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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Australia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 17.56% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 18.05% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in Australia are 19.16% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 22.58% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Australia are 4.63% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 1.67% higher than in United States

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  United States  Australia      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
(13.30 A$)
    12.78 $
(17.00 A$)
     +27.80 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(59.86 A$)
    60.14 $
(80.00 A$)
     +33.65 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $
(8.65 A$)
    6.77 $
(9.00 A$)
     +4.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(4.66 A$)
    4.51 $
(6.00 A$)
     +28.87 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(6.65 A$)
    5.94 $
(7.90 A$)
     +18.78 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $
(4.95 A$)
    3.04 $
(4.05 A$)
     -18.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $
(2.19 A$)
    2.38 $
(3.16 A$)
     +44.59 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $
(1.77 A$)
    1.94 $
(2.58 A$)
     +46.22 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.81 $
(5.07 A$)
    4.08 $
(5.43 A$)
     +7.11 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.25 $
(3.00 A$)
    1.92 $
(2.55 A$)
     -14.93 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.46 $
(1.94 A$)
    1.02 $
(1.36 A$)
     -29.98 %
Eggs (12) 2.42 $
(3.22 A$)
    3.43 $
(4.56 A$)
     +41.47 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.40 $
(5.86 A$)
    3.30 $
(4.39 A$)
     -25.02 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.77 $
(5.01 A$)
    3.73 $
(4.97 A$)
     -0.86 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2.39 A$)
    1.44 $
(1.92 A$)
     -19.53 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2.38 A$)
    1.28 $
(1.71 A$)
     -28.48 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $
(2.37 A$)
    1.62 $
(2.16 A$)
     -8.87 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(1.56 A$)
    1.02 $
(1.36 A$)
     -12.81 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(2.10 A$)
    1.83 $
(2.43 A$)
     +15.52 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(2.35 A$)
    1.86 $
(2.48 A$)
     +5.34 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(15.96 A$)
    11.28 $
(15.00 A$)
     -6.03 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $
(2.30 A$)
    3.72 $
(4.95 A$)
     +115.47 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.28 $
(3.03 A$)
    4.10 $
(5.45 A$)
     +79.91 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(7.98 A$)
    15.79 $
(21.00 A$)
     +163.12 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(2.66 A$)
    3.01 $
(4.00 A$)
     +50.35 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 62.00 $
(82.47 A$)
    96.23 $
(128.00 A$)
     +55.20 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3.99 A$)
    3.01 $
(4.00 A$)
     +0.24 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(3.33 A$)
    2.63 $
(3.49 A$)
     +5.02 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(39.91 A$)
    37.59 $
(50.00 A$)
     +25.29 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.88 $
(3.83 A$)
    4.14 $
(5.50 A$)
     +43.65 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(27,934.20 A$)
    19,545.93 $
(26,000.00 A$)
     -6.92 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.43 $
(210.75 A$)
    161.67 $
(215.05 A$)
     +2.04 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.21 A$)
    0.57 $
(0.76 A$)
     +255.15 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.15 $
(62.72 A$)
    54.43 $
(72.40 A$)
     +15.44 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.38 $
(49.72 A$)
    48.99 $
(65.17 A$)
     +31.08 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.72 $
(24.90 A$)
    15.15 $
(20.15 A$)
     -19.07 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(13.30 A$)
    13.53 $
(18.00 A$)
     +35.32 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.82 $
(54.30 A$)
    75.85 $
(100.90 A$)
     +85.80 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.65 $
(47.42 A$)
    51.92 $
(69.06 A$)
     +45.66 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.23 $
(102.74 A$)
    105.34 $
(140.12 A$)
     +36.39 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.35 $
(114.87 A$)
    95.27 $
(126.72 A$)
     +10.32 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 972.49 $
(1,293.61 A$)
    1,261.79 $
(1,678.44 A$)
     +29.75 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 761.66 $
(1,013.17 A$)
    897.87 $
(1,194.35 A$)
     +17.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,674.46 $
(2,227.36 A$)
    2,037.57 $
(2,710.37 A$)
     +21.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,297.59 $
(1,726.06 A$)
    1,410.84 $
(1,876.71 A$)
     +8.73 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 202.79 $
(269.75 A$)
    572.43 $
(761.44 A$)
     +182.27 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 131.03 $
(174.29 A$)
    364.35 $
(484.65 A$)
     +178.07 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,660.05 $
(3,538.40 A$)
    3,192.86 $
(4,247.14 A$)
     +20.03 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.21     5.27      +25.35 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015July, 2015
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Currency: USD