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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Melbourne Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 6.80% lower than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 19.05% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 36.33% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 0.33% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 4.65% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 7.81% 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$ 8.50 A$      -5.56 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.89 A$ 3.94 A$      +1.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.19 A$ 3.25 A$      +1.85 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.70 A$ 2.71 A$      +0.63 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.61 A$ 4.90 A$      -12.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.56 A$ 2.26 A$      -11.95 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.15 A$ 1.22 A$      +5.90 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.74 A$ 4.54 A$      -4.30 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.52 A$ 4.92 A$      +8.99 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.59 A$ 4.51 A$      -1.91 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.98 A$ 7.17 A$      +2.62 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.97 A$ 1.80 A$      -8.46 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.33 A$ 1.38 A$      +4.29 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.69 A$ 1.62 A$      -4.25 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.59 A$ 2.34 A$      -9.73 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.45 A$ 1.56 A$      +7.33 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.30 A$ 1.22 A$      -5.94 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.64 A$ 2.59 A$      -2.15 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.12 A$ 2.03 A$      -4.27 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.17 A$ 5.57 A$      +7.68 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.24 A$ 6.26 A$      +19.47 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 28.60 A$ 25.00 A$      -12.59 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.10 A$      +2.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 160.00 A$ 145.08 A$      -9.32 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 A$ 4.20 A$      +16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 A$ 3.14 A$      -15.22 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.54 A$ 34.20 A$      -39.51 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.97 A$ 5.00 A$      +0.45 %
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) 24,469.00 A$ 23,401.73 A$      -4.36 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177.64 A$ 208.39 A$      +17.31 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.68 A$ 0.18 A$      -72.97 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.00 A$ 71.93 A$      +4.25 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.74 A$ 65.96 A$      -9.32 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.90 A$ 19.81 A$      -20.43 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,863.53 A$ 1,392.22 A$      -25.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,181.82 A$ 22,888.89 A$      +13.41 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 102.82 A$ 98.83 A$      -3.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.71 A$ 65.57 A$      +4.55 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 137.71 A$ 133.09 A$      -3.36 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150.34 A$ 148.67 A$      -1.12 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,687.30 A$ 1,726.40 A$      -35.76 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,933.17 A$ 1,274.01 A$      -34.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,781.22 A$ 3,027.02 A$      -36.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,056.83 A$ 1,931.30 A$      -36.82 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,238.05 A$ 778.06 A$      -37.15 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 759.78 A$ 626.09 A$      -17.59 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,842.44 A$ 4,225.93 A$      -12.73 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 4.28 4.40      +2.89 %
Last update: November 2017November 2017
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