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Melbourne vs Berlin
Mel vs Ber

Average net salary (After tax)

Berlin
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Mel
Outside city centre
Ber
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Mel
Outside city centre
Ber
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ber
Mel
Outside city centre
Ber
Mel

Mortgage rates

Berlin
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Berlin
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ber
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Ber
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ber
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ber
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Berlin
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ber
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Berlin
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ber
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Ber
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Ber
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ber
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Ber
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Ber
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Berlin
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ber
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Ber
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ber
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Ber
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Berlin
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ber
Mel

Summer dress

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

Ber
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Berlin
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ber $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ber $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth