Australia vs China - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaChina
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$752
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$1988
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$335
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$584
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$260
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$69.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$889
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$10500
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
6.04
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
42
🏙️ Population
24.5M
1.44B

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 158% more expensive than in China ($752). Australia ranked 11th vs 108th for China in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Australia compared to 1.2 months in China. Ranked 9th and 16th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs China

AustraliaChina
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$3.94
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$22.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$5.19
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$1.72
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$3.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$393
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$254
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$690
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$466
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$38
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$58.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$14.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
5.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$5008
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$2704
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$0.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$19.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$4.64
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$1.64
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$1.93
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$13.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$4.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$12.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$1.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$1.3
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.76
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$1.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$12.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$0.9
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$3.31
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$5.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$4.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$1.41
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$1.68
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$36.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$6.41
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$36.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$5.49
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$60.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$88.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$437
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$13910

Cities Comparison in Australia vs China

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Sydney
$2352
4.84M
Melbourne
$1953
4.53M
Brisbane
$1968
2.36M
Perth
$1789
2.04M
Adelaide
$1624
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1848
638K
Canberra
$1929
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1743
297K
Wollongong
$1626
262K
Hobart
$1786
222K
Newcastle
$1701
153K
Geelong
$1679
191K
Darwin
$1735
137K
Rockhampton
$1261
78.6K
Townsville
$1281
179K
Toowoomba
$1312
136K
Cairns
$1570
147K
Ipswich
$1818
163K
Ballarat
$1704
98.5K
Launceston
$1358
106K
Bendigo
$1479
95.6K
Wagga Wagga
$1551
67.4K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1390
71.1K
Hervey Bay
$1702
54.7K
Kellyville
$2044
28K
Berwick
$1634
47.7K
South Yarra
$2332
25.1K
Kalgoorlie
$1606
30.8K
Pakenham
$1628
46.4K

In China

CityCost of livingPopulation
Shanghai
$1509
23.4M
Beijing
$1248
21.7M
Hong Kong
$2721
7.5M
Guangzhou
$868
13.1M
Shenzhen
$1139
11.9M
Nanyang
$788
12M
Hangzhou
$892
9.47M
Suzhou
$975
10.5M
Shijiazhuang
$625
10.8M
Tianjin
$733
13.2M
Zhoukou
$822
9.9M
Chengdu
$735
11.1M
Wuhan
$707
11.9M
Handan
$820
9.55M
Hefei
$708
7.46M
Weifang
$557
9.37M
Ganzhou
$808
8.68M
Ningbo
$733
7.64M
Fuyang
$787
8.36M
Shenyang
$690
7.94M
Linyi
$504
10.8M
Changchun
$655
7.67M
Foshan
$628
7.91M
Jining
$729
8.08M
Nanning
$729
7.15M
Nanjing
$843
6.32M
Xingtai
$762
7.88M
Zhumadian
$791
7.64M
Quanzhou
$828
6.48M
Tangshan
$800
7.54M