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Melbourne vs San Francisco
Mel vs Sfo

Average net salary (After tax)

San Francisco
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Mel
Outside city centre
Sfo
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Mel
Outside city centre
Sfo
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sfo
Mel
Outside city centre
Sfo
Mel

Mortgage rates

San Francisco
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

San Francisco
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sfo
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Sfo
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sfo
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sfo
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

San Francisco
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sfo
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

San Francisco
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sfo
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Sfo
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Sfo
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sfo
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Sfo
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Sfo
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

San Francisco
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in San Francisco are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sfo
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Sfo
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

San Francisco
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sfo
Mel

Summer dress

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

Sfo
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

San Francisco
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth