Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 17.0% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 35.1% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 56.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 21.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 18.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 5.1% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(36.03 A$)
17.35 $
(25.00 A$)
     -30.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(144.13 A$)
83.26 $
(120.00 A$)
     -16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(17.30 A$)
10.41 $
(15.00 A$)
     -13.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(10.09 A$)
7.98 $
(11.50 A$)
     +14.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(11.53 A$)
6.94 $
(10.00 A$)
     -13.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.16 $
(7.43 A$)
3.47 $
(5.00 A$)
     -32.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $
(4.04 A$)
2.72 $
(3.92 A$)
     -2.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 $
(3.28 A$)
2.40 $
(3.45 A$)
     +5.2 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.80 $
(8.36 A$)
5.66 $
(8.16 A$)
     -2.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.14 $
(5.96 A$)
2.13 $
(3.06 A$)
     -48.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.33 $
(3.35 A$)
1.05 $
(1.51 A$)
     -54.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.94 $
(7.12 A$)
3.80 $
(5.48 A$)
     -23.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.53 $
(12.29 A$)
4.78 $
(6.89 A$)
     -43.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.53 $
(10.86 A$)
4.16 $
(5.99 A$)
     -44.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.57 $
(12.35 A$)
7.54 $
(10.86 A$)
     -12.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.99 $
(4.30 A$)
1.49 $
(2.15 A$)
     -50.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 $
(2.21 A$)
1.18 $
(1.71 A$)
     -23.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 $
(3.20 A$)
1.24 $
(1.79 A$)
     -43.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.92 $
(4.22 A$)
2.41 $
(3.48 A$)
     -17.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.98 $
(2.85 A$)
1.28 $
(1.85 A$)
     -35.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 $
(2.33 A$)
1.07 $
(1.55 A$)
     -33.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.78 $
(4.01 A$)
3.73 $
(5.38 A$)
     +34.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $
(3.52 A$)
1.67 $
(2.41 A$)
     -31.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(21.62 A$)
13.88 $
(20.00 A$)
     -7.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.78 $
(4.01 A$)
4.55 $
(6.56 A$)
     +63.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.85 $
(5.55 A$)
4.93 $
(7.10 A$)
     +27.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.50 $
(19.46 A$)
27.75 $
(40.00 A$)
     +105.6 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3.96 A$)
3.19 $
(4.60 A$)
     +16.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.00 $
(126.83 A$)
113.44 $
(163.50 A$)
     +28.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $
(5.77 A$)
3.47 $
(5.00 A$)
     -13.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 $
(4.52 A$)
2.23 $
(3.22 A$)
     -28.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(47.56 A$)
23.69 $
(34.14 A$)
     -28.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.96 $
(8.59 A$)
5.58 $
(8.04 A$)
     -6.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,654.00 $
(41,298.04 A$)
22,896.54 $
(33,000.00 A$)
     -20.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,728.43 $
(37,081.51 A$)
20,280.93 $
(29,230.21 A$)
     -21.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 254.27 $
(366.47 A$)
173.20 $
(249.63 A$)
     -31.9 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $
(0.26 A$)
0.35 $
(0.51 A$)
     +95.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.40 $
(97.14 A$)
56.54 $
(81.50 A$)
     -16.1 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.13 $
(147.20 A$)
51.34 $
(73.99 A$)
     -49.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.28 $
(26.35 A$)
13.88 $
(20.00 A$)
     -24.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(24.50 A$)
15.96 $
(23.00 A$)
     -6.1 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,450.00 $
(3,531.10 A$)
1,784.29 $
(2,571.64 A$)
     -27.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,071.00 $
(47,664.11 A$)
19,419.66 $
(27,988.89 A$)
     -41.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.89 $
(93.52 A$)
85.11 $
(122.67 A$)
     +31.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.96 $
(66.24 A$)
55.21 $
(79.57 A$)
     +20.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.36 $
(125.91 A$)
118.70 $
(171.08 A$)
     +35.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.61 $
(173.83 A$)
130.22 $
(187.68 A$)
     +8.0 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,282.00 $
(4,730.24 A$)
1,402.20 $
(2,020.94 A$)
     -57.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,579.66 $
(3,717.97 A$)
1,174.59 $
(1,692.90 A$)
     -54.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,777.96 $
(8,327.58 A$)
2,644.59 $
(3,811.55 A$)
     -54.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,404.50 $
(6,348.06 A$)
1,806.29 $
(2,603.34 A$)
     -59.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,074.84 $
(1,549.13 A$)
677.25 $
(976.09 A$)
     -37.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 958.17 $
(1,380.98 A$)
610.21 $
(879.47 A$)
     -36.3 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Melbourne Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,087.03 $
(8,773.03 A$)
3,752.33 $
(5,408.10 A$)
     -38.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.02 4.22      -15.9 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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