Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 12.24% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 38.32% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 62.14% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 18.25% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 13.74% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 20.30% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(25.75 A$)
13.21 $
(17.00 A$)
     -33.97 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(102.99 A$)
75.35 $
(97.00 A$)
     -5.82 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(12.87 A$)
9.32 $
(12.00 A$)
     -6.79 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 $
(9.98 A$)
6.99 $
(9.00 A$)
     -9.79 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(10.30 A$)
7.77 $
(10.00 A$)
     -2.90 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.69 $
(6.03 A$)
3.36 $
(4.32 A$)
     -28.33 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 $
(3.13 A$)
2.51 $
(3.23 A$)
     +3.13 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $
(2.53 A$)
2.14 $
(2.76 A$)
     +9.01 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.56 $
(5.87 A$)
4.66 $
(6.00 A$)
     +2.12 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.52 $
(4.53 A$)
2.18 $
(2.81 A$)
     -37.95 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.40 $
(3.08 A$)
0.95 $
(1.22 A$)
     -60.30 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.79 $
(4.88 A$)
3.72 $
(4.78 A$)
     -1.93 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.63 $
(8.53 A$)
4.12 $
(5.31 A$)
     -37.75 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.69 $
(8.62 A$)
4.08 $
(5.25 A$)
     -39.11 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.03 $
(9.06 A$)
6.33 $
(8.14 A$)
     -10.06 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.13 $
(4.03 A$)
1.55 $
(2.00 A$)
     -50.32 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $
(1.24 A$)
1.09 $
(1.40 A$)
     +13.01 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.29 $
(2.95 A$)
1.19 $
(1.53 A$)
     -48.12 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.19 $
(4.10 A$)
1.64 $
(2.11 A$)
     -48.68 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.82 $
(2.34 A$)
1.12 $
(1.44 A$)
     -38.61 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.63 $
(2.10 A$)
0.90 $
(1.16 A$)
     -44.67 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.99 $
(2.56 A$)
2.11 $
(2.72 A$)
     +6.35 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.99 $
(2.57 A$)
1.77 $
(2.28 A$)
     -11.20 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(19.31 A$)
11.65 $
(15.00 A$)
     -22.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.84 $
(3.65 A$)
4.28 $
(5.51 A$)
     +50.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.07 $
(3.96 A$)
4.49 $
(5.78 A$)
     +46.03 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.34 $
(14.61 A$)
31.07 $
(40.00 A$)
     +173.87 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $
(3.86 A$)
3.50 $
(4.50 A$)
     +16.52 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.50 $
(107.50 A$)
120.40 $
(155.00 A$)
     +44.19 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4.51 A$)
3.88 $
(5.00 A$)
     +10.97 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3.86 A$)
2.03 $
(2.61 A$)
     -32.41 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(42.48 A$)
26.47 $
(34.08 A$)
     -19.78 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.68 $
(4.74 A$)
3.89 $
(5.01 A$)
     +5.83 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(32,184.37 A$)
20,972.91 $
(27,000.00 A$)
     -16.11 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,350.38 $
(27,485.94 A$)
20,320.60 $
(26,160.23 A$)
     -4.82 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 167.07 $
(215.08 A$)
159.02 $
(204.72 A$)
     -4.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.18 A$)
0.15 $
(0.20 A$)
     +6.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.79 $
(83.41 A$)
55.36 $
(71.26 A$)
     -14.57 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 83.36 $
(107.31 A$)
50.76 $
(65.35 A$)
     -39.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.86 $
(28.14 A$)
17.18 $
(22.12 A$)
     -21.39 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(19.31 A$)
15.54 $
(20.00 A$)
     +3.57 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,418.75 $
(3,113.84 A$)
1,799.73 $
(2,316.92 A$)
     -25.59 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 34,088.17 $
(43,884.25 A$)
14,722.46 $
(18,953.33 A$)
     -56.81 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.23 $
(72.38 A$)
77.97 $
(100.38 A$)
     +38.67 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.58 $
(54.81 A$)
42.44 $
(54.64 A$)
     -0.32 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.70 $
(112.90 A$)
102.33 $
(131.73 A$)
     +16.68 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.42 $
(180.78 A$)
112.94 $
(145.40 A$)
     -19.57 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,157.05 $
(4,064.30 A$)
1,332.24 $
(1,715.10 A$)
     -57.80 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,543.59 $
(3,274.56 A$)
1,088.42 $
(1,401.21 A$)
     -57.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,459.29 $
(9,602.90 A$)
2,545.84 $
(3,277.45 A$)
     -65.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,605.56 $
(5,929.08 A$)
1,759.86 $
(2,265.60 A$)
     -61.79 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,265.75 $
(1,629.49 A$)
695.43 $
(895.28 A$)
     -45.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 905.81 $
(1,166.11 A$)
581.07 $
(748.05 A$)
     -35.85 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,657.94 $
(9,858.64 A$)
3,764.37 $
(4,846.16 A$)
     -50.84 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.64 2.97      -18.53 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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