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Melbourne vs Almaty
Mel vs Ala

Average net salary (After tax)

Almaty
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Mel
Outside city centre
Ala
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Mel
Outside city centre
Ala
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ala
Mel
Outside city centre
Ala
Mel

Mortgage rates

Almaty
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Almaty
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ala
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Ala
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ala
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ala
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Almaty
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ala
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Almaty
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ala
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Ala
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Ala
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ala
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Ala
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Ala
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Almaty
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Almaty are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ala
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Ala
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ala
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Ala
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Almaty
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ala
Mel

Summer dress

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

Ala
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Almaty
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth