Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Australia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 4.39% higher than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 5.91% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Australia are 23.00% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 0.67% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Australia are 4.01% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 18.20% higher than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Australia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(21.56 A$)
13.91 $
(20.00 A$)
     -7.24 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $
(93.43 A$)
69.57 $
(100.00 A$)
     +7.03 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(11.50 A$)
9.04 $
(13.00 A$)
     +13.05 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(7.19 A$)
5.57 $
(8.00 A$)
     +11.31 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(8.62 A$)
6.26 $
(9.00 A$)
     +4.35 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.51 $
(6.48 A$)
3.28 $
(4.72 A$)
     -27.21 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $
(2.95 A$)
2.45 $
(3.52 A$)
     +19.36 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.62 $
(2.33 A$)
2.05 $
(2.94 A$)
     +26.25 %
Markets
United States Edit Australia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.47 $
(4.99 A$)
4.77 $
(6.86 A$)
     +37.33 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.65 $
(3.81 A$)
1.91 $
(2.74 A$)
     -28.03 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.84 $
(2.64 A$)
0.88 $
(1.27 A$)
     -52.10 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.11 $
(4.47 A$)
3.51 $
(5.05 A$)
     +12.77 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.18 $
(7.44 A$)
3.50 $
(5.04 A$)
     -32.32 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.25 $
(7.55 A$)
3.56 $
(5.12 A$)
     -32.13 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.69 $
(9.62 A$)
6.13 $
(8.81 A$)
     -8.43 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.14 $
(3.08 A$)
1.39 $
(2.00 A$)
     -35.04 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $
(1.04 A$)
1.14 $
(1.64 A$)
     +57.48 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 $
(2.66 A$)
1.24 $
(1.78 A$)
     -33.32 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.00 $
(2.87 A$)
2.10 $
(3.02 A$)
     +5.15 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $
(1.73 A$)
1.03 $
(1.49 A$)
     -14.13 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 $
(1.74 A$)
0.86 $
(1.23 A$)
     -29.06 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.74 $
(2.50 A$)
2.30 $
(3.31 A$)
     +32.40 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $
(2.68 A$)
1.53 $
(2.19 A$)
     -18.12 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.44 $
(17.88 A$)
11.83 $
(17.00 A$)
     -4.93 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.95 $
(4.24 A$)
4.04 $
(5.80 A$)
     +36.81 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.03 $
(4.36 A$)
4.33 $
(6.23 A$)
     +42.83 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.58 $
(12.33 A$)
27.83 $
(40.00 A$)
     +224.34 %
Transportation
United States Edit Australia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(3.59 A$)
3.13 $
(4.50 A$)
     +25.23 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(100.62 A$)
105.87 $
(152.17 A$)
     +51.24 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(4.67 A$)
2.92 $
(4.20 A$)
     -10.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(3.74 A$)
2.43 $
(3.49 A$)
     -6.56 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(43.12 A$)
34.78 $
(50.00 A$)
     +15.95 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.82 $
(6.93 A$)
5.28 $
(7.58 A$)
     +9.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(34,497.67 A$)
20,870.97 $
(30,000.00 A$)
     -13.04 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,619.86 $
(32,513.85 A$)
19,214.20 $
(27,618.55 A$)
     -15.06 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Australia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 173.34 $
(249.16 A$)
141.13 $
(202.85 A$)
     -18.59 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $
(0.21 A$)
0.28 $
(0.40 A$)
     +91.38 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.12 $
(97.91 A$)
53.49 $
(76.89 A$)
     -21.48 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Australia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.52 $
(53.93 A$)
46.74 $
(67.18 A$)
     +24.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.11 $
(24.59 A$)
13.45 $
(19.33 A$)
     -21.39 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(17.25 A$)
13.22 $
(19.00 A$)
     +10.15 %
Childcare
United States Edit Australia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,042.62 $
(1,498.67 A$)
1,375.82 $
(1,977.61 A$)
     +31.96 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,035.45 $
(23,049.41 A$)
11,883.61 $
(17,081.53 A$)
     -25.89 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Australia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.03 $
(64.72 A$)
69.39 $
(99.74 A$)
     +54.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.70 $
(51.31 A$)
40.75 $
(58.57 A$)
     +14.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.20 $
(112.41 A$)
98.00 $
(140.87 A$)
     +25.32 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.67 $
(143.27 A$)
104.32 $
(149.95 A$)
     +4.66 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Australia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,665.36 $
(2,393.79 A$)
1,294.75 $
(1,861.08 A$)
     -22.25 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,248.46 $
(1,794.54 A$)
989.81 $
(1,422.76 A$)
     -20.72 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,777.64 $
(3,992.59 A$)
2,210.65 $
(3,177.59 A$)
     -20.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,184.46 $
(3,139.94 A$)
1,568.99 $
(2,255.27 A$)
     -28.17 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Australia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 418.99 $
(602.26 A$)
521.41 $
(749.47 A$)
     +24.44 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 223.64 $
(321.46 A$)
356.30 $
(512.14 A$)
     +59.32 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Australia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,719.93 $
(5,347.04 A$)
4,137.12 $
(5,946.71 A$)
     +11.21 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.36 3.16      -41.00 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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