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Melbourne vs Tokyo
Mel vs Tyo

Average net salary (After tax)

Tokyo
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Mel
Outside city centre
Tyo
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Mel
Outside city centre
Tyo
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tyo
Mel
Outside city centre
Tyo
Mel

Mortgage rates

Tokyo
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Tokyo
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tyo
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Tyo
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tyo
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tyo
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Tokyo
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tyo
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Tokyo
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tyo
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Tyo
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Tyo
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tyo
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Tyo
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Tyo
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Tokyo
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tyo
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Tyo
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Tokyo
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tyo
Mel

Summer dress

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

Tyo
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Tokyo
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth