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Melbourne vs Osaka
Mel vs Osa

Average net salary (After tax)

Osaka
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Osa
Mel
Outside city centre
Osa
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Osa
Mel
Outside city centre
Osa
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Osa
Mel
Outside city centre
Osa
Mel

Mortgage rates

Osaka
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Osaka
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Osa
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Osa
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Osa
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Osa
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Osaka
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Osa
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Osaka
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Osa
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Osa
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Osa
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Osa
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Osa
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Osa
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Osaka
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Osaka are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Osa
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Osa
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Osa
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Osa
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Osaka
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Osa
Mel

Summer dress

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

Osa
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Osaka
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Osa $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Osa $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth