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Newcastle vs Melbourne
Ntl vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Newcastle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Ntl
Outside city centre
Mel
Ntl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Ntl
Outside city centre
Mel
Ntl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Ntl
Outside city centre
Mel
Ntl

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Newcastle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Newcastle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Ntl

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Ntl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Ntl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Ntl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Newcastle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Ntl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Newcastle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Ntl
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Ntl
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Ntl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Ntl
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Ntl
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Ntl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Newcastle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Newcastle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Ntl
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Ntl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Ntl
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Ntl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Newcastle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Ntl

Summer dress

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

Mel
Ntl

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Newcastle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Ntl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Ntl $4,070.74/mth