Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Australia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 0.4% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 6.6% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Australia are 18.0% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 2.3% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Australia are 0.4% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 18.7% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Australia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(30.51 A$)
16.39 $
(25.00 A$)
     -18.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(114.42 A$)
91.77 $
(140.00 A$)
     +22.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.50 $
(16.02 A$)
9.83 $
(15.00 A$)
     -6.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(9.15 A$)
6.56 $
(10.00 A$)
     +9.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(10.68 A$)
7.87 $
(12.00 A$)
     +12.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.08 $
(7.75 A$)
3.44 $
(5.26 A$)
     -32.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.47 $
(3.76 A$)
2.62 $
(4.00 A$)
     +6.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 $
(3.11 A$)
2.24 $
(3.41 A$)
     +9.7 %
Markets
United States Edit Australia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.01 $
(6.12 A$)
5.72 $
(8.73 A$)
     +42.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $
(4.93 A$)
2.18 $
(3.33 A$)
     -32.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 $
(3.14 A$)
0.97 $
(1.48 A$)
     -52.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.73 $
(5.69 A$)
3.90 $
(5.95 A$)
     +4.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.83 $
(8.89 A$)
4.53 $
(6.91 A$)
     -22.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.51 $
(8.40 A$)
3.82 $
(5.82 A$)
     -30.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.24 $
(11.04 A$)
6.44 $
(9.82 A$)
     -11.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 $
(3.68 A$)
1.45 $
(2.21 A$)
     -39.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(1.16 A$)
1.18 $
(1.81 A$)
     +55.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 $
(3.11 A$)
1.37 $
(2.09 A$)
     -32.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.23 $
(3.40 A$)
1.97 $
(3.01 A$)
     -11.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $
(2.09 A$)
1.10 $
(1.68 A$)
     -19.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 $
(2.10 A$)
0.98 $
(1.49 A$)
     -29.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.15 $
(3.29 A$)
2.32 $
(3.54 A$)
     +7.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $
(3.31 A$)
1.72 $
(2.62 A$)
     -20.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(22.88 A$)
12.45 $
(19.00 A$)
     -17.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $
(2.66 A$)
5.06 $
(7.72 A$)
     +189.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.53 $
(5.39 A$)
5.62 $
(8.57 A$)
     +59.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(15.26 A$)
28.29 $
(43.16 A$)
     +182.9 %
Transportation
United States Edit Australia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(3.81 A$)
3.28 $
(5.00 A$)
     +31.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(109.84 A$)
110.12 $
(168.00 A$)
     +53.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 $
(5.72 A$)
3.93 $
(6.00 A$)
     +4.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(4.27 A$)
2.98 $
(4.55 A$)
     +6.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(45.77 A$)
39.33 $
(60.00 A$)
     +31.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.66 $
(5.58 A$)
4.73 $
(7.22 A$)
     +29.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,000.00 $
(50,343.25 A$)
27,458.90 $
(41,890.00 A$)
     -16.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,029.04 $
(39,708.67 A$)
21,551.51 $
(32,877.97 A$)
     -17.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Australia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.68 $
(313.78 A$)
218.99 $
(334.08 A$)
     +6.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.02 $
(77.84 A$)
28.51 $
(43.49 A$)
     -44.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.83 $
(108.05 A$)
55.91 $
(85.29 A$)
     -21.1 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Australia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.82 $
(72.95 A$)
53.73 $
(81.96 A$)
     +12.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.62 $
(34.50 A$)
18.16 $
(27.71 A$)
     -19.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(21.36 A$)
14.42 $
(22.00 A$)
     +3.0 %
Childcare
United States Edit Australia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,379.30 $
(2,104.20 A$)
1,606.55 $
(2,450.87 A$)
     +16.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,267.32 $
(35,495.53 A$)
13,172.00 $
(20,094.58 A$)
     -43.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Australia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.32 $
(79.82 A$)
83.54 $
(127.45 A$)
     +59.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.59 $
(66.50 A$)
64.11 $
(97.80 A$)
     +47.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.40 $
(134.86 A$)
115.77 $
(176.62 A$)
     +31.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.35 $
(174.45 A$)
137.54 $
(209.83 A$)
     +20.3 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Australia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,775.91 $
(2,709.25 A$)
1,537.57 $
(2,345.65 A$)
     -13.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,453.15 $
(2,216.86 A$)
1,220.51 $
(1,861.95 A$)
     -16.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,968.69 $
(4,528.89 A$)
2,489.40 $
(3,797.71 A$)
     -16.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,405.41 $
(3,669.58 A$)
1,803.97 $
(2,752.06 A$)
     -25.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Australia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 322.13 $
(491.42 A$)
798.91 $
(1,218.77 A$)
     +148.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 256.85 $
(391.83 A$)
614.97 $
(938.17 A$)
     +139.4 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Australia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,537.46 $
(6,922.13 A$)
3,446.02 $
(5,257.09 A$)
     -24.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.56 6.48      -1.2 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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