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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Melbourne Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 5.76% lower than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 17.66% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 34.60% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 0.19% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 2.52% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 6.53% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 A$ 15.00 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) 10.00 A$ 10.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 A$ 8.00 A$      +3.23 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 8.80 A$      -2.22 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.91 A$ 3.98 A$      +1.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.19 A$ 3.20 A$      +0.28 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.65 A$ 2.66 A$      +0.29 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.56 A$ 5.02 A$      -9.55 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.55 A$ 2.37 A$      -6.98 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.14 A$ 1.26 A$      +10.89 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.43 A$ 4.37 A$      -1.32 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.20 A$ 4.70 A$      +11.98 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.48 A$ 4.41 A$      -1.56 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.98 A$ 7.02 A$      +0.56 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.97 A$ 1.81 A$      -8.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.35 A$ 1.39 A$      +2.90 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.67 A$ 1.60 A$      -4.24 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.58 A$ 2.34 A$      -9.03 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.39 A$ 1.56 A$      +12.02 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 A$ 1.19 A$      -5.64 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.57 A$ 2.61 A$      +1.79 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 A$ 1.89 A$      -4.47 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.50 A$ 15.00 A$      -9.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.21 A$ 5.50 A$      +5.56 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.29 A$ 6.35 A$      +20.14 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 29.00 A$ 26.50 A$      -8.62 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.10 A$      +2.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 173.91 A$ 145.01 A$      -16.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 A$ 4.35 A$      +20.83 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.54 A$ 3.14 A$      -11.36 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$ 34.20 A$      -39.66 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.05 A$ 5.08 A$      +0.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 A$ 25,000.00 A$      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,640.83 A$ 23,665.48 A$      -3.96 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.44 A$ 216.19 A$      +22.53 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.67 A$ 0.20 A$      -70.82 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.13 A$ 72.17 A$      +2.91 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.42 A$ 64.38 A$      -13.50 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.81 A$ 19.94 A$      -19.64 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,921.52 A$ 1,343.00 A$      -30.11 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,461.54 A$ 22,375.00 A$      +21.20 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 98.38 A$ 97.00 A$      -1.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.45 A$ 63.59 A$      +1.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 134.25 A$ 133.67 A$      -0.43 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 147.41 A$ 151.19 A$      +2.57 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,630.48 A$ 1,744.38 A$      -33.69 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,925.99 A$ 1,270.20 A$      -34.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,654.86 A$ 3,066.77 A$      -34.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,081.87 A$ 1,958.85 A$      -36.44 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,239.24 A$ 798.60 A$      -35.56 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 780.49 A$ 640.10 A$      -17.99 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,879.94 A$ 4,280.50 A$      -12.28 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.23 4.38      +3.62 %
Last update: January 2018January 2018
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