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Melbourne vs Toronto
Mel vs Tor

Average net salary (After tax)

Toronto
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Mel
Outside city centre
Tor
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Mel
Outside city centre
Tor
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tor
Mel
Outside city centre
Tor
Mel

Mortgage rates

Toronto
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Toronto
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tor
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Tor
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tor
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tor
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Toronto
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tor
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Toronto
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tor
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Tor
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Tor
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tor
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Tor
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Tor
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Toronto
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tor
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Tor
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tor
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Tor
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Toronto
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tor
Mel

Summer dress

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

Tor
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Toronto
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth