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Brisbane vs Melbourne
Bne vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Brisbane

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Bne
Outside city centre
Mel
Bne

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Bne
Outside city centre
Mel
Bne

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Bne
Outside city centre
Mel
Bne

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Brisbane

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Bne

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Bne

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Bne

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Bne

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Brisbane

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Bne
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Brisbane

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Bne
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Bne
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Bne

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Bne
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Bne
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Bne

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Brisbane

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Bne
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Bne

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Bne
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Bne

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Brisbane

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Bne

Summer dress

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

Mel
Bne

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Brisbane
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth