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Cost of Living Comparison Between Melbourne and Houston, TX 

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Consumer Prices in Houston, TX are 5.87% lower than in Melbourne
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Houston, TX are 0.08% higher than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in Houston, TX are 11.86% higher than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in Houston, TX are 19.36% higher than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in Houston, TX are 10.92% lower than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in Houston, TX is 33.30% higher than in Melbourne
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Restaurants Melbourne[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 A$
(11.22 $)
22.73 A$
(15.00 $)
     +33.69 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$
(52.80 $)
90.91 A$
(60.00 $)
     +13.64 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.50 A$
(7.59 $)
10.61 A$
(7.00 $)
     -7.77 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.50 A$
(5.61 $)
9.09 A$
(6.00 $)
     +6.95 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(5.94 $)
9.09 A$
(6.00 $)
     +1.01 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.27 A$
(2.82 $)
6.72 A$
(4.43 $)
     +57.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.07 A$
(2.02 $)
3.02 A$
(1.99 $)
     -1.51 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.74 A$
(1.81 $)
2.65 A$
(1.75 $)
     -3.36 %
Markets Melbourne[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.61 A$
(3.70 $)
4.37 A$
(2.88 $)
     -22.17 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.71 A$
(1.79 $)
3.23 A$
(2.13 $)
     +19.08 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.15 A$
(0.76 $)
2.43 A$
(1.60 $)
     +111.08 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.54 A$
(2.99 $)
3.20 A$
(2.11 $)
     -29.53 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.55 A$
(3.00 $)
6.10 A$
(4.03 $)
     +34.09 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.85 A$
(3.20 $)
4.78 A$
(3.16 $)
     -1.43 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.76 A$
(4.46 $)
7.15 A$
(4.72 $)
     +5.71 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.92 A$
(1.27 $)
2.50 A$
(1.65 $)
     +30.15 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.66 A$
(1.10 $)
1.00 A$
(0.66 $)
     -39.97 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 A$
(1.06 $)
2.27 A$
(1.50 $)
     +41.81 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 A$
(1.51 $)
1.59 A$
(1.05 $)
     -30.36 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.67 A$
(1.10 $)
1.59 A$
(1.05 $)
     -4.95 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.33 A$
(0.87 $)
1.24 A$
(0.82 $)
     -6.49 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.54 A$
(1.68 $)
1.98 A$
(1.31 $)
     -22.06 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 A$
(1.39 $)
2.58 A$
(1.71 $)
     +22.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(9.90 $)
18.18 A$
(12.00 $)
     +21.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.41 A$
(3.57 $)
3.45 A$
(2.28 $)
     -36.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.44 A$
(3.59 $)
4.34 A$
(2.87 $)
     -20.12 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 30.35 A$
(20.03 $)
11.36 A$
(7.50 $)
     -62.56 %
Transportation Melbourne[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 A$
(2.90 $)
1.89 A$
(1.25 $)
     -56.96 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 A$
(102.96 $)
74.62 A$
(49.25 $)
     -52.17 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.10 A$
(3.37 $)
4.20 A$
(2.77 $)
     -17.56 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 A$
(1.81 $)
4.17 A$
(2.75 $)
     +52.30 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.20 A$
(22.57 $)
36.36 A$
(24.00 $)
     +6.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.58 A$
(3.68 $)
3.61 A$
(2.38 $)
     -35.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 A$
(16,499.99 $)
33,333.34 A$
(22,000.00 $)
     +33.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,648.11 A$
(16,267.75 $)
31,903.11 A$
(21,056.04 $)
     +29.43 %
Utilities (Monthly) Melbourne[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.50 A$
(135.63 $)
215.56 A$
(142.27 $)
     +4.90 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 A$
(0.13 $)
0.23 A$
(0.15 $)
     +20.58 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.52 A$
(45.88 $)
91.02 A$
(60.07 $)
     +30.93 %
Sports And Leisure Melbourne[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.56 A$
(46.57 $)
54.85 A$
(36.20 $)
     -22.27 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.38 A$
(14.77 $)
16.07 A$
(10.61 $)
     -28.17 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$
(13.20 $)
16.67 A$
(11.00 $)
     -16.67 %
Childcare Melbourne[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,943.86 A$
(1,282.95 $)
1,397.27 A$
(922.20 $)
     -28.12 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,720.59 A$
(13,675.58 $)
31,723.50 A$
(20,937.50 $)
     +53.10 %
Clothing And Shoes Melbourne[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 100.11 A$
(66.07 $)
63.49 A$
(41.91 $)
     -36.57 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.26 A$
(38.45 $)
56.51 A$
(37.30 $)
     -3.01 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 121.54 A$
(80.22 $)
103.82 A$
(68.52 $)
     -14.58 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.96 A$
(88.41 $)
149.78 A$
(98.86 $)
     +11.81 %
Rent Per Month Melbourne[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,828.29 A$
(1,206.67 $)
2,128.84 A$
(1,405.03 $)
     +16.44 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,393.53 A$
(919.73 $)
1,449.75 A$
(956.84 $)
     +4.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,270.29 A$
(2,158.39 $)
3,667.59 A$
(2,420.61 $)
     +12.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,198.61 A$
(1,451.08 $)
2,551.20 A$
(1,683.79 $)
     +16.04 %
Buy Apartment Price Melbourne[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 880.21 A$
(580.94 $)
311.63 A$
(205.68 $)
     -64.60 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 702.13 A$
(463.41 $)
164.10 A$
(108.30 $)
     -76.63 %
Salaries And Financing Melbourne[ Edit ] Houston, TX[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,642.22 A$
(3,063.87 $)
6,193.16 A$
(4,087.49 $)
     +33.41 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.03 4.12      +2.31 %
Last update: February 2020February 2020
Contributors:459389
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