Cost of Living Comparison Between Adelaide and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 12.3% lower than in Adelaide (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 3.3% lower than in Adelaide
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 19.7% higher than in Adelaide
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 26.8% lower than in Adelaide
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 10.8% lower than in Adelaide
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 35.2% higher than in Adelaide
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Restaurants
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 A$ 25.00 A$      -16.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 205.00 A$ 120.00 A$      -41.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 A$ 11.00 A$      -8.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 14.00 A$ 10.00 A$      -28.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.94 A$ 5.19 A$      -12.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.33 A$ 3.93 A$      -9.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.64 A$ 3.61 A$      -0.6 %
Markets
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.58 A$ 8.33 A$      -2.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.76 A$ 3.61 A$      -3.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.76 A$ 1.53 A$      -13.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.78 A$ 5.77 A$      -14.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.14 A$ 6.74 A$      -17.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.44 A$ 5.96 A$      -7.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.17 A$ 8.64 A$      -22.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.20 A$ 2.08 A$      -5.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.12 A$ 1.74 A$      -17.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.76 A$ 1.80 A$      -34.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.13 A$ 2.45 A$      -21.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.13 A$ 1.52 A$      -28.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.75 A$ 1.48 A$      -15.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.56 A$ 3.24 A$      -9.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.03 A$ 2.03 A$      -32.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 17.50 A$      -12.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.02 A$ 7.36 A$      -8.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.52 A$ 8.67 A$      +1.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 45.00 A$      +12.5 %
Transportation
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$ 5.30 A$      +6.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 121.83 A$ 194.00 A$      +59.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 A$ 6.50 A$      +30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 A$ 4.83 A$      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 A$ 65.00 A$      +8.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.33 A$ 7.32 A$      -0.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,190.00 A$ 40,608.50 A$      +3.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,485.69 A$ 32,706.35 A$      +0.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 462.06 A$ 291.09 A$      -37.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 45.00 A$ 43.09 A$      -4.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 94.81 A$ 81.18 A$      -14.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 75.42 A$ 89.93 A$      +19.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.73 A$ 25.96 A$      -12.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22.00 A$ 22.00 A$      0.0 %
Childcare
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,100.79 A$ 2,460.05 A$      +17.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,287.90 A$ 29,600.00 A$      +71.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 143.20 A$ 132.83 A$      -7.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 116.20 A$ 88.22 A$      -24.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 213.31 A$ 166.89 A$      -21.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 241.00 A$ 195.63 A$      -18.8 %
Rent Per Month
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,205.28 A$ 2,532.09 A$      +14.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,657.46 A$ 2,025.75 A$      +22.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,871.86 A$ 4,801.75 A$      +24.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,593.77 A$ 3,001.38 A$      +15.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,102.10 A$ 1,231.16 A$      +11.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 716.07 A$ 1,049.23 A$      +46.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Adelaide Edit Melbourne Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,667.83 A$ 6,103.54 A$      +30.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.52 6.59      +1.1 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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