Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Australia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 11.48% higher than in United States (without rent)
Rent Prices in Australia are 11.56% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 5.78% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Australia are 9.43% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 4.45% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(20.44 A$)
14.68 $
(20.00 A$)
     -2.13 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.57 $
(75.71 A$)
66.06 $
(90.00 A$)
     +18.87 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(10.90 A$)
8.81 $
(12.00 A$)
     +10.10 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(6.81 A$)
5.87 $
(8.00 A$)
     +17.44 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(8.17 A$)
6.61 $
(9.00 A$)
     +10.10 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.26 $
(5.80 A$)
3.30 $
(4.50 A$)
     -22.40 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $
(2.58 A$)
2.44 $
(3.32 A$)
     +29.01 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(2.10 A$)
2.06 $
(2.81 A$)
     +33.87 %
Markets
United States[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.22 $
(4.39 A$)
4.65 $
(6.33 A$)
     +44.29 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.47 $
(3.36 A$)
1.84 $
(2.51 A$)
     -25.35 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.82 $
(2.48 A$)
0.91 $
(1.23 A$)
     -50.25 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.33 $
(3.18 A$)
3.44 $
(4.69 A$)
     +47.51 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.02 $
(6.84 A$)
3.53 $
(4.81 A$)
     -29.59 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.12 $
(5.61 A$)
3.62 $
(4.93 A$)
     -12.11 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.65 $
(7.70 A$)
5.75 $
(7.84 A$)
     +1.82 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 $
(2.83 A$)
1.49 $
(2.03 A$)
     -28.09 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(0.97 A$)
1.14 $
(1.55 A$)
     +60.86 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.83 $
(2.49 A$)
1.25 $
(1.71 A$)
     -31.53 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(2.65 A$)
1.71 $
(2.32 A$)
     -12.18 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $
(1.64 A$)
1.10 $
(1.50 A$)
     -8.71 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 $
(1.63 A$)
0.89 $
(1.21 A$)
     -25.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $
(2.22 A$)
2.01 $
(2.74 A$)
     +23.73 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 $
(2.47 A$)
1.71 $
(2.34 A$)
     -5.41 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(16.35 A$)
11.01 $
(15.00 A$)
     -8.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.42 $
(3.30 A$)
4.05 $
(5.52 A$)
     +67.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.96 $
(4.04 A$)
4.39 $
(5.98 A$)
     +48.22 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(10.90 A$)
25.69 $
(35.00 A$)
     +221.12 %
Transportation
United States[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(3.07 A$)
3.23 $
(4.40 A$)
     +43.54 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(95.37 A$)
110.10 $
(150.00 A$)
     +57.28 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(4.43 A$)
3.08 $
(4.20 A$)
     -5.15 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(3.68 A$)
2.43 $
(3.32 A$)
     -9.88 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(40.87 A$)
36.11 $
(49.20 A$)
     +20.37 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.59 $
(3.52 A$)
4.04 $
(5.50 A$)
     +56.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(31,335.54 A$)
19,817.75 $
(27,000.00 A$)
     -13.84 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,451.86 $
(29,226.34 A$)
18,520.61 $
(25,232.76 A$)
     -13.66 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.21 $
(221.00 A$)
161.15 $
(219.56 A$)
     -0.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.19 A$)
0.30 $
(0.41 A$)
     +121.53 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.28 $
(88.94 A$)
54.92 $
(74.83 A$)
     -15.87 %
Sports And Leisure
United States[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.36 $
(50.91 A$)
47.81 $
(65.14 A$)
     +27.95 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.86 $
(21.60 A$)
15.45 $
(21.05 A$)
     -2.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(16.35 A$)
13.21 $
(18.00 A$)
     +10.10 %
Childcare
United States[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 942.34 $
(1,283.86 A$)
1,395.34 $
(1,901.03 A$)
     +48.07 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,187.91 $
(22,054.66 A$)
12,984.49 $
(17,690.27 A$)
     -19.79 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.04 $
(60.00 A$)
72.66 $
(98.99 A$)
     +64.98 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.55 $
(48.43 A$)
43.58 $
(59.38 A$)
     +22.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.91 $
(103.43 A$)
98.21 $
(133.80 A$)
     +29.36 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.17 $
(131.02 A$)
103.16 $
(140.55 A$)
     +7.28 %
Rent Per Month
United States[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,350.01 $
(1,839.27 A$)
1,223.92 $
(1,667.49 A$)
     -9.34 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,082.79 $
(1,475.21 A$)
925.93 $
(1,261.50 A$)
     -14.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,163.40 $
(2,947.45 A$)
2,015.82 $
(2,746.38 A$)
     -6.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,718.52 $
(2,341.33 A$)
1,419.06 $
(1,933.34 A$)
     -17.43 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 292.26 $
(398.18 A$)
556.82 $
(758.62 A$)
     +90.52 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 194.03 $
(264.35 A$)
402.97 $
(549.01 A$)
     +107.69 %
Salaries And Financing
United States[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,559.46 $
(4,849.46 A$)
3,523.47 $
(4,800.43 A$)
     -1.01 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.18 3.92      -6.21 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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