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Melbourne vs Houston
Mel vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Mel
Outside city centre
Hou
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Mel
Outside city centre
Hou
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Mel
Outside city centre
Hou
Mel

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Mel

Summer dress

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

Hou
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth