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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 7.01% lower than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 17.09% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 31.47% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 2.96% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 3.21% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 4.75% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 A$ 16.00 A$      +6.67 %
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) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.00 A$ 9.00 A$      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.96 A$ 4.06 A$      +2.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.20 A$ 3.05 A$      -4.78 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.49 A$ 2.61 A$      +4.92 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.57 A$ 4.81 A$      -13.76 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 A$ 2.37 A$      -3.61 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.24 A$ 1.25 A$      +1.08 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.04 A$ 4.16 A$      +3.13 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.93 A$ 4.33 A$      +10.26 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.54 A$ 4.63 A$      +1.87 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.11 A$ 6.24 A$      -12.27 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.94 A$ 1.78 A$      -8.57 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.45 A$ 1.28 A$      -11.87 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 A$ 1.33 A$      -13.27 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 A$ 2.25 A$      -2.65 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 A$ 1.42 A$      +1.77 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 A$ 1.10 A$      -5.63 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.62 A$ 2.53 A$      -3.51 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.63 A$ 1.93 A$      +18.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -11.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.87 A$ 3.97 A$      -18.42 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.21 A$ 5.62 A$      +7.88 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 29.00 A$ 29.00 A$      0.00 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.21 A$      +5.13 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 195.65 A$ 145.04 A$      -25.87 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 A$ 4.50 A$      +25.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.52 A$ 2.61 A$      -25.94 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$ 34.20 A$      -39.66 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.20 A$ 5.28 A$      +1.59 %
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) 25,081.50 A$ 23,045.58 A$      -8.12 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.43 A$ 209.51 A$      +16.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.74 A$ 0.17 A$      -76.65 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.79 A$ 72.16 A$      +1.95 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 75.28 A$ 62.88 A$      -16.48 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.08 A$ 23.69 A$      +2.62 %
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 2,079.50 A$ 1,607.90 A$      -22.68 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,294.12 A$ 20,589.29 A$      +12.55 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.50 A$ 99.18 A$      -0.32 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60.05 A$ 62.26 A$      +3.68 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 129.67 A$ 131.51 A$      +1.42 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.37 A$ 150.92 A$      +1.72 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,640.80 A$ 1,740.01 A$      -34.11 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,920.22 A$ 1,341.80 A$      -30.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,614.39 A$ 3,281.45 A$      -28.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,128.85 A$ 2,069.15 A$      -33.87 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,219.60 A$ 807.94 A$      -33.75 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 792.15 A$ 634.65 A$      -19.88 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,145.09 A$ 4,468.52 A$      -13.15 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.30 4.52      +5.09 %
Last update: June 2018June 2018
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