Australia vs Finland - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia Finland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$1423
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$3314
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$708
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$1163
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$481
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$86.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$2505
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$48755
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
8.85
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
82.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
88
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
70.2%
🎓 Higher education
98
96
😀 Quality of life
92
78
🏙️ Population
24.5M
5.52M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 37% more expensive than in Finland ($1423). Australia ranked 10th vs 26th 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 2.2 months in Australia compared to 1.8 months in Finland. Ranked 2nd and 19th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Finland

We calculate prices for Australia and Finland as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 49 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Australia Finland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$12.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$73.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$8.56
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$6.21
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$3.92
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$2.36
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$722
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$585
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$1272
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$967
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$74.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$114
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
1.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$4497
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$2719
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$3.11
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$57.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$19.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$2.27
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$2.2
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$2.09
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$2.42
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$7.77
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$15.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$2.24
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$2.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$3.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.48
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.98
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$2.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$2.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$9.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$12
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$3.39
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$1.69
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$2.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$40.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$81.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$21.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$83.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$78.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$346
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$6696

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs Finland

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

City Cost of living Population
Sydney
$2294
4.84M
Melbourne
$1968
4.53M
Brisbane
$2056
2.36M
Perth
$1873
2.14M
Adelaide
$1654
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1776
638K
Canberra
$1792
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1808
353K
Newcastle
$1798
153K
Hobart
$1648
222K
Darwin
$1610
137K
Geelong
$1708
191K
Wollongong
$1554
262K
Townsville
$1224
179K
Launceston
$1477
106K
Toowoomba
$1462
136K
Cairns
$1400
147K
Ipswich
$1612
163K
Bendigo
$1610
95.6K
Blacktown
$1581
51K
Ballarat
$1740
98.5K
Rockhampton
$1390
78.6K
Orange
$1661
41.2K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1466
71.1K
Wagga Wagga
$1386
67.4K
Gladstone
$1603
45.1K
Tarneit
$1570
56.4K
Hervey Bay
$1658
54.7K
Pakenham
$1631
54.1K

In Finland

City Cost of living Population
Helsinki
$1763
642K
Espoo
$1752
297K
Tampere
$1329
225K
Oulu
$1305
201K
Turku
$1397
188K
Vantaa
$1611
215K
Jyvaskyla
$1265
137K
Kuopio
$1293
122K
Lahti
$1347
118K
Kouvola
$1261
85.9K
Salo
$1329
53.9K
Joensuu
$1265
75.5K
Pori
$1248
85.4K
Hameenlinna
$1229
68K
Rovaniemi
$1259
61.8K
Kotka
$1276
54.3K
Seinajoki
$1145
61.5K
Vaasa
$1298
67.6K
Lappeenranta
$1261
72.9K
Mikkeli
$1361
54.7K
Porvoo
$1319
49.9K
Jarvenpaa
$1433
40.1K
Lohja
$1277
46.8K
Hyvinkaa
$1208
46.5K
Kokkola
$1244
47.6K
Nurmijarvi
$1297
42.7K
Tuusula
$1221
38.6K
Rauma
$1175
39.8K
Kajaani
$1035
37.6K
Savonlinna
$1306
35.5K