Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 5.78% lower than in Australia (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 4.55% higher than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 27.80% higher than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 0.88% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 5.43% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 15.31% lower than in Australia
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Restaurants
Australia Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(14.13 $)
21.23 A$
(15.00 $)
     +6.13 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$
(70.67 $)
91.98 A$
(65.00 $)
     -8.02 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 A$
(9.19 $)
11.32 A$
(8.00 $)
     -12.92 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(5.65 $)
7.08 A$
(5.00 $)
     -11.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(6.36 $)
8.49 A$
(6.00 $)
     -5.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.72 A$
(3.34 $)
6.39 A$
(4.51 $)
     +35.30 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.52 A$
(2.48 $)
2.90 A$
(2.05 $)
     -17.42 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.95 A$
(2.08 $)
2.30 A$
(1.62 $)
     -22.09 %
Markets
Australia Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.86 A$
(4.85 $)
4.92 A$
(3.48 $)
     -28.32 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.74 A$
(1.94 $)
3.75 A$
(2.65 $)
     +36.76 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.27 A$
(0.89 $)
2.60 A$
(1.84 $)
     +105.49 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.04 A$
(3.56 $)
4.41 A$
(3.12 $)
     -12.55 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.03 A$
(3.55 $)
7.32 A$
(5.18 $)
     +45.63 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.13 A$
(3.63 $)
7.42 A$
(5.24 $)
     +44.57 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.82 A$
(6.24 $)
9.48 A$
(6.70 $)
     +7.41 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.00 A$
(1.42 $)
3.03 A$
(2.14 $)
     +51.34 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.64 A$
(1.16 $)
1.02 A$
(0.72 $)
     -37.50 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.78 A$
(1.26 $)
2.63 A$
(1.86 $)
     +47.62 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.04 A$
(2.15 $)
2.83 A$
(2.00 $)
     -6.85 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 A$
(1.05 $)
1.70 A$
(1.20 $)
     +14.44 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 A$
(0.87 $)
1.71 A$
(1.21 $)
     +38.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.33 A$
(2.35 $)
2.46 A$
(1.74 $)
     -26.02 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 A$
(1.57 $)
2.64 A$
(1.87 $)
     +19.01 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$
(12.01 $)
17.67 A$
(12.48 $)
     +3.92 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.80 A$
(4.10 $)
4.18 A$
(2.95 $)
     -28.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.24 A$
(4.41 $)
4.29 A$
(3.03 $)
     -31.22 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$
(28.27 $)
12.15 A$
(8.59 $)
     -69.63 %
Transportation
Australia Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 A$
(3.18 $)
3.54 A$
(2.50 $)
     -21.39 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 152.09 A$
(107.48 $)
99.05 A$
(70.00 $)
     -34.87 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 A$
(2.97 $)
4.60 A$
(3.25 $)
     +9.49 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.49 A$
(2.47 $)
3.68 A$
(2.60 $)
     +5.35 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$
(35.34 $)
42.45 A$
(30.00 $)
     -15.10 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.58 A$
(5.36 $)
6.82 A$
(4.82 $)
     -10.02 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 A$
(21,201.29 $)
33,960.19 A$
(24,000.00 $)
     +13.20 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,615.82 A$
(19,516.37 $)
32,012.89 A$
(22,623.82 $)
     +15.92 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Australia Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 203.63 A$
(143.91 $)
245.20 A$
(173.28 $)
     +20.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 A$
(0.28 $)
0.21 A$
(0.15 $)
     -48.56 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.87 A$
(54.33 $)
96.40 A$
(68.13 $)
     +25.40 %
Sports And Leisure
Australia Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 67.40 A$
(47.63 $)
53.12 A$
(37.54 $)
     -21.19 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.41 A$
(13.71 $)
24.27 A$
(17.15 $)
     +25.08 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 19.25 A$
(13.60 $)
16.98 A$
(12.00 $)
     -11.79 %
Childcare
Australia Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,966.63 A$
(1,389.84 $)
1,479.49 A$
(1,045.57 $)
     -24.77 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,085.05 A$
(12,074.17 $)
22,690.29 A$
(16,035.45 $)
     +32.81 %
Clothing And Shoes
Australia Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.78 A$
(70.52 $)
63.73 A$
(45.04 $)
     -36.13 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.33 A$
(41.22 $)
50.52 A$
(35.70 $)
     -13.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.84 A$
(99.54 $)
110.69 A$
(78.22 $)
     -21.41 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 149.53 A$
(105.67 $)
141.10 A$
(99.71 $)
     -5.64 %
Rent Per Month
Australia Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,862.62 A$
(1,316.33 $)
2,357.74 A$
(1,666.24 $)
     +26.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,425.64 A$
(1,007.52 $)
1,767.45 A$
(1,249.07 $)
     +23.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,179.22 A$
(2,246.79 $)
3,933.77 A$
(2,780.03 $)
     +23.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,258.55 A$
(1,596.14 $)
3,092.53 A$
(2,185.52 $)
     +36.93 %
Buy Apartment Price
Australia Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 746.34 A$
(527.45 $)
593.20 A$
(419.22 $)
     -20.52 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 510.45 A$
(360.74 $)
316.10 A$
(223.39 $)
     -38.07 %
Salaries And Financing
Australia Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,945.85 A$
(4,201.99 $)
5,264.61 A$
(3,720.55 $)
     -11.46 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.16 5.36      +69.47 %
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