Cost of Living Comparison Between Fairfax, VA and Melbourne 

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Rent Prices in Melbourne are 24.08% lower than in Fairfax, VA
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 11.62% higher than in Fairfax, VA
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 10.12% higher than in Fairfax, VA
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Restaurants
Fairfax, VA Edit Melbourne Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $
(17.90 A$)
14.52 $
(20.00 A$)
     +11.72 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(82.63 A$)
72.61 $
(100.00 A$)
     +21.02 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
(9.64 A$)
8.71 $
(12.00 A$)
     +24.48 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.25 $
(8.61 A$)
7.26 $
(10.00 A$)
     +16.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.12 $
(9.81 A$)
6.96 $
(9.59 A$)
     -2.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.03 $
(5.55 A$)
3.16 $
(4.36 A$)
     -21.43 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 $
(3.06 A$)
2.28 $
(3.14 A$)
     +2.56 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(2.13 A$)
1.86 $
(2.56 A$)
     +20.43 %
Markets
Fairfax, VA Edit Melbourne Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(5.21 A$)
4.29 $
(5.91 A$)
     +13.51 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.91 $
(4.00 A$)
1.95 $
(2.69 A$)
     -32.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.62 $
(3.60 A$)
0.82 $
(1.13 A$)
     -68.62 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.59 $
(3.56 A$)
3.50 $
(4.82 A$)
     +35.41 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.05 $
(6.95 A$)
4.12 $
(5.67 A$)
     -18.45 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.56 $
(4.90 A$)
3.67 $
(5.06 A$)
     +3.20 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.28 $
(7.27 A$)
5.81 $
(8.01 A$)
     +10.05 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.95 $
(2.69 A$)
1.45 $
(1.99 A$)
     -25.79 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 $
(0.93 A$)
1.04 $
(1.43 A$)
     +54.56 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(2.50 A$)
1.05 $
(1.45 A$)
     -41.87 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.08 $
(2.87 A$)
1.43 $
(1.97 A$)
     -31.36 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.58 $
(2.18 A$)
1.00 $
(1.38 A$)
     -36.53 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.57 $
(2.17 A$)
0.88 $
(1.21 A$)
     -44.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.69 $
(2.32 A$)
1.85 $
(2.55 A$)
     +9.71 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $
(2.64 A$)
1.66 $
(2.29 A$)
     -13.30 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.75 $
(18.94 A$)
10.89 $
(15.00 A$)
     -20.78 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $
(2.46 A$)
4.22 $
(5.81 A$)
     +136.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 $
(2.41 A$)
4.63 $
(6.37 A$)
     +164.33 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(8.26 A$)
29.05 $
(40.00 A$)
     +384.10 %
Transportation
Fairfax, VA Edit Melbourne Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $
(4.13 A$)
3.27 $
(4.50 A$)
     +8.92 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(110.17 A$)
109.79 $
(151.20 A$)
     +37.24 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.82 A$)
3.63 $
(5.00 A$)
     +3.74 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.16 $
(2.97 A$)
1.90 $
(2.61 A$)
     -12.25 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) ?
(? A$)
24.75 $
(34.08 A$)
    
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.30 $
(3.17 A$)
3.86 $
(5.32 A$)
     +67.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,500.00 $
(26,854.03 A$)
19,969.07 $
(27,500.00 A$)
     +2.41 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,200.00 $
(27,818.03 A$)
19,222.43 $
(26,471.78 A$)
     -4.84 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Fairfax, VA Edit Melbourne Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 151.07 $
(208.04 A$)
142.80 $
(196.66 A$)
     -5.47 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) ?
(? A$)
0.15 $
(0.21 A$)
    
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.86 $
(96.20 A$)
54.18 $
(74.62 A$)
     -22.44 %
Sports And Leisure
Fairfax, VA Edit Melbourne Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.00 $
(55.09 A$)
47.23 $
(65.04 A$)
     +18.07 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.50 $
(29.61 A$)
15.68 $
(21.60 A$)
     -27.05 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(20.66 A$)
14.52 $
(20.00 A$)
     -3.18 %
Childcare
Fairfax, VA Edit Melbourne Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,581.00 $
(2,177.24 A$)
1,803.99 $
(2,484.33 A$)
     +14.10 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,000.00 $
(33,051.12 A$)
12,846.77 $
(17,691.67 A$)
     -46.47 %
Clothing And Shoes
Fairfax, VA Edit Melbourne Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.75 $
(63.00 A$)
72.55 $
(99.91 A$)
     +58.58 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.00 $
(59.22 A$)
42.27 $
(58.22 A$)
     -1.69 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.87 $
(126.52 A$)
96.84 $
(133.36 A$)
     +5.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.00 $
(121.19 A$)
107.76 $
(148.40 A$)
     +22.46 %
Rent Per Month
Fairfax, VA Edit Melbourne Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,889.00 $
(2,601.40 A$)
1,244.89 $
(1,714.38 A$)
     -34.10 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,699.95 $
(2,341.06 A$)
996.81 $
(1,372.73 A$)
     -41.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,368.75 $
(3,262.08 A$)
2,329.86 $
(3,208.52 A$)
     -1.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,166.67 $
(2,983.78 A$)
1,609.99 $
(2,217.17 A$)
     -25.69 %
Buy Apartment Price
Fairfax, VA Edit Melbourne Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 545.72 $
(751.52 A$)
630.16 $
(867.82 A$)
     +15.47 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 279.89 $
(385.44 A$)
511.75 $
(704.74 A$)
     +82.84 %
Salaries And Financing
Fairfax, VA Edit Melbourne Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,211.24 $
(8,553.68 A$)
3,676.18 $
(5,062.58 A$)
     -40.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.52 2.89      -18.15 %
Last update: August 2021September 2021
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