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Paris vs Melbourne
Par vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Paris

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Par
Outside city centre
Mel
Par

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Par
Outside city centre
Mel
Par

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Par
Outside city centre
Mel
Par

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Paris
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Paris

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Par

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Par

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Par

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Par

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Paris

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Par
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Paris

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Par
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Par
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Par

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Par
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Par
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Par

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Paris
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Paris

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Par
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Par

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Par
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Par

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Paris

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Par

Summer dress

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

Mel
Par

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Paris
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Par $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Par $4,070.74/mth