Cost of Living Comparison Between Melbourne and London 

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Cost of Living in London is 18.2% higher than in Melbourne (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in London is 42.6% higher than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in London are 92.7% higher than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in London are 32.7% higher than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in London are 8.5% lower than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in London is 21.4% lower than in Melbourne
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Restaurants
Melbourne Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 A$
(13.04 £)
38.35 A$
(20.00 £)
     +53.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$
(62.59 £)
153.39 A$
(80.00 £)
     +27.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$
(7.82 £)
15.34 A$
(8.00 £)
     +2.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$
(5.22 £)
12.46 A$
(6.50 £)
     +24.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 A$
(5.22 £)
10.55 A$
(5.50 £)
     +5.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.20 A$
(2.71 £)
6.98 A$
(3.64 £)
     +34.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.97 A$
(2.07 £)
3.83 A$
(2.00 £)
     -3.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.45 A$
(1.80 £)
2.92 A$
(1.52 £)
     -15.4 %
Markets
Melbourne Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.22 A$
(4.29 £)
9.58 A$
(5.00 £)
     +16.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.62 A$
(1.89 £)
2.78 A$
(1.45 £)
     -23.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.47 A$
(0.77 £)
1.80 A$
(0.94 £)
     +22.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.81 A$
(3.03 £)
6.05 A$
(3.16 £)
     +4.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.47 A$
(3.38 £)
6.52 A$
(3.40 £)
     +0.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.91 A$
(3.08 £)
6.60 A$
(3.44 £)
     +11.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.55 A$
(4.98 £)
10.79 A$
(5.63 £)
     +13.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.04 A$
(1.06 £)
2.27 A$
(1.19 £)
     +11.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.73 A$
(0.90 £)
1.20 A$
(0.62 £)
     -30.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.70 A$
(0.89 £)
2.30 A$
(1.20 £)
     +35.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.58 A$
(1.35 £)
2.95 A$
(1.54 £)
     +14.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 A$
(0.78 £)
1.13 A$
(0.59 £)
     -23.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.45 A$
(0.76 £)
1.06 A$
(0.55 £)
     -26.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.24 A$
(1.69 £)
1.94 A$
(1.01 £)
     -40.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.15 A$
(1.12 £)
2.51 A$
(1.31 £)
     +16.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.50 A$
(9.65 £)
18.69 A$
(9.75 £)
     +1.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.16 A$
(3.73 £)
3.98 A$
(2.08 £)
     -44.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.44 A$
(4.40 £)
4.77 A$
(2.49 £)
     -43.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 A$
(23.47 £)
28.76 A$
(15.00 £)
     -36.1 %
Transportation
Melbourne Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.30 A$
(2.76 £)
5.37 A$
(2.80 £)
     +1.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 185.40 A$
(96.69 £)
383.48 A$
(200.00 £)
     +106.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.50 A$
(2.87 £)
9.11 A$
(4.75 £)
     +65.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 A$
(2.52 £)
6.01 A$
(3.13 £)
     +24.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 44.74 A$
(23.33 £)
57.52 A$
(30.00 £)
     +28.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.32 A$
(3.82 £)
11.02 A$
(5.75 £)
     +50.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 42,051.00 A$
(21,931.42 £)
53,753.92 A$
(28,035.00 £)
     +27.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,042.76 A$
(17,754.78 £)
51,505.10 A$
(26,862.14 £)
     +51.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Melbourne Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 234.81 A$
(122.46 £)
569.81 A$
(297.18 £)
     +142.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 40.26 A$
(21.00 £)
29.54 A$
(15.40 £)
     -26.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.84 A$
(41.64 £)
58.74 A$
(30.63 £)
     -26.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Melbourne Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.65 A$
(42.59 £)
89.71 A$
(46.79 £)
     +9.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.00 A$
(11.47 £)
28.04 A$
(14.62 £)
     +27.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22.00 A$
(11.47 £)
28.76 A$
(15.00 £)
     +30.7 %
Childcare
Melbourne Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,501.72 A$
(1,304.76 £)
3,553.13 A$
(1,853.11 £)
     +42.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,987.50 A$
(15,118.24 £)
38,622.26 A$
(20,143.18 £)
     +33.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Melbourne Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 117.75 A$
(61.41 £)
159.09 A$
(82.97 £)
     +35.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 78.91 A$
(41.16 £)
77.29 A$
(40.31 £)
     -2.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 161.98 A$
(84.48 £)
172.46 A$
(89.95 £)
     +6.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 169.56 A$
(88.43 £)
195.06 A$
(101.73 £)
     +15.0 %
Rent Per Month
Melbourne Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,222.42 A$
(1,159.09 £)
4,117.05 A$
(2,147.22 £)
     +85.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,832.46 A$
(955.71 £)
3,067.97 A$
(1,600.08 £)
     +67.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,206.65 A$
(2,193.95 £)
8,438.90 A$
(4,401.25 £)
     +100.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,693.32 A$
(1,404.68 £)
5,481.33 A$
(2,858.75 £)
     +103.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Melbourne Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 996.28 A$
(519.60 £)
2,454.65 A$
(1,280.20 £)
     +146.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 782.54 A$
(408.13 £)
1,433.92 A$
(747.85 £)
     +83.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Melbourne Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,274.56 A$
(3,272.46 £)
7,029.38 A$
(3,666.12 £)
     +12.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.39 5.50      -13.8 %
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