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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Australia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 7.61% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 9.29% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in Australia are 12.98% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 10.50% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Australia are 1.69% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 1.72% higher than in United States

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  United States  Australia      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $
(15.45 A$)
    12.82 $
(18.00 A$)
     +16.51 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
(70.23 A$)
    56.96 $
(80.00 A$)
     +13.92 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.75 $
(9.48 A$)
    6.41 $
(9.00 A$)
     -5.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(4.92 A$)
    4.45 $
(6.25 A$)
     +27.14 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(7.02 A$)
    5.70 $
(8.00 A$)
     +13.92 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.74 $
(5.25 A$)
    2.88 $
(4.05 A$)
     -22.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(2.32 A$)
    2.24 $
(3.15 A$)
     +36.09 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.34 $
(1.88 A$)
    1.84 $
(2.58 A$)
     +37.46 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.75 $
(5.27 A$)
    3.95 $
(5.55 A$)
     +5.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.26 $
(3.18 A$)
    1.83 $
(2.57 A$)
     -19.13 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.50 $
(2.10 A$)
    0.94 $
(1.32 A$)
     -37.07 %
Eggs (12) 2.49 $
(3.50 A$)
    3.31 $
(4.65 A$)
     +32.82 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.50 $
(6.32 A$)
    3.13 $
(4.39 A$)
     -30.41 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.84 $
(5.39 A$)
    3.57 $
(5.01 A$)
     -6.99 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 $
(2.60 A$)
    1.35 $
(1.90 A$)
     -26.96 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.82 $
(2.56 A$)
    1.19 $
(1.68 A$)
     -34.55 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2.51 A$)
    1.51 $
(2.13 A$)
     -15.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1.66 A$)
    0.95 $
(1.34 A$)
     -19.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(2.22 A$)
    1.73 $
(2.43 A$)
     +9.53 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $
(2.48 A$)
    1.79 $
(2.51 A$)
     +1.45 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(16.85 A$)
    10.68 $
(15.00 A$)
     -11.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(2.48 A$)
    3.51 $
(4.93 A$)
     +98.56 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.38 $
(3.34 A$)
    3.93 $
(5.52 A$)
     +65.39 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.13 $
(8.61 A$)
    15.66 $
(22.00 A$)
     +155.53 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(2.81 A$)
    2.85 $
(4.00 A$)
     +42.40 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(91.29 A$)
    92.56 $
(130.00 A$)
     +42.40 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(4.21 A$)
    2.85 $
(4.00 A$)
     -5.07 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(3.51 A$)
    2.49 $
(3.49 A$)
     -0.54 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(42.13 A$)
    35.60 $
(50.00 A$)
     +18.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.84 $
(3.99 A$)
    3.85 $
(5.41 A$)
     +35.34 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(29,494.50 A$)
    17,800.28 $
(25,000.50 A$)
     -15.24 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 157.56 $
(221.30 A$)
    150.23 $
(211.00 A$)
     -4.66 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.22 A$)
    0.38 $
(0.54 A$)
     +141.88 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.95 $
(67.34 A$)
    50.35 $
(70.72 A$)
     +5.01 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.11 $
(52.12 A$)
    45.98 $
(64.58 A$)
     +23.92 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.24 $
(25.62 A$)
    14.18 $
(19.92 A$)
     -22.24 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(14.04 A$)
    12.82 $
(18.00 A$)
     +28.16 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.17 $
(57.82 A$)
    71.95 $
(101.06 A$)
     +74.77 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.81 $
(50.30 A$)
    49.53 $
(69.57 A$)
     +38.32 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.70 $
(107.73 A$)
    98.07 $
(137.73 A$)
     +27.85 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 87.23 $
(122.51 A$)
    91.37 $
(128.32 A$)
     +4.74 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,013.73 $
(1,423.78 A$)
    1,222.56 $
(1,717.08 A$)
     +20.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 792.65 $
(1,113.28 A$)
    874.38 $
(1,228.06 A$)
     +10.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,729.77 $
(2,429.46 A$)
    2,034.17 $
(2,856.99 A$)
     +17.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,341.89 $
(1,884.68 A$)
    1,379.97 $
(1,938.17 A$)
     +2.84 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 205.77 $
(289.00 A$)
    537.19 $
(754.49 A$)
     +161.07 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 132.51 $
(186.11 A$)
    346.63 $
(486.84 A$)
     +161.59 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,684.58 $
(3,770.50 A$)
    2,984.29 $
(4,191.44 A$)
     +11.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.18     5.14      +22.91 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2015September, 2015
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Currency: USD