Cost of Living Comparison Between Melbourne and Athens 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Athens are 26.99% lower than in Melbourne (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Athens are 37.36% lower than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in Athens are 59.68% lower than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in Athens are 25.26% lower than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in Athens are 41.63% lower than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in Athens is 59.12% lower than in Melbourne
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Restaurants
Melbourne Edit Athens Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.46 €
(20.00 A$)
10.00 €
(16.05 A$)
     -19.73 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 62.29 €
(100.00 A$)
40.00 €
(64.22 A$)
     -35.78 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.47 €
(12.00 A$)
6.00 €
(9.63 A$)
     -19.73 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.23 €
(10.00 A$)
4.00 €
(6.42 A$)
     -35.78 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.92 €
(9.50 A$)
5.00 €
(8.03 A$)
     -15.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.70 €
(4.33 A$)
2.88 €
(4.62 A$)
     +6.64 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.96 €
(3.14 A$)
1.74 €
(2.79 A$)
     -11.16 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.65 €
(2.65 A$)
0.50 €
(0.80 A$)
     -69.76 %
Markets
Melbourne Edit Athens Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.68 €
(5.91 A$)
4.50 €
(7.23 A$)
     +22.28 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.73 €
(2.78 A$)
0.69 €
(1.11 A$)
     -59.97 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.73 €
(1.17 A$)
0.80 €
(1.28 A$)
     +9.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.00 €
(4.82 A$)
3.08 €
(4.94 A$)
     +2.45 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.57 €
(5.73 A$)
3.73 €
(5.99 A$)
     +4.67 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.17 €
(5.09 A$)
3.18 €
(5.11 A$)
     +0.42 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.98 €
(8.00 A$)
4.34 €
(6.97 A$)
     -12.88 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.26 €
(2.03 A$)
0.67 €
(1.08 A$)
     -46.69 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.90 €
(1.45 A$)
0.66 €
(1.07 A$)
     -26.57 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.94 €
(1.51 A$)
0.43 €
(0.70 A$)
     -53.83 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.27 €
(2.03 A$)
0.65 €
(1.04 A$)
     -48.64 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 €
(1.47 A$)
0.37 €
(0.59 A$)
     -60.04 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.72 €
(1.16 A$)
0.35 €
(0.56 A$)
     -51.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.56 €
(2.51 A$)
0.57 €
(0.92 A$)
     -63.39 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.42 €
(2.27 A$)
0.85 €
(1.36 A$)
     -40.13 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.34 €
(15.00 A$)
6.00 €
(9.63 A$)
     -35.78 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.59 €
(5.77 A$)
1.39 €
(2.24 A$)
     -61.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.93 €
(6.31 A$)
2.09 €
(3.36 A$)
     -46.75 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 24.92 €
(40.00 A$)
4.60 €
(7.39 A$)
     -81.54 %
Transportation
Melbourne Edit Athens Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 €
(4.50 A$)
1.40 €
(2.25 A$)
     -50.05 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.17 €
(156.00 A$)
30.00 €
(48.16 A$)
     -69.13 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.11 €
(5.00 A$)
3.40 €
(5.46 A$)
     +9.17 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.63 €
(2.61 A$)
1.21 €
(1.94 A$)
     -25.77 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.23 €
(34.08 A$)
11.92 €
(19.14 A$)
     -43.85 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.25 €
(5.22 A$)
5.72 €
(9.18 A$)
     +76.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,129.28 €
(27,500.00 A$)
20,000.00 €
(32,108.76 A$)
     +16.76 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,488.82 €
(26,471.78 A$)
18,997.60 €
(30,499.47 A$)
     +15.22 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Melbourne Edit Athens Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 125.33 €
(201.21 A$)
141.81 €
(227.67 A$)
     +13.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 €
(0.21 A$)
0.35 €
(0.56 A$)
     +170.60 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.09 €
(74.00 A$)
32.83 €
(52.70 A$)
     -28.78 %
Sports And Leisure
Melbourne Edit Athens Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.01 €
(64.24 A$)
26.82 €
(43.06 A$)
     -32.98 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.41 €
(21.52 A$)
18.72 €
(30.06 A$)
     +39.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.46 €
(20.00 A$)
7.50 €
(12.04 A$)
     -39.80 %
Childcare
Melbourne Edit Athens Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,547.45 €
(2,484.33 A$)
413.08 €
(663.17 A$)
     -73.31 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,417.92 €
(18,330.77 A$)
7,330.00 €
(11,767.86 A$)
     -35.80 %
Clothing And Shoes
Melbourne Edit Athens Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.22 €
(99.88 A$)
69.31 €
(111.27 A$)
     +11.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.85 €
(57.56 A$)
28.15 €
(45.20 A$)
     -21.48 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.06 €
(134.96 A$)
70.73 €
(113.55 A$)
     -15.86 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.91 €
(147.56 A$)
86.29 €
(138.54 A$)
     -6.12 %
Rent Per Month
Melbourne Edit Athens Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,079.44 €
(1,732.97 A$)
411.56 €
(660.73 A$)
     -61.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 869.59 €
(1,396.07 A$)
364.61 €
(585.35 A$)
     -58.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,061.28 €
(3,309.26 A$)
734.42 €
(1,179.06 A$)
     -64.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,376.97 €
(2,210.64 A$)
663.33 €
(1,064.94 A$)
     -51.83 %
Buy Apartment Price
Melbourne Edit Athens Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 542.25 €
(870.55 A$)
156.03 €
(250.50 A$)
     -71.23 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 454.17 €
(729.14 A$)
157.64 €
(253.09 A$)
     -65.29 %
Salaries And Financing
Melbourne Edit Athens Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,154.25 €
(5,063.95 A$)
807.58 €
(1,296.53 A$)
     -74.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.88 4.29      +49.10 %
Last update: August 2021August 2021
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