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Brisbane vs London
Bne vs Lon

Average net salary (After tax)

London
Brisbane

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Bne
Outside city centre
Lon
Bne

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Bne
Outside city centre
Lon
Bne

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lon
Bne
Outside city centre
Lon
Bne

Mortgage rates

London
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

London
Brisbane

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lon
Bne

Mobile phone data

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

Lon
Bne

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lon
Bne

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lon
Bne

Fuel prices

Per Litre

London
Brisbane

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lon
Bne
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Lon
Bne
White bread 500g
Lon
Bne
Eggs 12
Lon
Bne
White rice 1kg
Lon
Bne

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

London
Brisbane

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Lon
Bne
Beef round 1kg
Lon
Bne
Local cheese 1kg
Lon
Bne

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lon
Bne
Lettuce 1 head
Lon
Bne
Tomatoes 1kg
Lon
Bne

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lon
Bne
Oranges 1 head
Lon
Bne
Bananas 1kg
Lon
Bne

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

London
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in London are 17.14% higher than in Brisbane

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lon
Bne
Market 0.5L bottle
Lon
Bne

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lon
Bne
Market 0.33L bottle
Lon
Bne

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

London
5
Brisbane

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lon
Bne

Summer dress

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

Lon
Bne

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Lon
Bne
1 pair men's leather shoes
Lon
Bne

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

London
$15.33
Brisbane
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth