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Melbourne vs Canberra
Mel vs Cbr

Average net salary (After tax)

Canberra
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Cbr
Mel
Outside city centre
Cbr
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Cbr
Mel
Outside city centre
Cbr
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Cbr
Mel
Outside city centre
Cbr
Mel

Mortgage rates

Canberra
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Canberra
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Cbr
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Cbr
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Cbr
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Cbr
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Canberra
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Cbr
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Canberra
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Cbr
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Cbr
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Cbr
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Cbr
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Cbr
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Cbr
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Canberra
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Canberra are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Cbr
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Cbr
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Cbr
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Cbr
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Canberra
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Cbr
Mel

Summer dress

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

Cbr
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Canberra
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Cbr $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Cbr $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth