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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 21.06% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 43.91% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 63.39% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 27.13% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 23.71% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 19.75% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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  San Francisco, CAMelbourneDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $
(25.07 A$)
10.85 $
(16.00 A$)
     -36.19 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(117.99 A$)
61.02 $
(90.00 A$)
     -23.72 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(13.27 A$)
7.46 $
(11.00 A$)
     -17.13 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.74 $
(9.94 A$)
6.10 $
(9.00 A$)
     -9.46 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(10.32 A$)
6.10 $
(9.00 A$)
     -12.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.55 $
(6.71 A$)
2.81 $
(4.14 A$)
     -38.31 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 $
(3.57 A$)
2.25 $
(3.32 A$)
     -7.06 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 $
(2.74 A$)
1.93 $
(2.84 A$)
     +3.49 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.25 $
(6.27 A$)
3.74 $
(5.52 A$)
     -11.89 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.07 $
(4.53 A$)
1.92 $
(2.84 A$)
     -37.38 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.13 $
(3.13 A$)
0.82 $
(1.20 A$)
     -61.62 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.25 $
(4.79 A$)
2.99 $
(4.42 A$)
     -7.91 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.50 $
(12.53 A$)
2.95 $
(4.35 A$)
     -65.32 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.05 $
(8.92 A$)
3.26 $
(4.80 A$)
     -46.17 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.97 $
(10.27 A$)
4.17 $
(6.15 A$)
     -40.17 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 $
(2.80 A$)
1.25 $
(1.85 A$)
     -33.86 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.00 $
(1.48 A$)
1.05 $
(1.56 A$)
     +5.04 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $
(2.31 A$)
1.09 $
(1.60 A$)
     -30.74 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.90 $
(2.80 A$)
1.59 $
(2.34 A$)
     -16.18 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 $
(2.08 A$)
1.09 $
(1.61 A$)
     -22.36 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 $
(1.60 A$)
0.81 $
(1.20 A$)
     -25.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.20 $
(1.76 A$)
1.71 $
(2.52 A$)
     +43.00 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.66 $
(2.44 A$)
1.26 $
(1.86 A$)
     -23.76 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(22.12 A$)
10.17 $
(15.00 A$)
     -32.20 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 $
(3.01 A$)
3.03 $
(4.47 A$)
     +48.44 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $
(3.69 A$)
4.09 $
(6.03 A$)
     +63.50 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $
(17.70 A$)
20.34 $
(30.00 A$)
     +69.50 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(4.06 A$)
2.98 $
(4.40 A$)
     +8.48 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.00 $
(119.47 A$)
101.70 $
(150.00 A$)
     +25.56 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(5.16 A$)
3.39 $
(5.00 A$)
     -3.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(4.42 A$)
1.96 $
(2.90 A$)
     -34.53 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(48.67 A$)
23.19 $
(34.20 A$)
     -29.73 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.92 $
(5.78 A$)
3.62 $
(5.33 A$)
     -7.72 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(32,447.80 A$)
17,146.93 $
(25,290.00 A$)
     -22.06 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,785.12 $
(30,655.98 A$)
16,400.36 $
(24,188.88 A$)
     -21.10 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 137.49 $
(202.79 A$)
139.87 $
(206.29 A$)
     +1.73 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.15 A$)
0.14 $
(0.20 A$)
     +37.06 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.72 $
(99.88 A$)
48.84 $
(72.03 A$)
     -27.89 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 87.00 $
(128.32 A$)
52.46 $
(77.38 A$)
     -39.70 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.00 $
(33.92 A$)
15.28 $
(22.54 A$)
     -33.55 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(22.12 A$)
13.56 $
(20.00 A$)
     -9.60 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,164.07 $
(3,191.79 A$)
1,262.38 $
(1,861.88 A$)
     -41.67 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,966.19 $
(41,247.33 A$)
13,858.89 $
(20,440.48 A$)
     -50.44 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.35 $
(97.86 A$)
69.62 $
(102.69 A$)
     +4.93 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.67 $
(65.88 A$)
43.30 $
(63.86 A$)
     -3.07 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.69 $
(127.86 A$)
86.96 $
(128.26 A$)
     +0.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 154.36 $
(227.67 A$)
98.37 $
(145.09 A$)
     -36.27 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,422.60 $
(5,048.00 A$)
1,303.70 $
(1,922.83 A$)
     -61.91 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,813.52 $
(4,149.66 A$)
1,037.28 $
(1,529.88 A$)
     -63.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,290.70 $
(9,278.15 A$)
2,374.98 $
(3,502.86 A$)
     -62.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,748.08 $
(7,002.94 A$)
1,607.69 $
(2,371.18 A$)
     -66.14 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,181.31 $
(1,742.32 A$)
601.80 $
(887.60 A$)
     -49.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 898.46 $
(1,325.13 A$)
487.12 $
(718.45 A$)
     -45.78 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,785.54 $
(10,007.99 A$)
3,054.70 $
(4,505.37 A$)
     -54.98 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.30 4.23      -1.55 %
Last update: August 2019August 2019
Contributors:390448
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD