Cost of Living Comparison Between Perth and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 2.56% lower than in Perth (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 7.04% higher than in Perth
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 34.18% higher than in Perth
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 10.08% lower than in Perth
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 6.83% higher than in Perth
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 2.01% higher than in Perth
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Restaurants
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$ 17.00 A$      -15.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 93.50 A$ 80.00 A$      -14.44 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$ 10.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 10.00 A$      +11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.64 A$ 4.41 A$      -4.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.09 A$ 3.26 A$      +5.29 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.88 A$ 2.87 A$      -0.30 %
Markets
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.64 A$ 6.01 A$      -9.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.59 A$ 2.71 A$      +4.74 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.34 A$ 1.22 A$      -8.96 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.96 A$ 4.71 A$      -4.92 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.69 A$ 5.52 A$      +17.65 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.75 A$ 5.11 A$      +7.55 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.23 A$ 7.40 A$      +2.26 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.87 A$ 2.05 A$      +9.68 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.52 A$ 1.47 A$      -2.90 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.50 A$ 1.57 A$      +4.63 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.05 A$ 2.21 A$      +7.84 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.43 A$ 1.46 A$      +2.18 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.86 A$ 1.16 A$      +35.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.08 A$ 2.83 A$      +35.67 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.63 A$ 2.07 A$      -21.18 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.02 A$ 5.93 A$      +18.15 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.28 A$ 5.66 A$      +7.26 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$ 40.00 A$      +14.29 %
Transportation
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 A$ 4.50 A$      +2.27 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 145.00 A$ 159.00 A$      +9.66 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.40 A$ 5.00 A$      -7.41 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.77 A$ 2.68 A$      -3.20 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.00 A$ 34.20 A$      -30.20 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.94 A$ 5.32 A$      +7.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 A$ 27,000.00 A$      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,396.70 A$ 25,588.04 A$      -3.06 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 230.33 A$ 200.75 A$      -12.84 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.66 A$ 0.19 A$      -71.33 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.61 A$ 70.58 A$      -0.04 %
Sports And Leisure
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 68.79 A$ 65.09 A$      -5.37 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.52 A$ 23.14 A$      +18.54 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.00 %
Childcare
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,812.30 A$ 2,293.08 A$      +26.53 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,836.36 A$ 19,193.33 A$      +14.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 96.86 A$ 101.29 A$      +4.57 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 65.43 A$ 53.68 A$      -17.96 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 132.72 A$ 129.71 A$      -2.27 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 141.40 A$ 137.83 A$      -2.52 %
Rent Per Month
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,486.05 A$ 1,792.27 A$      +20.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,046.92 A$ 1,402.79 A$      +33.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,445.71 A$ 3,329.17 A$      +36.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,588.10 A$ 2,286.83 A$      +44.00 %
Buy Apartment Price
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 629.36 A$ 914.35 A$      +45.28 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 468.12 A$ 751.77 A$      +60.59 %
Salaries And Financing
Perth Edit Melbourne Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,662.24 A$ 5,090.97 A$      +9.20 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.91 3.29      -15.70 %
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