Cost of Living Comparison Between Adelaide and Melbourne 

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Cost of Living in Melbourne is 10.9% lower than in Adelaide (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Melbourne is 5.0% lower than in Adelaide
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 10.1% higher than in Adelaide
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 23.2% lower than in Adelaide
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 8.3% lower than in Adelaide
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 30.1% higher than in Adelaide
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Restaurants
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 A$ 25.00 A$      -16.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.00 A$ 115.00 A$      -36.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 A$ 10.00 A$      -16.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.50 A$ 10.00 A$      -20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.68 A$ 5.24 A$      -7.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.11 A$ 3.97 A$      -3.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.52 A$ 3.51 A$      -0.1 %
Markets
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.15 A$ 8.18 A$      +0.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.60 A$ 3.59 A$      -0.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.72 A$ 1.48 A$      -14.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.64 A$ 5.84 A$      -12.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.67 A$ 6.47 A$      -15.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.34 A$ 5.94 A$      -6.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.82 A$ 9.55 A$      -11.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.16 A$ 2.04 A$      -5.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.08 A$ 1.74 A$      -16.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.70 A$ 1.72 A$      -36.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.13 A$ 2.58 A$      -17.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.07 A$ 1.52 A$      -26.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 A$ 1.45 A$      -16.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.51 A$ 3.24 A$      -7.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.01 A$ 2.15 A$      -28.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 18.50 A$      -7.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.90 A$ 7.16 A$      -9.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.84 A$ 8.44 A$      -4.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 45.00 A$      +12.5 %
Transportation
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.30 A$ 5.30 A$      +23.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 116.05 A$ 185.40 A$      +59.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 A$ 5.50 A$      +10.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 A$ 4.83 A$      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 A$ 44.74 A$      -25.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.20 A$ 7.32 A$      +1.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,595.00 A$ 42,051.00 A$      +6.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,346.73 A$ 34,042.76 A$      +2.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 449.32 A$ 234.81 A$      -47.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 40.29 A$ 40.26 A$      -0.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 89.40 A$ 79.17 A$      -11.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 69.15 A$ 80.12 A$      +15.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.07 A$ 22.12 A$      -21.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.50 A$ 22.00 A$      +7.3 %
Childcare
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,100.79 A$ 2,663.53 A$      +26.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,287.90 A$ 29,438.56 A$      +70.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 136.20 A$ 119.04 A$      -12.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 106.12 A$ 78.89 A$      -25.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 201.62 A$ 163.35 A$      -19.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 202.36 A$ 173.62 A$      -14.2 %
Rent Per Month
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,118.62 A$ 2,222.42 A$      +4.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,605.64 A$ 1,832.46 A$      +14.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,733.30 A$ 4,206.65 A$      +12.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,495.35 A$ 2,693.32 A$      +7.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 925.96 A$ 995.58 A$      +7.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 566.52 A$ 771.62 A$      +36.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,075.05 A$ 6,274.56 A$      +23.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.29 6.39      +1.6 %
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