Australia vs Finland - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaFinland
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$1536
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$3666
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$752
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$1288
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$523
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$94.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$2840
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$49041
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
8.63
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
81.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
85
🏙️ Population
24.5M
5.5M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 27% more expensive than in Finland ($1536). Australia ranked 11th vs 25th for Finland 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 1.8 months in Finland. Ranked 9th and 12th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Finland

AustraliaFinland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$13.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$72.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$9.56
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$6.54
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$4.29
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$2.8
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$783
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$610
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$1388
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$1073
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$82.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$127
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$25.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
1.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$5196
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$3118
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$3.62
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$64.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$23.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.82
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$2.37
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$2.23
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$2.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$9.13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$17.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$2.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$1.95
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$3.63
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$1.79
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$1.16
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$3.27
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$2.75
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$9.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$11.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$3.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$2.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$47.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$15.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$89.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$23.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$98.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$91.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$353
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$10683

Cities Comparison in Australia vs Finland

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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 Finland

CityCost of livingPopulation
Helsinki
$1867
642K
Espoo
$1963
270K
Tampere
$1488
225K
Turku
$1489
188K
Oulu
$1429
201K
Vantaa
$1705
215K
Jyvaskyla
$1371
137K
Kuopio
$1422
120K
Lahti
$1421
118K
Kouvola
$1236
85.9K
Salo
$1329
53.9K
Joensuu
$1449
75.5K
Pori
$1381
85.4K
Kotka
$1269
54.3K
Hameenlinna
$1433
68K
Vaasa
$1348
67.6K
Lappeenranta
$1341
72.9K
Seinajoki
$1416
61.5K
Mikkeli
$1605
54.7K
Rovaniemi
$1336
61.8K
Porvoo
$1474
49.9K
Jarvenpaa
$1576
40.1K
Kokkola
$1175
47.6K
Lohja
$1428
46.8K
Hyvinkaa
$1379
46.5K
Nurmijarvi
$1407
42.7K
Rauma
$1423
39.8K
Tuusula
$1344
38.6K
Kirkkonummi
$1463
38.6K
Savonlinna
$1019
35.5K