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London vs Brisbane
Lon vs Bne

Average net salary (After tax)

Brisbane
London

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Lon
Outside city centre
Bne
Lon

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Lon
Outside city centre
Bne
Lon

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bne
Lon
Outside city centre
Bne
Lon

Mortgage rates

Brisbane
4.5%
London
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Brisbane
London

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bne
Lon

Mobile phone data

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

Bne
Lon

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bne
Lon

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bne
Lon

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Brisbane
London

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bne
Lon
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Brisbane
London

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Brisbane
4.5%
London
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 17.14% higher than in London

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Brisbane
5
London

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bne
Lon

Summer dress

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

Bne
Lon

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Brisbane
$15.33
London
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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