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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 8.57% lower than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 17.04% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 29.20% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 1.85% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 4.45% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 2.66% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$ 16.24 A$      -9.75 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$ 82.50 A$      +3.12 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 A$ 10.50 A$      +5.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 9.00 A$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.99 A$ 4.10 A$      +2.71 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.30 A$ 3.14 A$      -5.04 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.56 A$ 2.68 A$      +4.73 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.67 A$ 4.84 A$      -14.61 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.37 A$ 2.36 A$      -0.60 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.19 A$ 1.26 A$      +5.52 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.61 A$ 3.86 A$      +6.97 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.76 A$ 4.41 A$      +17.24 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.55 A$ 4.47 A$      -1.56 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.08 A$ 6.02 A$      -15.04 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.91 A$ 1.69 A$      -11.41 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.39 A$ 1.30 A$      -6.80 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.55 A$ 1.41 A$      -9.02 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.18 A$ 2.05 A$      -5.92 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.48 A$ 1.29 A$      -12.78 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 A$ 1.06 A$      -9.91 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.58 A$ 2.43 A$      -5.85 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.88 A$ 2.01 A$      +7.13 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.21 A$ 3.65 A$      -29.95 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.39 A$ 5.73 A$      +6.39 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 30.00 A$ 30.00 A$      0.00 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.30 A$      +7.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 150.00 A$      -31.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$ 4.80 A$      +20.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.52 A$ 2.62 A$      -25.75 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.54 A$ 34.20 A$      -39.51 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.58 A$ 5.52 A$      -1.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 A$ 25,240.00 A$      +0.96 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,102.64 A$ 22,998.12 A$      -8.38 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.63 A$ 195.86 A$      +9.04 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.65 A$ 0.18 A$      -72.28 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.00 A$ 70.73 A$      +1.04 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 73.07 A$ 63.51 A$      -13.08 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.95 A$ 21.70 A$      -9.39 %
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 2,061.75 A$ 1,777.49 A$      -13.79 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,277.78 A$ 21,069.44 A$      +15.27 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.46 A$ 102.38 A$      +0.90 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 65.00 A$ 61.66 A$      -5.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 134.02 A$ 133.70 A$      -0.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 157.30 A$ 149.15 A$      -5.18 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,632.32 A$ 1,827.04 A$      -30.59 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,917.36 A$ 1,415.74 A$      -26.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,733.31 A$ 3,422.10 A$      -27.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,160.54 A$ 2,145.43 A$      -32.12 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,328.59 A$ 810.70 A$      -38.98 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 825.14 A$ 658.73 A$      -20.17 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,287.06 A$ 4,502.87 A$      -14.83 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.42 4.41      -0.11 %
Last update: October 2018October 2018
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