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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Australia 

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 47.50% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 52.63% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in Australia are 63.99% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 51.49% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Australia are 32.66% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 20.48% lower than in United States

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  United States  Australia      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     15.78 $      +57.82 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     74.27 $      +65.04 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     7.89 $      +26.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     6.03 $      +72.40 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     6.96 $      +39.25 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     3.65 $      +0.25 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     2.82 $      +78.24 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     2.40 $      +88.73 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     1.44 $      +45.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 $     2.72 $      +14.12 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.90 $     2.66 $      -8.17 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     3.99 $      +77.51 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.47 $     9.44 $      -0.35 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.63 $     10.40 $      +36.27 %
Apples (1kg) 3.70 $     3.77 $      +1.97 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 $     3.26 $      -8.86 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.72 $     4.56 $      +22.58 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     2.69 $      +14.59 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     2.26 $      +43.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     2.50 $      +41.83 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     13.92 $      +16.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $     4.48 $      +95.81 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 $     4.88 $      +48.80 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     17.17 $      +186.24 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     3.71 $      +85.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.50 $     111.40 $      +70.08 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     3.62 $      +20.68 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.94 $      +25.20 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.20 $     44.65 $      +58.34 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.41 $      +46.50 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     25,519.87 $      +27.60 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 161.80 $     199.56 $      +23.33 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.82 $      +454.27 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.16 $     61.18 $      +32.54 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.50 $     62.94 $      +59.34 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.45 $     18.07 $      -2.05 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     16.25 $      +62.46 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.77 $     94.66 $      +132.16 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.48 $     65.90 $      +80.67 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.29 $     135.54 $      +77.65 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 83.38 $     125.84 $      +50.92 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 993.91 $     1,669.84 $      +68.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 750.39 $     1,233.89 $      +64.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,701.21 $     2,952.30 $      +73.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,282.88 $     1,897.92 $      +47.94 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,914.83 $     6,907.61 $      +260.74 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,230.64 $     4,607.29 $      +274.38 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,259.22 $     3,955.64 $      +21.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     5.98      +42.23 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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