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Melbourne vs New York
Mel vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Mel
Outside city centre
Nyc
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Mel
Outside city centre
Nyc
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Mel
Outside city centre
Nyc
Mel

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in New York are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Mel

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth