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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Australia 

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 47.99% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 53.15% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in Australia are 64.58% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 51.92% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Australia are 33.06% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 20.88% lower than in United States

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  United States  Australia      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     15.87 $      +58.67 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     74.67 $      +65.93 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     7.93 $      +26.94 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     5.80 $      +65.76 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     7.00 $      +40.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     3.67 $      +0.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     2.84 $      +79.16 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     2.41 $      +89.66 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     1.45 $      +45.59 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 $     2.74 $      +14.69 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.90 $     2.67 $      -7.79 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     4.01 $      +78.22 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.47 $     9.48 $      +0.05 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.63 $     10.44 $      +36.82 %
Apples (1kg) 3.70 $     3.77 $      +1.82 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 $     3.28 $      -8.37 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.72 $     4.56 $      +22.57 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     2.71 $      +15.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     2.26 $      +43.83 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     2.50 $      +42.27 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     14.00 $      +16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $     4.49 $      +96.53 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 $     4.89 $      +49.25 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     17.27 $      +187.79 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     3.73 $      +86.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $     112.00 $      +69.70 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     3.64 $      +21.34 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.92 $      +23.77 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.20 $     44.89 $      +59.20 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.42 $      +47.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     25,658.02 $      +28.29 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 161.85 $     200.02 $      +23.58 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.82 $      +459.95 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.18 $     61.43 $      +33.03 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.52 $     63.51 $      +60.70 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.45 $     18.22 $      -1.20 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     16.33 $      +63.34 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.77 $     95.53 $      +134.30 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.50 $     66.39 $      +81.88 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.31 $     136.10 $      +78.36 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 83.42 $     126.76 $      +51.95 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 993.57 $     1,677.04 $      +68.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 750.17 $     1,238.20 $      +65.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,700.09 $     2,962.10 $      +74.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,282.20 $     1,905.20 $      +48.59 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,909.27 $     6,945.01 $      +263.75 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,230.64 $     4,632.23 $      +276.41 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,271.75 $     3,964.49 $      +21.17 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     5.99      +42.47 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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