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Consumer Prices in Australia are 12.28% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 13.39% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in Australia are 15.88% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 17.50% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Australia are 1.80% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 3.06% higher than in United States

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  United States  Australia      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $
(15.05 A$)
    13.15 $
(18.00 A$)
     +19.56 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(61.59 A$)
    58.45 $
(80.00 A$)
     +29.90 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.60 $
(9.03 A$)
    6.58 $
(9.00 A$)
     -0.36 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(4.79 A$)
    4.38 $
(6.00 A$)
     +25.26 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(6.84 A$)
    5.85 $
(8.00 A$)
     +16.91 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $
(5.09 A$)
    2.95 $
(4.04 A$)
     -20.66 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(2.26 A$)
    2.30 $
(3.15 A$)
     +39.45 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $
(1.82 A$)
    1.88 $
(2.57 A$)
     +40.80 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(5.17 A$)
    3.98 $
(5.45 A$)
     +5.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.26 $
(3.09 A$)
    1.87 $
(2.56 A$)
     -17.17 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.49 $
(2.04 A$)
    1.00 $
(1.37 A$)
     -32.83 %
Eggs (12) 2.45 $
(3.36 A$)
    3.36 $
(4.60 A$)
     +36.96 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.46 $
(6.10 A$)
    3.19 $
(4.37 A$)
     -28.43 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.80 $
(5.20 A$)
    3.65 $
(4.99 A$)
     -3.98 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.82 $
(2.49 A$)
    1.40 $
(1.91 A$)
     -23.11 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(2.48 A$)
    1.24 $
(1.70 A$)
     -31.30 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2.45 A$)
    1.57 $
(2.15 A$)
     -12.02 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1.61 A$)
    0.98 $
(1.34 A$)
     -16.70 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(2.16 A$)
    1.77 $
(2.42 A$)
     +12.14 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(2.42 A$)
    1.82 $
(2.49 A$)
     +2.83 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(16.42 A$)
    10.96 $
(15.00 A$)
     -8.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.74 $
(2.38 A$)
    3.58 $
(4.91 A$)
     +106.54 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.33 $
(3.19 A$)
    3.96 $
(5.42 A$)
     +70.02 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(8.21 A$)
    16.07 $
(22.00 A$)
     +167.91 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(2.74 A$)
    2.92 $
(4.00 A$)
     +46.13 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
(87.59 A$)
    93.75 $
(128.30 A$)
     +46.48 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(4.11 A$)
    2.92 $
(4.00 A$)
     -2.58 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(3.42 A$)
    2.55 $
(3.49 A$)
     +2.07 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(41.06 A$)
    36.53 $
(50.00 A$)
     +21.78 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.89 $
(3.95 A$)
    4.01 $
(5.48 A$)
     +38.76 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(28,740.60 A$)
    18,997.52 $
(26,000.00 A$)
     -9.54 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.32 $
(218.04 A$)
    154.25 $
(211.11 A$)
     -3.18 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.22 A$)
    0.44 $
(0.60 A$)
     +174.69 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.52 $
(65.03 A$)
    52.41 $
(71.72 A$)
     +10.29 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.51 $
(51.34 A$)
    47.25 $
(64.67 A$)
     +25.97 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.62 $
(25.49 A$)
    14.67 $
(20.08 A$)
     -21.22 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(13.69 A$)
    13.15 $
(18.00 A$)
     +31.52 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.01 $
(56.13 A$)
    73.95 $
(101.20 A$)
     +80.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.56 $
(48.67 A$)
    50.14 $
(68.63 A$)
     +41.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.26 $
(105.74 A$)
    102.45 $
(140.22 A$)
     +32.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.64 $
(118.58 A$)
    93.69 $
(128.22 A$)
     +8.13 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 985.65 $
(1,348.96 A$)
    1,234.75 $
(1,689.88 A$)
     +25.27 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 771.04 $
(1,055.24 A$)
    884.98 $
(1,211.18 A$)
     +14.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,694.64 $
(2,319.29 A$)
    2,015.77 $
(2,758.78 A$)
     +18.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,308.13 $
(1,790.31 A$)
    1,379.79 $
(1,888.37 A$)
     +5.48 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 206.17 $
(282.17 A$)
    548.21 $
(750.28 A$)
     +165.90 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 131.58 $
(180.09 A$)
    349.51 $
(478.35 A$)
     +165.62 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,657.49 $
(3,637.03 A$)
    3,105.55 $
(4,250.26 A$)
     +16.86 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     5.24      +24.91 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2015August, 2015
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Currency: USD