Cost of Living Comparison Between Melbourne and Geelong 

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Rent Prices in Geelong are 41.5% lower than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in Geelong are 11.4% lower than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in Geelong are 9.0% lower than in Melbourne
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Restaurants
Melbourne Edit Geelong Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 A$ 25.00 A$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 125.00 A$ 92.50 A$      -26.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$ 10.00 A$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 A$ 6.50 A$      -35.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.09 A$ 5.09 A$      0.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.86 A$ 3.86 A$      0.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.65 A$ 3.65 A$      0.0 %
Markets
Melbourne Edit Geelong Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.97 A$ 7.97 A$      0.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.52 A$ 2.66 A$      -24.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.58 A$ 0.64 A$      -59.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.69 A$ 4.00 A$      -29.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.35 A$ 5.44 A$      -14.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.90 A$ 5.90 A$      0.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.54 A$ 8.54 A$      0.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.10 A$ 1.81 A$      -13.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.73 A$ 1.73 A$      0.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 A$ 1.81 A$      0.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.59 A$ 1.77 A$      -31.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 A$ 1.61 A$      0.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.48 A$ 1.13 A$      -23.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.40 A$ 2.90 A$      -14.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 A$ 1.85 A$      -7.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.50 A$ 17.50 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.57 A$ 5.49 A$      -27.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.43 A$ 5.00 A$      -40.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 A$ 45.00 A$      0.0 %
Transportation
Melbourne Edit Geelong Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$ 9.80 A$      +96.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 195.75 A$ ?     
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.50 A$ 6.50 A$      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.23 A$ 5.23 A$      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 65.00 A$ 65.00 A$      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.29 A$ 6.89 A$      -5.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,113.50 A$ 40,113.50 A$      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,486.35 A$ 32,486.35 A$      0.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Melbourne Edit Geelong Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 298.07 A$ 230.00 A$      -22.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 42.67 A$ 42.67 A$      0.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.56 A$ 81.56 A$      0.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Melbourne Edit Geelong Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 87.24 A$ 52.00 A$      -40.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.14 A$ ?     
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22.00 A$ 14.00 A$      -36.4 %
Childcare
Melbourne Edit Geelong Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,485.06 A$ 1,978.00 A$      -20.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,877.78 A$ 28,877.78 A$      0.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Melbourne Edit Geelong Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 132.67 A$ 132.67 A$      0.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 86.67 A$ 80.00 A$      -7.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 168.29 A$ 140.00 A$      -16.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 202.48 A$ 100.00 A$      -50.6 %
Rent Per Month
Melbourne Edit Geelong Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,440.00 A$ 2,165.26 A$      -11.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,988.25 A$ 1,380.00 A$      -30.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,886.94 A$ 1,875.00 A$      -61.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,106.27 A$ 1,850.00 A$      -40.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Melbourne Edit Geelong Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,243.74 A$ ?     
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,083.08 A$ ?     
Salaries And Financing
Melbourne Edit Geelong Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,778.57 A$ 4,929.39 A$      -14.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.61 6.61      0.0 %
Last update: February 2024March 2024
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