Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 15.14% lower than in Australia (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 8.53% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 7.61% higher than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 8.17% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 14.04% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 3.29% higher than in Australia
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Restaurants
Australia Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(15.57 $)
19.27 A$
(15.00 $)
     -3.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 A$
(70.07 $)
77.06 A$
(60.00 $)
     -14.38 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$
(9.34 $)
10.27 A$
(8.00 $)
     -14.38 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(6.23 $)
6.42 A$
(5.00 $)
     -19.73 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(7.01 $)
7.71 A$
(6.00 $)
     -14.38 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.49 A$
(3.50 $)
5.51 A$
(4.29 $)
     +22.63 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.32 A$
(2.59 $)
2.45 A$
(1.90 $)
     -26.39 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 A$
(2.20 $)
1.98 A$
(1.54 $)
     -29.92 %
Markets
Australia Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.22 A$
(4.84 $)
4.15 A$
(3.23 $)
     -33.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.54 A$
(1.97 $)
3.18 A$
(2.48 $)
     +25.51 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.23 A$
(0.96 $)
2.32 A$
(1.80 $)
     +88.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.73 A$
(3.68 $)
2.96 A$
(2.31 $)
     -37.38 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.92 A$
(3.83 $)
6.43 A$
(5.01 $)
     +30.81 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.93 A$
(3.84 $)
5.33 A$
(4.15 $)
     +8.14 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.24 A$
(6.41 $)
7.32 A$
(5.70 $)
     -11.12 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 A$
(1.61 $)
2.64 A$
(2.06 $)
     +27.59 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.52 A$
(1.18 $)
0.91 A$
(0.71 $)
     -40.16 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.69 A$
(1.32 $)
2.31 A$
(1.80 $)
     +36.68 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.25 A$
(1.75 $)
2.49 A$
(1.93 $)
     +10.32 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.48 A$
(1.15 $)
1.51 A$
(1.17 $)
     +1.99 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 A$
(0.92 $)
1.52 A$
(1.18 $)
     +28.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.72 A$
(2.12 $)
2.10 A$
(1.64 $)
     -22.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.27 A$
(1.77 $)
2.32 A$
(1.81 $)
     +2.13 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(11.68 $)
15.41 A$
(12.00 $)
     +2.75 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.34 A$
(4.16 $)
3.12 A$
(2.43 $)
     -41.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.89 A$
(4.59 $)
3.62 A$
(2.82 $)
     -38.48 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$
(27.25 $)
10.27 A$
(8.00 $)
     -70.64 %
Transportation
Australia Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 A$
(3.43 $)
2.89 A$
(2.25 $)
     -34.32 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$
(116.79 $)
83.48 A$
(65.00 $)
     -44.34 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 A$
(3.27 $)
4.17 A$
(3.25 $)
     -0.62 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.44 A$
(2.68 $)
3.36 A$
(2.62 $)
     -2.29 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$
(38.31 $)
38.53 A$
(30.00 $)
     -21.69 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.36 A$
(4.17 $)
3.28 A$
(2.56 $)
     -38.71 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,999.50 A$
(21,800.52 $)
29,540.05 A$
(23,000.00 $)
     +5.50 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,593.48 A$
(19,927.18 $)
27,738.39 A$
(21,597.22 $)
     +8.38 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Australia Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219.14 A$
(170.62 $)
211.30 A$
(164.52 $)
     -3.58 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 A$
(0.32 $)
0.18 A$
(0.14 $)
     -56.61 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.71 A$
(58.95 $)
84.46 A$
(65.76 $)
     +11.55 %
Sports And Leisure
Australia Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.43 A$
(50.17 $)
47.61 A$
(37.07 $)
     -26.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.67 A$
(16.10 $)
20.16 A$
(15.70 $)
     -2.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$
(14.01 $)
15.41 A$
(12.00 $)
     -14.38 %
Childcare
Australia Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,869.01 A$
(1,455.22 $)
1,201.97 A$
(935.86 $)
     -35.69 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,044.26 A$
(13,270.73 $)
20,148.38 A$
(15,687.61 $)
     +18.21 %
Clothing And Shoes
Australia Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.01 A$
(77.09 $)
56.29 A$
(43.83 $)
     -43.14 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60.02 A$
(46.73 $)
45.56 A$
(35.47 $)
     -24.09 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 135.44 A$
(105.46 $)
97.58 A$
(75.98 $)
     -27.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.18 A$
(109.15 $)
123.40 A$
(96.08 $)
     -11.97 %
Rent Per Month
Australia Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,629.26 A$
(1,268.55 $)
1,719.96 A$
(1,339.17 $)
     +5.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,260.70 A$
(981.59 $)
1,388.97 A$
(1,081.46 $)
     +10.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,762.97 A$
(2,151.26 $)
2,768.30 A$
(2,155.41 $)
     +0.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,914.82 A$
(1,490.88 $)
2,230.23 A$
(1,736.46 $)
     +16.47 %
Buy Apartment Price
Australia Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 775.30 A$
(603.65 $)
427.40 A$
(332.77 $)
     -44.87 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 557.14 A$
(433.79 $)
255.12 A$
(198.64 $)
     -54.21 %
Salaries And Financing
Australia Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,826.99 A$
(3,758.32 $)
4,560.58 A$
(3,550.88 $)
     -5.52 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.67 4.05      +10.18 %
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