Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 11.01% lower than in Australia (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 4.19% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 12.31% higher than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 3.47% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 9.95% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 3.48% higher than in Australia
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Restaurants
Australia Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(14.76 $)
20.33 A$
(15.00 $)
     +1.66 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 A$
(66.40 $)
81.33 A$
(60.00 $)
     -9.64 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$
(8.85 $)
10.84 A$
(8.00 $)
     -9.64 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(5.90 $)
6.78 A$
(5.00 $)
     -15.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(6.64 $)
8.13 A$
(6.00 $)
     -9.64 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.49 A$
(3.31 $)
5.83 A$
(4.30 $)
     +30.01 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 A$
(2.45 $)
2.59 A$
(1.91 $)
     -22.22 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 A$
(2.08 $)
2.09 A$
(1.54 $)
     -25.83 %
Markets
Australia Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.24 A$
(4.60 $)
4.40 A$
(3.25 $)
     -29.47 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.53 A$
(1.87 $)
3.37 A$
(2.48 $)
     +32.88 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.23 A$
(0.91 $)
2.44 A$
(1.80 $)
     +98.32 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.78 A$
(3.52 $)
3.12 A$
(2.30 $)
     -34.75 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.95 A$
(3.65 $)
6.80 A$
(5.02 $)
     +37.58 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.94 A$
(3.64 $)
5.66 A$
(4.18 $)
     +14.72 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.31 A$
(6.13 $)
7.80 A$
(5.75 $)
     -6.15 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.08 A$
(1.54 $)
2.78 A$
(2.05 $)
     +33.68 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.56 A$
(1.15 $)
0.96 A$
(0.71 $)
     -38.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.69 A$
(1.25 $)
2.44 A$
(1.80 $)
     +44.71 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.30 A$
(1.70 $)
2.63 A$
(1.94 $)
     +14.31 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 A$
(1.10 $)
1.59 A$
(1.17 $)
     +6.75 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 A$
(0.87 $)
1.60 A$
(1.18 $)
     +35.54 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.73 A$
(2.01 $)
2.23 A$
(1.64 $)
     -18.29 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.29 A$
(1.69 $)
2.44 A$
(1.80 $)
     +6.67 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(11.07 $)
16.27 A$
(12.00 $)
     +8.43 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.42 A$
(4.00 $)
3.36 A$
(2.48 $)
     -37.94 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.98 A$
(4.41 $)
3.86 A$
(2.84 $)
     -35.49 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$
(25.82 $)
10.84 A$
(8.00 $)
     -69.02 %
Transportation
Australia Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.30 A$
(3.17 $)
2.98 A$
(2.20 $)
     -30.65 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$
(110.67 $)
88.10 A$
(65.00 $)
     -41.27 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 A$
(3.10 $)
4.41 A$
(3.25 $)
     +4.88 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.38 A$
(2.49 $)
3.56 A$
(2.63 $)
     +5.48 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$
(36.89 $)
40.66 A$
(30.00 $)
     -18.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.42 A$
(4.00 $)
3.54 A$
(2.61 $)
     -34.78 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 A$
(20,657.83 $)
31,174.61 A$
(23,000.00 $)
     +11.34 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,727.43 A$
(18,981.18 $)
29,375.76 A$
(21,672.84 $)
     +14.18 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Australia Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219.35 A$
(161.84 $)
223.95 A$
(165.23 $)
     +2.10 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.43 A$
(0.31 $)
0.19 A$
(0.14 $)
     -55.76 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.53 A$
(56.46 $)
89.35 A$
(65.92 $)
     +16.75 %
Sports And Leisure
Australia Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.25 A$
(48.14 $)
50.28 A$
(37.10 $)
     -22.93 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.20 A$
(14.90 $)
21.43 A$
(15.81 $)
     +6.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$
(13.28 $)
16.27 A$
(12.00 $)
     -9.64 %
Childcare
Australia Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,902.45 A$
(1,403.59 $)
1,272.81 A$
(939.05 $)
     -33.10 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,121.19 A$
(12,631.66 $)
21,094.98 A$
(15,563.45 $)
     +23.21 %
Clothing And Shoes
Australia Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.55 A$
(73.45 $)
59.48 A$
(43.88 $)
     -40.25 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60.88 A$
(44.92 $)
48.18 A$
(35.55 $)
     -20.87 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 134.94 A$
(99.55 $)
103.25 A$
(76.18 $)
     -23.48 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.51 A$
(103.67 $)
130.73 A$
(96.45 $)
     -6.96 %
Rent Per Month
Australia Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,655.32 A$
(1,221.26 $)
1,809.10 A$
(1,334.72 $)
     +9.29 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,265.08 A$
(933.35 $)
1,466.52 A$
(1,081.97 $)
     +15.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,793.33 A$
(2,060.86 $)
2,942.45 A$
(2,170.88 $)
     +5.34 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,942.85 A$
(1,433.40 $)
2,380.70 A$
(1,756.43 $)
     +22.54 %
Buy Apartment Price
Australia Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 764.40 A$
(563.96 $)
451.82 A$
(333.34 $)
     -40.89 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 547.03 A$
(403.59 $)
270.61 A$
(199.65 $)
     -50.53 %
Salaries And Financing
Australia Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,862.47 A$
(3,587.43 $)
4,820.73 A$
(3,556.64 $)
     -0.86 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.66 4.01      +9.50 %
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