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Melbourne vs Los Angeles
Mel vs Lax

Average net salary (After tax)

Los Angeles
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Mel
Outside city centre
Lax
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Mel
Outside city centre
Lax
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lax
Mel
Outside city centre
Lax
Mel

Mortgage rates

Los Angeles
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Los Angeles
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lax
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Lax
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lax
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lax
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Los Angeles
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lax
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Los Angeles
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lax
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Lax
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Lax
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lax
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Lax
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Lax
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Los Angeles
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lax
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Lax
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lax
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Lax
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Los Angeles
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lax
Mel

Summer dress

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

Lax
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Los Angeles
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth