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Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 7.17% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 8.60% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 11.60% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 9.48% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 1.59% higher than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 1.62% lower than in Australia

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  Australia  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$
(12.83 $)
    15.43 A$
(11.00 $)
     -14.29 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$
(57.04 $)
    70.13 A$
(50.00 $)
     -12.34 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 A$
(6.42 $)
    9.47 A$
(6.75 $)
     +5.20 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$
(4.28 $)
    4.91 A$
(3.50 $)
     -18.18 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 8.00 A$
(5.70 $)
    7.01 A$
(5.00 $)
     -12.34 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.05 A$
(2.89 $)
    5.25 A$
(3.74 $)
     +29.52 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.16 A$
(2.25 $)
    2.31 A$
(1.65 $)
     -26.72 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.59 A$
(1.84 $)
    1.88 A$
(1.34 $)
     -27.42 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.55 A$
(3.96 $)
    5.26 A$
(3.75 $)
     -5.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.57 A$
(1.84 $)
    3.18 A$
(2.26 $)
     +23.40 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.32 A$
(0.94 $)
    2.10 A$
(1.50 $)
     +58.47 %
Eggs (12) 4.65 A$
(3.31 $)
    3.49 A$
(2.49 $)
     -24.80 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.39 A$
(3.13 $)
    6.31 A$
(4.50 $)
     +43.64 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.01 A$
(3.57 $)
    5.38 A$
(3.84 $)
     +7.42 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 A$
(1.35 $)
    2.60 A$
(1.85 $)
     +36.76 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.67 A$
(1.19 $)
    2.56 A$
(1.82 $)
     +52.88 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.12 A$
(1.51 $)
    2.51 A$
(1.79 $)
     +18.02 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.34 A$
(0.96 $)
    1.66 A$
(1.18 $)
     +23.95 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.43 A$
(1.73 $)
    2.21 A$
(1.58 $)
     -8.91 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.52 A$
(1.80 $)
    2.47 A$
(1.76 $)
     -1.79 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(10.69 $)
    16.83 A$
(12.00 $)
     +12.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.93 A$
(3.52 $)
    2.48 A$
(1.77 $)
     -49.71 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.50 A$
(3.92 $)
    3.33 A$
(2.38 $)
     -39.43 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 22.00 A$
(15.69 $)
    8.58 A$
(6.12 $)
     -60.98 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$
(2.85 $)
    2.81 A$
(2.00 $)
     -29.87 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 A$
(92.69 $)
    91.17 A$
(65.00 $)
     -29.87 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$
(2.85 $)
    4.21 A$
(3.00 $)
     +5.20 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.49 A$
(2.49 $)
    3.51 A$
(2.50 $)
     +0.41 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$
(35.65 $)
    42.08 A$
(30.00 $)
     -15.84 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.41 A$
(3.86 $)
    3.99 A$
(2.84 $)
     -26.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.50 A$
(17,824.39 $)
    29,454.60 A$
(21,000.00 $)
     +17.82 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 211.00 A$
(150.43 $)
    220.87 A$
(157.47 $)
     +4.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.54 A$
(0.38 $)
    0.22 A$
(0.16 $)
     -58.71 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.61 A$
(50.34 $)
    67.27 A$
(47.96 $)
     -4.72 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.55 A$
(46.02 $)
    52.05 A$
(37.11 $)
     -19.36 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.86 A$
(14.16 $)
    25.58 A$
(18.24 $)
     +28.79 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$
(12.83 $)
    14.03 A$
(10.00 $)
     -22.08 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.19 A$
(72.14 $)
    57.74 A$
(41.17 $)
     -42.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 69.65 A$
(49.66 $)
    50.23 A$
(35.82 $)
     -27.88 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 137.89 A$
(98.31 $)
    107.57 A$
(76.69 $)
     -21.99 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 128.83 A$
(91.85 $)
    122.45 A$
(87.30 $)
     -4.95 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,717.08 A$
(1,224.22 $)
    1,422.67 A$
(1,014.31 $)
     -17.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,228.06 A$
(875.56 $)
    1,111.87 A$
(792.72 $)
     -9.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,856.99 A$
(2,036.92 $)
    2,428.31 A$
(1,731.29 $)
     -15.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,941.99 A$
(1,384.56 $)
    1,882.86 A$
(1,342.40 $)
     -3.05 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 754.49 A$
(537.92 $)
    288.68 A$
(205.81 $)
     -61.74 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 486.84 A$
(347.10 $)
    185.92 A$
(132.55 $)
     -61.81 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,191.34 A$
(2,988.26 $)
    3,768.96 A$
(2,687.12 $)
     -10.08 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.14     4.18      -18.70 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2015September, 2015
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Currency: AUD