Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Australia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 16.22% higher than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 8.00% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in Australia are 7.82% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 7.19% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Australia are 14.60% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 5.14% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Australia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(19.91 A$)
15.07 $
(20.00 A$)
     +0.45 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(79.64 A$)
67.81 $
(90.00 A$)
     +13.01 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(10.62 A$)
9.04 $
(12.00 A$)
     +13.01 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(6.64 A$)
6.03 $
(8.00 A$)
     +20.55 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(7.96 A$)
6.78 $
(9.00 A$)
     +13.01 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.30 $
(5.70 A$)
3.39 $
(4.50 A$)
     -21.09 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 $
(2.53 A$)
2.51 $
(3.33 A$)
     +31.65 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(2.05 A$)
2.13 $
(2.83 A$)
     +38.50 %
Markets
United States Edit Australia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.24 $
(4.30 A$)
4.69 $
(6.23 A$)
     +44.98 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.48 $
(3.29 A$)
1.91 $
(2.53 A$)
     -23.15 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 $
(2.40 A$)
0.93 $
(1.23 A$)
     -48.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.30 $
(3.06 A$)
3.57 $
(4.74 A$)
     +54.98 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.03 $
(6.67 A$)
3.70 $
(4.91 A$)
     -26.39 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.17 $
(5.54 A$)
3.71 $
(4.92 A$)
     -11.16 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.73 $
(7.60 A$)
6.23 $
(8.27 A$)
     +8.73 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(2.73 A$)
1.57 $
(2.09 A$)
     -23.44 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(0.94 A$)
1.16 $
(1.54 A$)
     +64.67 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 $
(2.39 A$)
1.27 $
(1.69 A$)
     -29.23 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(2.57 A$)
1.71 $
(2.27 A$)
     -11.59 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(1.55 A$)
1.11 $
(1.47 A$)
     -5.19 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1.56 A$)
0.89 $
(1.19 A$)
     -23.93 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 $
(2.18 A$)
2.04 $
(2.71 A$)
     +24.54 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $
(2.39 A$)
1.72 $
(2.29 A$)
     -4.44 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(15.93 A$)
11.30 $
(15.00 A$)
     -5.82 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $
(3.26 A$)
4.04 $
(5.36 A$)
     +64.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 $
(3.76 A$)
4.47 $
(5.93 A$)
     +57.87 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(10.62 A$)
26.37 $
(35.00 A$)
     +229.62 %
Transportation
United States Edit Australia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(2.99 A$)
3.24 $
(4.30 A$)
     +43.98 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(86.27 A$)
113.01 $
(150.00 A$)
     +73.86 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(4.31 A$)
3.16 $
(4.20 A$)
     -2.64 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(3.46 A$)
2.62 $
(3.48 A$)
     +0.59 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(39.82 A$)
37.67 $
(50.00 A$)
     +25.57 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.61 $
(3.47 A$)
4.06 $
(5.39 A$)
     +55.44 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(30,528.01 A$)
21,095.38 $
(28,000.00 A$)
     -8.28 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,631.80 $
(28,712.00 A$)
19,350.64 $
(25,684.21 A$)
     -10.55 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Australia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.77 $
(218.71 A$)
166.48 $
(220.97 A$)
     +1.04 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.18 A$)
0.32 $
(0.43 A$)
     +133.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.80 $
(87.34 A$)
57.46 $
(76.26 A$)
     -12.69 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Australia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.07 $
(49.20 A$)
49.06 $
(65.12 A$)
     +32.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.72 $
(20.86 A$)
15.47 $
(20.53 A$)
     -1.60 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(15.93 A$)
13.56 $
(18.00 A$)
     +13.01 %
Childcare
United States Edit Australia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 935.94 $
(1,242.28 A$)
1,416.48 $
(1,880.10 A$)
     +51.34 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,558.20 $
(20,650.48 A$)
12,848.51 $
(17,053.89 A$)
     -17.42 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Australia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.92 $
(58.30 A$)
74.70 $
(99.15 A$)
     +70.08 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.52 $
(47.14 A$)
45.49 $
(60.37 A$)
     +28.07 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.06 $
(100.96 A$)
102.18 $
(135.62 A$)
     +34.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.22 $
(127.71 A$)
105.77 $
(140.39 A$)
     +9.93 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Australia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,339.28 $
(1,777.63 A$)
1,237.69 $
(1,642.79 A$)
     -7.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,083.41 $
(1,438.01 A$)
954.73 $
(1,267.22 A$)
     -11.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,154.76 $
(2,860.03 A$)
2,107.77 $
(2,797.65 A$)
     -2.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,741.42 $
(2,311.39 A$)
1,451.52 $
(1,926.61 A$)
     -16.65 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Australia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 333.15 $
(442.19 A$)
572.49 $
(759.87 A$)
     +71.84 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 199.22 $
(264.43 A$)
408.69 $
(542.46 A$)
     +105.14 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Australia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,558.85 $
(4,723.68 A$)
3,646.12 $
(4,839.51 A$)
     +2.45 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.03 3.68      -8.75 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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