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Melbourne vs Bucharest
Mel vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Mel
Outside city centre
Buh
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Mel
Outside city centre
Buh
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Mel
Outside city centre
Buh
Mel

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bucharest
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Buh
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Buh
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Buh
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Buh
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Buh
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Buh
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Buh
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Buh
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Buh
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Buh
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Buh
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Mel

Summer dress

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

Buh
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth