Cost of Living Comparison Between Melbourne and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 0.22% lower than in Melbourne (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 0.70% lower than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 1.75% lower than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 9.84% higher than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 10.45% lower than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 21.07% lower than in Melbourne
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Restaurants
Melbourne Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(12.58 €)
19.07 A$
(12.00 €)
     -4.65 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$
(62.92 €)
120.78 A$
(76.00 €)
     +20.78 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.50 A$
(7.87 €)
12.71 A$
(8.00 €)
     +1.71 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$
(6.29 €)
9.54 A$
(6.00 €)
     -4.65 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 A$
(6.29 €)
11.12 A$
(7.00 €)
     +11.25 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.35 A$
(2.73 €)
6.15 A$
(3.87 €)
     +41.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.17 A$
(2.00 €)
4.17 A$
(2.62 €)
     +31.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 A$
(1.66 €)
2.74 A$
(1.73 €)
     +3.98 %
Markets
Melbourne Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.99 A$
(3.77 €)
6.21 A$
(3.91 €)
     +3.68 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.80 A$
(1.76 €)
3.27 A$
(2.06 €)
     +16.71 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.16 A$
(0.73 €)
1.57 A$
(0.99 €)
     +35.58 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.92 A$
(3.09 €)
3.65 A$
(2.30 €)
     -25.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.56 A$
(3.50 €)
5.48 A$
(3.45 €)
     -1.41 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.97 A$
(3.13 €)
8.00 A$
(5.03 €)
     +60.96 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.01 A$
(5.04 €)
11.15 A$
(7.02 €)
     +39.29 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.96 A$
(1.23 €)
1.77 A$
(1.11 €)
     -9.41 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.42 A$
(0.89 €)
1.19 A$
(0.75 €)
     -16.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.48 A$
(0.93 €)
1.64 A$
(1.03 €)
     +11.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.98 A$
(1.25 €)
2.27 A$
(1.43 €)
     +14.35 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 A$
(0.89 €)
0.78 A$
(0.49 €)
     -44.49 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 A$
(0.81 €)
1.05 A$
(0.66 €)
     -18.50 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.54 A$
(1.60 €)
2.70 A$
(1.70 €)
     +6.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 A$
(1.48 €)
2.44 A$
(1.54 €)
     +4.24 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(9.44 €)
19.07 A$
(12.00 €)
     +27.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.82 A$
(3.66 €)
4.10 A$
(2.58 €)
     -29.54 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.60 A$
(4.16 €)
4.58 A$
(2.88 €)
     -30.64 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.50 A$
(25.48 €)
14.30 A$
(9.00 €)
     -64.68 %
Transportation
Melbourne Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 A$
(2.83 €)
4.45 A$
(2.80 €)
     -1.12 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 157.50 A$
(99.11 €)
95.35 A$
(60.00 €)
     -39.46 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.75 A$
(2.99 €)
9.38 A$
(5.90 €)
     +97.40 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.61 A$
(1.64 €)
2.81 A$
(1.77 €)
     +7.78 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.08 A$
(21.44 €)
77.39 A$
(48.70 €)
     +127.10 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.57 A$
(3.51 €)
9.59 A$
(6.03 €)
     +72.15 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,750.00 A$
(17,461.41 €)
41,882.27 A$
(26,354.00 €)
     +50.93 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,623.92 A$
(16,752.84 €)
42,341.02 A$
(26,642.67 €)
     +59.03 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Melbourne Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 195.75 A$
(123.18 €)
160.17 A$
(100.79 €)
     -18.18 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 A$
(0.13 €)
0.12 A$
(0.08 €)
     -39.97 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.72 A$
(47.64 €)
36.86 A$
(23.19 €)
     -51.32 %
Sports And Leisure
Melbourne Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.70 A$
(41.97 €)
64.83 A$
(40.79 €)
     -2.81 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.60 A$
(12.96 €)
44.42 A$
(27.95 €)
     +115.64 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$
(12.58 €)
23.84 A$
(15.00 €)
     +19.19 %
Childcare
Melbourne Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,419.27 A$
(1,522.30 €)
482.33 A$
(303.50 €)
     -80.06 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,275.00 A$
(12,128.60 €)
8,263.94 A$
(5,200.00 €)
     -57.13 %
Clothing And Shoes
Melbourne Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.90 A$
(62.86 €)
135.66 A$
(85.36 €)
     +35.79 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 59.57 A$
(37.48 €)
58.73 A$
(36.96 €)
     -1.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 132.94 A$
(83.65 €)
126.95 A$
(79.88 €)
     -4.50 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 154.73 A$
(97.36 €)
200.18 A$
(125.96 €)
     +29.37 %
Rent Per Month
Melbourne Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,697.19 A$
(1,067.94 €)
1,621.00 A$
(1,020.00 €)
     -4.49 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,380.37 A$
(868.58 €)
1,258.13 A$
(791.67 €)
     -8.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,157.32 A$
(1,986.71 €)
3,209.74 A$
(2,019.70 €)
     +1.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,177.55 A$
(1,370.20 €)
2,200.83 A$
(1,384.85 €)
     +1.07 %
Buy Apartment Price
Melbourne Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 848.69 A$
(534.03 €)
1,299.70 A$
(817.82 €)
     +53.14 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 685.39 A$
(431.27 €)
704.61 A$
(443.37 €)
     +2.81 %
Salaries And Financing
Melbourne Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,055.64 A$
(3,181.21 €)
3,962.79 A$
(2,493.55 €)
     -21.62 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.91 1.18      -59.60 %
Last update: November 2021November 2021
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