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Melbourne vs Australia
Mel vs Aus

Average net salary (After tax)

Australian Avg.
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Aus
Mel
Outside city centre
Aus
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Aus
Mel
Outside city centre
Aus
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Aus
Mel
Outside city centre
Aus
Mel

Mortgage rates

Australian Avg.
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Australian Avg.
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Aus
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Aus
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Aus
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Aus
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Australian Avg.
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Aus
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Australian Avg.
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Aus
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Aus
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Aus
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Aus
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Aus
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Aus
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Australian Avg.
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Australia are 17.14% higher than in Melbourne

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Aus
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Aus
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Aus
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Aus
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Australian Avg.
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Aus
Mel

Summer dress

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

Aus
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Australian Avg.
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Aus $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Aus $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth