$
(3.96 $)
    3.18 A$
(2.32 $)
     -41.31 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 22.00 A$
(16.08 $)
    8.30 A$
(6.06 $)
     -62.28 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$
(2.92 $)
    2.74 A$
(2.00 $)
     -31.59 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.30 A$
(93.77 $)
    87.57 A$
(64.00 $)
     -31.75 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$
(2.92 $)
    4.10 A$
(3.00 $)
     +2.62 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.49 A$
(2.55 $)
    3.42 A$
(2.50 $)
     -2.05 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$
(36.54 $)
    41.05 A$
(30.00 $)
     -17.90 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.48 A$
(4.01 $)
    3.95 A$
(2.89 $)
     -27.88 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 A$
(19,002.17 $)
    28,733.57 A$
(21,000.00 $)
     +10.51 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 211.11 A$
(154.29 $)
    218.00 A$
(159.32 $)
     +3.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.60 A$
(0.44 $)
    0.22 A$
(0.16 $)
     -63.54 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.77 A$
(52.46 $)
    65.03 A$
(47.53 $)
     -9.39 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.61 A$
(47.22 $)
    51.32 A$
(37.51 $)
     -20.57 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.08 A$
(14.67 $)
    25.60 A$
(18.71 $)
     +27.49 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$
(13.16 $)
    13.68 A$
(10.00 $)
     -23.99 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.07 A$
(73.86 $)
    56.16 A$
(41.05 $)
     -44.43 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 68.77 A$
(50.26 $)
    48.75 A$
(35.63 $)
     -29.11 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 139.94 A$
(102.28 $)
    105.86 A$
(77.37 $)
     -24.36 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 128.22 A$
(93.71 $)
    118.65 A$
(86.72 $)
     -7.46 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,689.88 A$
(1,235.05 $)
    1,346.37 A$
(984.00 $)
     -20.33 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,211.18 A$
(885.19 $)
    1,053.74 A$
(770.13 $)
     -13.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,758.78 A$
(2,016.26 $)
    2,313.28 A$
(1,690.66 $)
     -16.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,888.37 A$
(1,380.12 $)
    1,787.90 A$
(1,306.69 $)
     -5.32 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 750.28 A$
(548.34 $)
    281.17 A$
(205.49 $)
     -62.53 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 478.35 A$
(349.60 $)
    180.12 A$
(131.64 $)
     -62.35 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,250.29 A$
(3,106.33 $)
    3,632.52 A$
(2,654.84 $)
     -14.53 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.24     4.20      -19.87 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015July, 2015
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Currency: AUD