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Melbourne vs Mumbai
Mel vs Mum

Average net salary (After tax)

Mumbai
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mum
Mel
Outside city centre
Mum
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mum
Mel
Outside city centre
Mum
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mum
Mel
Outside city centre
Mum
Mel

Mortgage rates

Mumbai
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Mumbai
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mum
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Mum
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mum
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mum
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Mumbai
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mum
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Mumbai
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mum
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Mum
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Mum
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mum
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Mum
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Mum
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Mumbai
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Mumbai are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mum
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Mum
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mum
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Mum
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Mumbai
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mum
Mel

Summer dress

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

Mum
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Mumbai
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mum $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mum $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth