Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and United States Reverse

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Cost of Living in United States is 1.1% higher than in Australia (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in United States is 8.8% higher than in Australia
Rent Prices in United States are 26.6% higher than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in United States are 6.3% higher than in Australia
Groceries Prices in United States are 1.7% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 11.6% higher than in Australia
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Restaurants
Australia Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 A$
(16.51 $)
30.28 A$
(20.00 $)
     +21.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 127.50 A$
(84.22 $)
113.54 A$
(75.00 $)
     -10.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$
(9.91 $)
16.65 A$
(11.00 $)
     +11.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$
(6.61 $)
9.08 A$
(6.00 $)
     -9.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.00 A$
(7.27 $)
10.60 A$
(7.00 $)
     -3.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.29 A$
(3.49 $)
7.73 A$
(5.11 $)
     +46.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 A$
(2.64 $)
3.77 A$
(2.49 $)
     -5.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.34 A$
(2.21 $)
3.11 A$
(2.05 $)
     -7.1 %
Markets
Australia Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.79 A$
(5.81 $)
6.04 A$
(3.99 $)
     -31.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.40 A$
(2.25 $)
4.90 A$
(3.24 $)
     +44.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.48 A$
(0.98 $)
3.12 A$
(2.06 $)
     +110.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.13 A$
(4.05 $)
5.56 A$
(3.67 $)
     -9.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.78 A$
(4.48 $)
8.81 A$
(5.82 $)
     +30.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.87 A$
(3.88 $)
8.27 A$
(5.47 $)
     +40.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.89 A$
(6.53 $)
10.99 A$
(7.26 $)
     +11.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.20 A$
(1.45 $)
3.64 A$
(2.40 $)
     +65.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.84 A$
(1.22 $)
1.16 A$
(0.76 $)
     -37.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.08 A$
(1.38 $)
3.08 A$
(2.04 $)
     +48.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.04 A$
(2.01 $)
3.36 A$
(2.22 $)
     +10.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.67 A$
(1.10 $)
2.05 A$
(1.35 $)
     +22.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.48 A$
(0.98 $)
2.09 A$
(1.38 $)
     +40.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.48 A$
(2.30 $)
3.27 A$
(2.16 $)
     -6.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.53 A$
(1.67 $)
3.31 A$
(2.19 $)
     +30.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$
(13.21 $)
22.71 A$
(15.00 $)
     +13.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.35 A$
(4.85 $)
2.71 A$
(1.79 $)
     -63.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.41 A$
(5.56 $)
5.32 A$
(3.51 $)
     -36.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 A$
(29.72 $)
15.14 A$
(10.00 $)
     -66.4 %
Transportation
Australia Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$
(3.30 $)
3.78 A$
(2.50 $)
     -24.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 168.00 A$
(110.97 $)
105.97 A$
(70.00 $)
     -36.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 A$
(3.96 $)
5.30 A$
(3.50 $)
     -11.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.10 A$
(2.71 $)
4.17 A$
(2.76 $)
     +1.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 A$
(39.63 $)
45.42 A$
(30.00 $)
     -24.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.15 A$
(4.73 $)
5.52 A$
(3.65 $)
     -22.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 44,423.00 A$
(29,343.22 $)
50,637.26 A$
(33,448.00 $)
     +14.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,874.73 A$
(22,375.66 $)
39,527.39 A$
(26,109.47 $)
     +16.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Australia Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 307.67 A$
(203.23 $)
309.29 A$
(204.30 $)
     +0.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 41.76 A$
(27.59 $)
80.05 A$
(52.88 $)
     +91.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.24 A$
(54.32 $)
106.74 A$
(70.51 $)
     +29.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Australia Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 77.78 A$
(51.38 $)
70.62 A$
(46.65 $)
     -9.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.59 A$
(16.90 $)
33.05 A$
(21.83 $)
     +29.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 21.00 A$
(13.87 $)
21.19 A$
(14.00 $)
     +0.9 %
Childcare
Australia Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,391.27 A$
(1,579.53 $)
2,094.54 A$
(1,383.53 $)
     -12.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,065.93 A$
(12,593.83 $)
34,016.48 A$
(22,469.29 $)
     +78.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Australia Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 119.89 A$
(79.19 $)
78.81 A$
(52.05 $)
     -34.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 85.72 A$
(56.62 $)
64.42 A$
(42.55 $)
     -24.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 168.46 A$
(111.27 $)
134.01 A$
(88.52 $)
     -20.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 179.53 A$
(118.59 $)
172.39 A$
(113.87 $)
     -4.0 %
Rent Per Month
Australia Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,235.68 A$
(1,476.76 $)
2,653.96 A$
(1,753.05 $)
     +18.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,759.26 A$
(1,162.07 $)
2,182.62 A$
(1,441.71 $)
     +24.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,578.76 A$
(2,363.92 $)
4,445.28 A$
(2,936.29 $)
     +24.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,607.26 A$
(1,722.20 $)
3,609.95 A$
(2,384.52 $)
     +38.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Australia Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,015.27 A$
(670.63 $)
466.72 A$
(308.29 $)
     -54.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 743.13 A$
(490.87 $)
378.56 A$
(250.06 $)
     -49.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Australia Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,662.37 A$
(3,740.23 $)
6,873.34 A$
(4,540.12 $)
     +21.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.38 6.57      +2.9 %
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