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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 4.43% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 1.75% lower than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 12.07% lower than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.34% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 10.51% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 25.03% lower than in Houston, TX
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Restaurants Houston, TX[ Edit ] Melbourne[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(23.00 A$)
11.09 $
(17.00 A$)
     -26.07 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(91.98 A$)
52.18 $
(80.00 A$)
     -13.03 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.12 $
(10.92 A$)
7.72 $
(11.84 A$)
     +8.36 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(9.20 A$)
5.83 $
(8.94 A$)
     -2.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $
(9.96 A$)
5.87 $
(9.00 A$)
     -9.68 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.42 $
(6.78 A$)
2.80 $
(4.29 A$)
     -36.67 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 $
(3.06 A$)
2.01 $
(3.09 A$)
     +1.04 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 $
(2.69 A$)
1.80 $
(2.76 A$)
     +2.72 %
Markets Houston, TX[ Edit ] Melbourne[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.91 $
(4.46 A$)
3.66 $
(5.61 A$)
     +25.73 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.13 $
(3.27 A$)
1.76 $
(2.69 A$)
     -17.55 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.60 $
(2.46 A$)
0.76 $
(1.16 A$)
     -52.83 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.15 $
(3.29 A$)
3.00 $
(4.60 A$)
     +39.61 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.03 $
(6.18 A$)
3.03 $
(4.64 A$)
     -24.83 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.20 $
(4.90 A$)
3.19 $
(4.89 A$)
     -0.29 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.81 $
(7.37 A$)
4.46 $
(6.83 A$)
     -7.38 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.65 $
(2.53 A$)
1.27 $
(1.94 A$)
     -23.21 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.65 $
(1.00 A$)
1.09 $
(1.67 A$)
     +66.38 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 $
(2.35 A$)
1.06 $
(1.62 A$)
     -30.93 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.04 $
(1.59 A$)
1.48 $
(2.26 A$)
     +41.99 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.05 $
(1.61 A$)
1.07 $
(1.64 A$)
     +2.40 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.82 $
(1.25 A$)
0.86 $
(1.31 A$)
     +4.54 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.32 $
(2.03 A$)
1.64 $
(2.52 A$)
     +24.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $
(2.68 A$)
1.36 $
(2.09 A$)
     -22.19 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(18.40 A$)
9.78 $
(15.00 A$)
     -18.46 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.28 $
(3.49 A$)
3.58 $
(5.48 A$)
     +57.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 $
(4.40 A$)
3.60 $
(5.52 A$)
     +25.64 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 $
(11.50 A$)
20.03 $
(30.70 A$)
     +167.01 %
Transportation Houston, TX[ Edit ] Melbourne[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $
(1.92 A$)
2.87 $
(4.40 A$)
     +129.61 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.50 $
(74.35 A$)
101.43 $
(155.50 A$)
     +109.14 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.77 $
(4.25 A$)
3.26 $
(5.00 A$)
     +17.53 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(4.22 A$)
1.84 $
(2.82 A$)
     -33.20 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $
(36.79 A$)
22.31 $
(34.20 A$)
     -7.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.38 $
(3.64 A$)
3.64 $
(5.59 A$)
     +53.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,450.00 $
(34,416.55 A$)
16,307.56 $
(25,000.00 A$)
     -27.36 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,978.71 $
(32,161.01 A$)
16,132.82 $
(24,732.11 A$)
     -23.10 %
Utilities (Monthly) Houston, TX[ Edit ] Melbourne[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 142.79 $
(218.90 A$)
132.73 $
(203.49 A$)
     -7.04 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $
(0.24 A$)
0.13 $
(0.19 A$)
     -18.04 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.07 $
(92.09 A$)
45.34 $
(69.51 A$)
     -24.52 %
Sports And Leisure Houston, TX[ Edit ] Melbourne[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.20 $
(55.50 A$)
45.38 $
(69.56 A$)
     +25.34 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.61 $
(16.26 A$)
14.60 $
(22.38 A$)
     +37.60 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $
(16.86 A$)
13.05 $
(20.00 A$)
     +18.60 %
Childcare Houston, TX[ Edit ] Melbourne[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 922.20 $
(1,413.76 A$)
1,267.98 $
(1,943.86 A$)
     +37.50 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,937.50 $
(32,097.84 A$)
13,178.25 $
(20,202.67 A$)
     -37.06 %
Clothing And Shoes Houston, TX[ Edit ] Melbourne[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.17 $
(64.65 A$)
65.65 $
(100.64 A$)
     +55.67 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.75 $
(57.87 A$)
37.67 $
(57.74 A$)
     -0.22 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 68.74 $
(105.37 A$)
79.27 $
(121.52 A$)
     +15.32 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.36 $
(152.33 A$)
86.74 $
(132.98 A$)
     -12.70 %
Rent Per Month Houston, TX[ Edit ] Melbourne[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,400.03 $
(2,146.29 A$)
1,187.11 $
(1,819.88 A$)
     -15.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 958.35 $
(1,469.18 A$)
910.21 $
(1,395.38 A$)
     -5.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,435.09 $
(3,733.07 A$)
2,138.38 $
(3,278.21 A$)
     -12.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,690.04 $
(2,590.88 A$)
1,437.86 $
(2,204.29 A$)
     -14.92 %
Buy Apartment Price Houston, TX[ Edit ] Melbourne[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 205.68 $
(315.31 A$)
574.16 $
(880.21 A$)
     +179.16 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 109.52 $
(167.90 A$)
458.00 $
(702.13 A$)
     +318.18 %
Salaries And Financing Houston, TX[ Edit ] Melbourne[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,074.10 $
(6,245.72 A$)
3,000.76 $
(4,600.25 A$)
     -26.35 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.12 4.02      -2.62 %
Last update: February 2020February 2020
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