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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 12.57% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 5.48% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 5.75% lower than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 10.54% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 19.76% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 23.89% lower than in Houston, TX
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  Houston, TXMelbourneDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(21.92 A$)
11.80 $
(17.25 A$)
     -21.30 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(87.69 A$)
58.84 $
(86.00 A$)
     -1.93 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.12 $
(10.41 A$)
7.53 $
(11.00 A$)
     +5.63 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(7.31 A$)
6.16 $
(9.00 A$)
     +23.16 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(8.77 A$)
6.16 $
(9.00 A$)
     +2.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.49 $
(6.56 A$)
2.88 $
(4.22 A$)
     -35.73 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $
(2.96 A$)
2.17 $
(3.17 A$)
     +7.26 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 $
(2.53 A$)
1.92 $
(2.80 A$)
     +10.96 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.93 $
(4.28 A$)
3.78 $
(5.53 A$)
     +29.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.06 $
(3.01 A$)
1.92 $
(2.81 A$)
     -6.69 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.33 $
(1.94 A$)
0.81 $
(1.18 A$)
     -39.31 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.16 $
(3.16 A$)
3.14 $
(4.59 A$)
     +45.32 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.12 $
(6.02 A$)
3.09 $
(4.51 A$)
     -25.06 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.22 $
(4.70 A$)
3.28 $
(4.80 A$)
     +2.09 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.49 $
(6.56 A$)
4.67 $
(6.82 A$)
     +3.94 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.49 $
(2.17 A$)
1.26 $
(1.84 A$)
     -15.44 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.61 $
(0.90 A$)
1.06 $
(1.55 A$)
     +73.32 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.52 $
(2.22 A$)
1.07 $
(1.57 A$)
     -29.30 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.94 $
(1.38 A$)
1.57 $
(2.29 A$)
     +66.25 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 $
(1.34 A$)
1.08 $
(1.58 A$)
     +17.90 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.75 $
(1.09 A$)
0.79 $
(1.16 A$)
     +6.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.15 $
(1.67 A$)
1.72 $
(2.52 A$)
     +50.41 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.61 $
(2.35 A$)
1.36 $
(1.98 A$)
     -15.58 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.75 $
(18.63 A$)
10.26 $
(15.00 A$)
     -19.51 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.51 $
(3.66 A$)
3.22 $
(4.70 A$)
     +28.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 $
(4.20 A$)
3.85 $
(5.62 A$)
     +33.88 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $
(10.23 A$)
21.35 $
(31.20 A$)
     +204.96 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $
(1.83 A$)
3.01 $
(4.40 A$)
     +140.84 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.50 $
(70.89 A$)
102.63 $
(150.00 A$)
     +111.61 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.77 $
(4.06 A$)
3.42 $
(5.00 A$)
     +23.28 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(3.65 A$)
1.98 $
(2.90 A$)
     -20.72 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $
(35.08 A$)
23.40 $
(34.20 A$)
     -2.50 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.40 $
(3.50 A$)
3.66 $
(5.35 A$)
     +52.66 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,922.50 $
(32,041.07 A$)
17,204.21 $
(25,145.00 A$)
     -21.52 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,268.33 $
(31,084.97 A$)
16,648.37 $
(24,332.61 A$)
     -21.72 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 136.85 $
(200.02 A$)
138.57 $
(202.53 A$)
     +1.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.20 A$)
0.13 $
(0.20 A$)
     -1.90 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.39 $
(89.73 A$)
48.98 $
(71.59 A$)
     -20.21 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.79 $
(55.23 A$)
52.37 $
(76.53 A$)
     +38.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.68 $
(17.07 A$)
15.80 $
(23.09 A$)
     +35.26 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.80 $
(15.78 A$)
13.68 $
(20.00 A$)
     +26.70 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 890.65 $
(1,301.74 A$)
1,340.89 $
(1,959.79 A$)
     +50.55 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,705.88 $
(30,262.91 A$)
14,016.04 $
(20,485.29 A$)
     -32.31 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.75 $
(62.49 A$)
69.32 $
(101.32 A$)
     +62.14 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.85 $
(52.40 A$)
41.42 $
(60.54 A$)
     +15.54 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 68.35 $
(99.89 A$)
85.15 $
(124.45 A$)
     +24.58 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.07 $
(143.33 A$)
97.62 $
(142.67 A$)
     -0.46 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,436.83 $
(2,100.02 A$)
1,276.08 $
(1,865.07 A$)
     -11.19 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 952.58 $
(1,392.26 A$)
1,003.82 $
(1,467.15 A$)
     +5.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,547.29 $
(3,723.02 A$)
2,397.69 $
(3,504.37 A$)
     -5.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,708.77 $
(2,497.47 A$)
1,574.30 $
(2,300.93 A$)
     -7.87 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 213.42 $
(311.93 A$)
615.07 $
(898.96 A$)
     +188.19 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 105.48 $
(154.16 A$)
495.98 $
(724.91 A$)
     +370.22 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,874.75 $
(5,663.18 A$)
3,110.76 $
(4,546.57 A$)
     -19.72 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.10 4.18      +1.83 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:364448
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD