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Perth vs Melbourne
Per vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Perth

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Per
Outside city centre
Mel
Per

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Per
Outside city centre
Mel
Per

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Per
Outside city centre
Mel
Per

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Perth
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Perth

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Per

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Per

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Per

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Per

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Perth

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Per
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Perth

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Per
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Per
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Per

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Per
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Per
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Per

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Perth
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Perth

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Per
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Per

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Per
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Per

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Perth

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Per

Summer dress

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

Mel
Per

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Perth
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Per $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Per $4,070.74/mth