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Vancouver vs Melbourne
Van vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Vancouver

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Van
Outside city centre
Mel
Van

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Van
Outside city centre
Mel
Van

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Van
Outside city centre
Mel
Van

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Vancouver

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Van

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Van

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Van

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Van

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Vancouver

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Van
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Vancouver

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Van
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Van
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Van

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Van
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Van
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Van

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Vancouver

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Van
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Van

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Van
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Van

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Vancouver

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Van

Summer dress

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

Mel
Van

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Vancouver
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth