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Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 5.01% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 19.97% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 37.69% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 15.42% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 7.56% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 2.04% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
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  Los Angeles, CAMelbourneDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(20.90 A$)
10.77 $
(15.00 A$)
     -28.22 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(97.52 A$)
61.73 $
(86.00 A$)
     -11.81 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
(9.75 A$)
8.08 $
(11.25 A$)
     +15.37 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(8.36 A$)
6.46 $
(9.00 A$)
     +7.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(9.75 A$)
7.18 $
(10.00 A$)
     +2.55 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 $
(6.07 A$)
2.98 $
(4.14 A$)
     -31.74 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 $
(3.18 A$)
2.35 $
(3.27 A$)
     +3.06 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 $
(2.54 A$)
2.02 $
(2.82 A$)
     +11.03 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.89 $
(5.41 A$)
3.68 $
(5.12 A$)
     -5.37 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.77 $
(3.86 A$)
1.79 $
(2.49 A$)
     -35.40 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.93 $
(2.68 A$)
0.85 $
(1.18 A$)
     -55.90 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.23 $
(4.50 A$)
2.82 $
(3.93 A$)
     -12.70 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.63 $
(6.45 A$)
3.10 $
(4.32 A$)
     -33.05 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.59 $
(6.40 A$)
3.38 $
(4.71 A$)
     -26.41 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.93 $
(8.26 A$)
4.11 $
(5.72 A$)
     -30.68 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.01 $
(2.80 A$)
1.31 $
(1.82 A$)
     -35.10 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $
(1.27 A$)
1.07 $
(1.48 A$)
     +16.94 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 $
(2.04 A$)
1.11 $
(1.55 A$)
     -24.37 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.66 $
(2.31 A$)
1.58 $
(2.20 A$)
     -4.55 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.33 $
(1.86 A$)
1.05 $
(1.46 A$)
     -21.69 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 $
(1.46 A$)
0.81 $
(1.12 A$)
     -22.83 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.37 $
(1.91 A$)
1.87 $
(2.60 A$)
     +35.96 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $
(2.67 A$)
1.24 $
(1.73 A$)
     -35.25 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(16.72 A$)
10.77 $
(15.00 A$)
     -10.27 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.15 $
(2.99 A$)
2.87 $
(4.00 A$)
     +33.79 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 $
(3.73 A$)
4.10 $
(5.72 A$)
     +53.42 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 $
(11.84 A$)
21.53 $
(30.00 A$)
     +153.35 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $
(2.44 A$)
3.09 $
(4.30 A$)
     +76.38 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $
(139.31 A$)
107.67 $
(150.00 A$)
     +7.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(4.18 A$)
3.52 $
(4.90 A$)
     +17.25 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(3.76 A$)
2.08 $
(2.90 A$)
     -22.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $
(40.66 A$)
24.55 $
(34.20 A$)
     -15.90 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.66 $
(5.09 A$)
3.93 $
(5.47 A$)
     +7.39 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(30,647.96 A$)
18,480.51 $
(25,745.00 A$)
     -16.00 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,225.45 $
(28,175.85 A$)
17,188.47 $
(23,945.07 A$)
     -15.02 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.10 $
(204.92 A$)
140.18 $
(195.28 A$)
     -4.71 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $
(0.18 A$)
0.14 $
(0.20 A$)
     +13.12 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.86 $
(82.00 A$)
51.24 $
(71.38 A$)
     -12.95 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.95 $
(55.65 A$)
51.92 $
(72.33 A$)
     +29.98 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.40 $
(17.27 A$)
15.90 $
(22.15 A$)
     +28.23 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(20.90 A$)
14.36 $
(20.00 A$)
     -4.29 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,128.57 $
(1,572.20 A$)
1,314.64 $
(1,831.41 A$)
     +16.49 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,776.79 $
(30,337.00 A$)
14,451.59 $
(20,132.35 A$)
     -33.64 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.02 $
(69.69 A$)
76.79 $
(106.98 A$)
     +53.52 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.41 $
(50.73 A$)
45.17 $
(62.93 A$)
     +24.05 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.38 $
(110.58 A$)
95.81 $
(133.48 A$)
     +20.70 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.19 $
(149.32 A$)
110.23 $
(153.55 A$)
     +2.84 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,146.23 $
(2,989.89 A$)
1,378.16 $
(1,919.90 A$)
     -35.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,644.69 $
(2,291.20 A$)
1,067.13 $
(1,486.61 A$)
     -35.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,928.70 $
(5,473.03 A$)
2,612.27 $
(3,639.12 A$)
     -33.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,952.45 $
(4,113.02 A$)
1,581.09 $
(2,202.60 A$)
     -46.45 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 686.19 $
(955.92 A$)
618.10 $
(861.07 A$)
     -9.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 426.20 $
(593.73 A$)
502.13 $
(699.51 A$)
     +17.82 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,153.85 $
(5,786.68 A$)
3,256.22 $
(4,536.21 A$)
     -21.61 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.32 4.39      +1.81 %
Last update: April 2019April 2019
Contributors:417442
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD