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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 11.63% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 4.96% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 5.88% lower than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 12.56% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 18.35% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 23.88% lower than in Houston, TX
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  Houston, TXMelbourneDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(22.00 A$)
12.13 $
(17.80 A$)
     -19.10 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(88.02 A$)
54.53 $
(80.00 A$)
     -9.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.38 $
(10.82 A$)
7.50 $
(11.00 A$)
     +1.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(7.33 A$)
6.13 $
(9.00 A$)
     +22.70 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(8.80 A$)
6.13 $
(9.00 A$)
     +2.25 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.47 $
(6.56 A$)
2.86 $
(4.20 A$)
     -35.96 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 $
(2.94 A$)
2.09 $
(3.06 A$)
     +4.21 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.69 $
(2.48 A$)
1.90 $
(2.79 A$)
     +12.47 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.93 $
(4.30 A$)
3.78 $
(5.54 A$)
     +28.86 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.02 $
(2.96 A$)
1.92 $
(2.82 A$)
     -4.87 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.51 $
(2.22 A$)
0.82 $
(1.20 A$)
     -45.87 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.14 $
(3.15 A$)
3.19 $
(4.68 A$)
     +48.83 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.94 $
(5.78 A$)
3.01 $
(4.42 A$)
     -23.63 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.31 $
(4.86 A$)
3.27 $
(4.79 A$)
     -1.36 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.41 $
(6.47 A$)
4.65 $
(6.82 A$)
     +5.38 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.54 $
(2.26 A$)
1.25 $
(1.84 A$)
     -18.75 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 $
(0.94 A$)
1.06 $
(1.56 A$)
     +66.81 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.46 $
(2.14 A$)
1.06 $
(1.55 A$)
     -27.51 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.96 $
(1.40 A$)
1.56 $
(2.29 A$)
     +63.55 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 $
(1.35 A$)
1.08 $
(1.58 A$)
     +17.46 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.76 $
(1.11 A$)
0.84 $
(1.23 A$)
     +10.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.18 $
(1.73 A$)
1.72 $
(2.52 A$)
     +45.27 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.54 $
(2.26 A$)
1.35 $
(1.98 A$)
     -12.41 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 $
(19.80 A$)
10.22 $
(15.00 A$)
     -24.26 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.51 $
(3.68 A$)
3.31 $
(4.86 A$)
     +32.15 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $
(4.11 A$)
3.83 $
(5.62 A$)
     +36.70 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $
(10.27 A$)
20.86 $
(30.60 A$)
     +197.98 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $
(1.83 A$)
3.00 $
(4.40 A$)
     +139.95 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.25 $
(72.25 A$)
104.98 $
(154.00 A$)
     +113.15 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.77 $
(4.07 A$)
3.41 $
(5.00 A$)
     +22.82 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(3.67 A$)
1.97 $
(2.90 A$)
     -21.01 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $
(35.21 A$)
23.31 $
(34.20 A$)
     -2.86 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.43 $
(3.57 A$)
3.69 $
(5.42 A$)
     +51.77 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,922.50 $
(32,160.26 A$)
17,140.45 $
(25,145.00 A$)
     -21.81 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,979.44 $
(30,776.80 A$)
16,690.83 $
(24,485.42 A$)
     -20.44 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.59 $
(198.91 A$)
137.16 $
(201.22 A$)
     +1.16 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.21 A$)
0.14 $
(0.21 A$)
     -0.13 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.41 $
(88.62 A$)
47.92 $
(70.30 A$)
     -20.67 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.41 $
(54.87 A$)
52.19 $
(76.57 A$)
     +39.53 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.29 $
(16.56 A$)
16.18 $
(23.74 A$)
     +43.39 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.50 $
(15.40 A$)
13.63 $
(20.00 A$)
     +29.84 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 880.62 $
(1,291.88 A$)
1,335.92 $
(1,959.79 A$)
     +51.70 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,666.67 $
(30,317.96 A$)
14,172.93 $
(20,791.67 A$)
     -31.42 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.41 $
(60.75 A$)
68.27 $
(100.15 A$)
     +64.85 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.07 $
(54.38 A$)
41.26 $
(60.53 A$)
     +11.30 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.42 $
(98.91 A$)
85.13 $
(124.89 A$)
     +26.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.17 $
(142.55 A$)
95.34 $
(139.86 A$)
     -1.89 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,397.83 $
(2,050.62 A$)
1,271.99 $
(1,866.00 A$)
     -9.00 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 943.59 $
(1,384.24 A$)
983.79 $
(1,443.22 A$)
     +4.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,452.05 $
(3,597.16 A$)
2,345.88 $
(3,441.41 A$)
     -4.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,686.77 $
(2,474.49 A$)
1,497.14 $
(2,196.30 A$)
     -11.24 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 209.10 $
(306.74 A$)
612.79 $
(898.96 A$)
     +193.07 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 106.31 $
(155.95 A$)
494.14 $
(724.91 A$)
     +364.83 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,869.60 $
(5,676.70 A$)
3,091.53 $
(4,535.27 A$)
     -20.11 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.12 4.17      +1.23 %
Last update: November 2019November 2019
Contributors:364450
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD