Cost of Living Comparison Between Perth and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 4.9% lower than in Perth (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 0.6% lower than in Perth
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 8.5% higher than in Perth
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 6.1% lower than in Perth
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 6.8% lower than in Perth
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 10.0% higher than in Perth
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Restaurants
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 21.50 A$ 25.00 A$      +16.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 A$ 120.00 A$      -20.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -6.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 A$ 11.00 A$      -8.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 10.00 A$      -16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.52 A$ 5.19 A$      -5.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.97 A$ 3.93 A$      -0.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.35 A$ 3.61 A$      +8.0 %
Markets
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.65 A$ 8.33 A$      -13.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.28 A$ 3.61 A$      +10.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.59 A$ 1.53 A$      -3.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.43 A$ 5.77 A$      -10.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.44 A$ 6.74 A$      -9.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.40 A$ 5.96 A$      -6.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.87 A$ 8.64 A$      -12.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.38 A$ 2.08 A$      -12.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.86 A$ 1.74 A$      -6.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.20 A$ 1.80 A$      -18.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.74 A$ 2.45 A$      -10.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 A$ 1.52 A$      -10.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 A$ 1.48 A$      +7.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.65 A$ 3.24 A$      -11.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.71 A$ 2.03 A$      -24.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 A$ 17.50 A$      +9.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.78 A$ 7.36 A$      -5.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.83 A$ 8.67 A$      -1.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 A$ 45.00 A$      0.0 %
Transportation
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.70 A$ 5.30 A$      +12.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 149.22 A$ 194.00 A$      +30.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 A$ 6.50 A$      -7.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 A$ 4.83 A$      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 80.00 A$ 65.00 A$      -18.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.17 A$ 7.32 A$      +2.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,000.00 A$ 40,608.50 A$      +1.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,438.22 A$ 32,706.35 A$      -7.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 360.45 A$ 291.09 A$      -19.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 49.77 A$ 43.09 A$      -13.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 86.12 A$ 81.18 A$      -5.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71.73 A$ 89.93 A$      +25.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.32 A$ 25.96 A$      +2.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 A$ 22.00 A$      -12.0 %
Childcare
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,515.25 A$ 2,460.05 A$      -2.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,226.18 A$ 29,600.00 A$      +46.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 135.40 A$ 132.83 A$      -1.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 107.42 A$ 88.22 A$      -17.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 177.72 A$ 166.89 A$      -6.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 226.71 A$ 195.63 A$      -13.7 %
Rent Per Month
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,627.62 A$ 2,532.09 A$      -3.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,930.20 A$ 2,025.75 A$      +5.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,896.72 A$ 4,801.75 A$      +23.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,938.61 A$ 3,001.38 A$      +2.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,093.72 A$ 1,231.16 A$      +12.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 871.35 A$ 1,049.23 A$      +20.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,583.37 A$ 6,103.54 A$      +9.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.47 6.59      +1.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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