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Adelaide vs Melbourne
Adl vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Adelaide

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Adl
Outside city centre
Mel
Adl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Adl
Outside city centre
Mel
Adl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Adl
Outside city centre
Mel
Adl

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Adelaide
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Melbourne
Adelaide

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Adl

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Mel
Adl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Adl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Adl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Adelaide

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Adl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Mel
Adl
White bread 500g
Mel
Adl
Eggs 12
Mel
Adl
White rice 1kg
Mel
Adl

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Adelaide

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Mel
Adl
Beef round 1kg
Mel
Adl
Local cheese 1kg
Mel
Adl

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Adl
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Adl
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Adl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Adl
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Adl
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Adl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Mel $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Mel $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Adelaide
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Adelaide

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Mel $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Mel $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Mel $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Adl
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Adl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Adl
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Adl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Adelaide

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Adl

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Mel
Adl

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Mel
Adl
1 pair men's leather shoes
Mel
Adl

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Adelaide
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth