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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 7.91% lower than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 15.28% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 26.14% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 3.13% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 5.93% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 2.46% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$ 16.49 A$      -8.39 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$ 90.00 A$      +12.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.43 A$ 11.00 A$      +5.52 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 9.00 A$      +12.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 9.00 A$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.96 A$ 4.17 A$      +5.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.41 A$ 3.13 A$      -8.21 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 A$ 2.76 A$      +5.26 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.23 A$ 4.76 A$      -23.57 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.52 A$ 2.48 A$      -1.38 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.18 A$ 1.24 A$      +5.03 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.24 A$ 3.93 A$      -7.39 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.93 A$ 4.15 A$      +5.71 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.86 A$ 4.51 A$      -7.06 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.39 A$ 6.01 A$      -18.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.93 A$ 1.77 A$      -8.49 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.47 A$ 1.33 A$      -9.56 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 A$ 1.46 A$      -9.06 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.20 A$ 2.10 A$      -4.69 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.47 A$ 1.31 A$      -10.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 A$ 1.10 A$      -7.31 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.54 A$ 2.43 A$      -4.29 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 A$ 1.98 A$      +10.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -21.05 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.95 A$ 3.69 A$      -25.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.18 A$ 6.00 A$      +15.87 %
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$ 4.50 A$      +12.50 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.52 A$ 2.74 A$      -22.37 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$ 34.20 A$      -39.66 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 A$ 5.60 A$      -2.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 A$ 25,120.00 A$      +0.48 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,400.04 A$ 23,256.13 A$      -4.69 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 185.83 A$ 201.61 A$      +8.49 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.64 A$ 0.18 A$      -72.44 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.35 A$ 71.40 A$      +2.96 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71.04 A$ 65.64 A$      -7.60 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.94 A$ 21.70 A$      -5.41 %
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 2,124.93 A$ 1,801.41 A$      -15.23 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,047.62 A$ 21,276.32 A$      +11.70 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 103.15 A$ 104.47 A$      +1.28 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 66.33 A$ 61.08 A$      -7.92 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 135.80 A$ 134.10 A$      -1.25 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 163.57 A$ 150.13 A$      -8.21 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,648.67 A$ 1,853.98 A$      -30.00 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,885.24 A$ 1,451.80 A$      -22.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,662.54 A$ 3,545.85 A$      -23.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,091.59 A$ 2,184.59 A$      -29.34 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,349.47 A$ 846.04 A$      -37.31 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 836.20 A$ 664.03 A$      -20.59 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,277.67 A$ 4,361.42 A$      -17.36 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.43 4.44      +0.19 %
Last update: January 2019January 2019
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