Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 10.58% lower than in Australia (without rent)
Rent Prices in United States are 12.80% higher than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 6.01% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 8.85% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 4.68% higher than in Australia
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Restaurants
Australia[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(14.72 $)
20.38 A$
(15.00 $)
     +1.92 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 A$
(66.23 $)
74.74 A$
(55.00 $)
     -16.95 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$
(8.83 $)
10.87 A$
(8.00 $)
     -9.40 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(5.89 $)
6.79 A$
(5.00 $)
     -15.07 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(6.62 $)
8.15 A$
(6.00 $)
     -9.40 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.50 A$
(3.31 $)
5.78 A$
(4.26 $)
     +28.55 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.32 A$
(2.44 $)
2.57 A$
(1.89 $)
     -22.69 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 A$
(2.06 $)
2.09 A$
(1.54 $)
     -25.48 %
Markets
Australia[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.33 A$
(4.66 $)
4.38 A$
(3.22 $)
     -30.87 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.51 A$
(1.85 $)
3.35 A$
(2.47 $)
     +33.60 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.23 A$
(0.91 $)
2.47 A$
(1.82 $)
     +100.48 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.69 A$
(3.45 $)
3.17 A$
(2.33 $)
     -32.36 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.81 A$
(3.54 $)
6.82 A$
(5.02 $)
     +41.68 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.93 A$
(3.63 $)
5.60 A$
(4.12 $)
     +13.50 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.84 A$
(5.77 $)
7.68 A$
(5.65 $)
     -2.03 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.03 A$
(1.50 $)
2.82 A$
(2.07 $)
     +38.70 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.55 A$
(1.14 $)
0.96 A$
(0.71 $)
     -38.00 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.71 A$
(1.26 $)
2.49 A$
(1.83 $)
     +45.66 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.32 A$
(1.71 $)
2.64 A$
(1.94 $)
     +13.62 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 A$
(1.10 $)
1.64 A$
(1.20 $)
     +9.26 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 A$
(0.89 $)
1.63 A$
(1.20 $)
     +34.50 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.74 A$
(2.02 $)
2.21 A$
(1.63 $)
     -19.39 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 A$
(1.72 $)
2.46 A$
(1.81 $)
     +5.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(11.04 $)
16.31 A$
(12.00 $)
     +8.71 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.51 A$
(4.06 $)
3.29 A$
(2.42 $)
     -40.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.98 A$
(4.40 $)
4.03 A$
(2.96 $)
     -32.68 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$
(25.76 $)
10.87 A$
(8.00 $)
     -68.94 %
Transportation
Australia[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 A$
(3.24 $)
3.06 A$
(2.25 $)
     -30.51 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$
(110.38 $)
95.13 A$
(70.00 $)
     -36.58 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 A$
(3.09 $)
4.42 A$
(3.25 $)
     +5.16 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.32 A$
(2.44 $)
3.67 A$
(2.70 $)
     +10.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$
(36.20 $)
40.77 A$
(30.00 $)
     -17.14 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.50 A$
(4.05 $)
3.51 A$
(2.59 $)
     -36.17 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 A$
(19,868.53 $)
31,255.46 A$
(23,000.00 $)
     +15.76 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,238.17 A$
(18,572.05 $)
29,153.22 A$
(21,453.02 $)
     +15.51 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Australia[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219.56 A$
(161.56 $)
220.43 A$
(162.21 $)
     +0.40 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 A$
(0.30 $)
0.19 A$
(0.14 $)
     -54.97 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.79 A$
(55.03 $)
88.73 A$
(65.29 $)
     +18.64 %
Sports And Leisure
Australia[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.14 A$
(47.93 $)
50.78 A$
(37.37 $)
     -22.04 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.02 A$
(15.47 $)
21.55 A$
(15.86 $)
     +2.52 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$
(13.25 $)
16.31 A$
(12.00 $)
     -9.40 %
Childcare
Australia[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,901.03 A$
(1,398.91 $)
1,280.15 A$
(942.02 $)
     -32.66 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,690.27 A$
(13,017.76 $)
21,998.29 A$
(16,187.91 $)
     +24.35 %
Clothing And Shoes
Australia[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 98.99 A$
(72.84 $)
59.85 A$
(44.04 $)
     -39.54 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 59.38 A$
(43.69 $)
48.32 A$
(35.56 $)
     -18.62 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.80 A$
(98.46 $)
103.16 A$
(75.91 $)
     -22.90 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.55 A$
(103.43 $)
130.69 A$
(96.17 $)
     -7.02 %
Rent Per Month
Australia[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,667.46 A$
(1,227.04 $)
1,834.95 A$
(1,350.29 $)
     +10.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,261.47 A$
(928.28 $)
1,471.70 A$
(1,082.99 $)
     +16.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,746.36 A$
(2,020.97 $)
2,940.23 A$
(2,163.63 $)
     +7.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,933.33 A$
(1,422.68 $)
2,335.35 A$
(1,718.52 $)
     +20.79 %
Buy Apartment Price
Australia[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 758.52 A$
(558.17 $)
397.17 A$
(292.26 $)
     -47.64 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 549.01 A$
(404.00 $)
263.67 A$
(194.03 $)
     -51.97 %
Salaries And Financing
Australia[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,800.29 A$
(3,532.39 $)
4,836.63 A$
(3,559.14 $)
     +0.76 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.92 4.18      +6.64 %
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