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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 8.13% lower than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 17.59% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 31.02% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 0.41% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 3.43% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 1.00% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 A$ 16.00 A$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$ 80.00 A$      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.50 A$ 10.00 A$      -4.76 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.50 A$ 9.00 A$      +5.88 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.99 A$ 4.13 A$      +3.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.19 A$ 3.10 A$      -2.75 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.54 A$ 2.75 A$      +8.29 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.46 A$ 4.75 A$      -12.93 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.38 A$ 2.39 A$      +0.37 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.20 A$ 1.31 A$      +9.06 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.94 A$ 4.06 A$      +3.12 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.77 A$ 4.52 A$      +19.84 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.48 A$ 4.49 A$      +0.21 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.16 A$ 6.21 A$      -13.25 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.92 A$ 1.77 A$      -7.98 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.46 A$ 1.25 A$      -14.78 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.52 A$ 1.40 A$      -8.28 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 A$ 2.13 A$      -5.06 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.47 A$ 1.36 A$      -7.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.15 A$ 1.12 A$      -3.00 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.56 A$ 2.53 A$      -1.43 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.74 A$ 2.16 A$      +23.68 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.00 A$ 3.51 A$      -29.86 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.13 A$ 5.50 A$      +7.14 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 29.50 A$ 30.00 A$      +1.69 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.30 A$      +7.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 146.50 A$      -32.61 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$ 4.80 A$      +20.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.52 A$ 2.61 A$      -25.93 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$ 34.20 A$      -39.66 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.32 A$ 5.38 A$      +1.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 A$ 25,490.00 A$      +1.96 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,434.36 A$ 23,308.48 A$      -8.36 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 175.91 A$ 200.22 A$      +13.82 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.68 A$ 0.18 A$      -73.58 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.76 A$ 71.70 A$      +2.78 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 73.50 A$ 64.30 A$      -12.52 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.12 A$ 22.29 A$      -7.59 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,064.39 A$ 1,784.10 A$      -13.58 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,647.06 A$ 20,838.24 A$      +11.75 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 100.44 A$ 99.82 A$      -0.62 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.92 A$ 60.95 A$      -1.57 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 129.53 A$ 134.99 A$      +4.21 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 155.18 A$ 150.24 A$      -3.18 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,654.66 A$ 1,765.49 A$      -33.49 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,947.76 A$ 1,368.38 A$      -29.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,667.07 A$ 3,384.30 A$      -27.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,201.55 A$ 2,146.39 A$      -32.96 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,283.78 A$ 805.30 A$      -37.27 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 814.27 A$ 646.14 A$      -20.65 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,256.63 A$ 4,375.61 A$      -16.76 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.31 4.46      +3.67 %
Last update: August 2018August 2018
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