Australia vs Finland - Cost of Living Comparison

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Australia Finland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2305
$1529
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5368
$3638
🏠 One person rent
$1350
$732
🏘️ Family rent
$2278
$1261
🍽️ Food expenses
$545
$547
🚐 Transport expenses
$265
$91.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3562
$2738
💸 GDP per capita
$65100
$50916
😃 Human freedom index
8.52
8.7
❤️ Life expectancy
83.3
81.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
75
87
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
70.2%
🎓 Higher education
99
96
😀 Quality of life
94
91
🏙️ Population
25.7M
5.52M

The average cost of living in Australia ($2305) is 51% more expensive than in Finland ($1529). Australia ranked 9th vs 29th 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 1.5 months in Australia compared to 1.8 months in Finland. Ranked 5th and 14th 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
$14.8
$13.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$70.3
$85.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.71
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.12
$7.68
 Cappuccino
$3.4
$4.31
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.56
$2.62
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1447
$740
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1110
$610
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2761
$1354
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1862
$1067
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$73.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$181
$113
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54.1
$22.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.54%
3.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10809
$4458
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7758
$3050
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.04
$3.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$112
$63.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.2
$19.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28
$2.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.41
$1.18
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.34
$2.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$2.26
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.05
$3.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$8.04
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.62
$11.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$19.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$2.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
$1.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$2.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.13
$3.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$1.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$1.05
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.45
$3.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.4
$14.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.01
$2.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.6
$10.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.54
$13.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.46
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.69
$1.86
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.92
$2.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52.6
$42.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$16.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$55.8
$90.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.7
$22.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$83.5
$81
👟 Brand Sneakers
$118
$84.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1632
$334
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14869
$7413

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

City Cost of living Population
Sydney
$2708
4.84M
Melbourne
$2419
4.53M
Brisbane
$2377
2.36M
Perth
$2336
2.14M
Adelaide
$2174
1.3M
Gold Coast
$2129
638K
Sunshine Coast
$1890
284K
Canberra
$2505
381K
Wollongong
$1441
262K
Ipswich
$1792
233K
Hobart
$2296
222K
Townsville
$1262
174K
Geelong
$1683
191K
Newcastle
$1472
153K
Cairns
$1614
147K
Darwin
$1569
140K
Launceston
$1724
106K
Ballarat
$1331
116K
Bendigo
$1321
103K
Bunbury
$1609
71.1K
Toowoomba
$1542
108K
Melton
$1711
72.2K
Rockhampton
$1416
63.2K
Wagga Wagga
$1460
67.4K
Pakenham
$1734
54.1K
Orange
$1617
41.2K
Tarneit
$1665
56.4K
Frankston
$1728
37.3K
Berwick
$1733
50.3K
Hervey Bay
$1789
54.7K

In Finland

City Cost of living Population
Helsinki
$1839
665K
Espoo
$1904
297K
Tampere
$1518
225K
Oulu
$1459
201K
Vantaa
$1657
215K
Turku
$1521
188K
Jyvaskyla
$1433
141K
Lahti
$1398
118K
Pori
$1258
85.4K
Kuopio
$1363
122K
Hameenlinna
$1320
68K
Joensuu
$1397
75.5K
Kouvola
$1369
85.9K
Rovaniemi
$1394
62.4K
Seinajoki
$1251
64.2K
Vaasa
$1358
67.6K
Lappeenranta
$1358
72.9K
Mikkeli
$1325
54.7K
Salo
$1329
53K
Porvoo
$1276
49.9K
Lohja
$1253
46.8K
Hyvinkaa
$1287
46.7K
Kokkola
$1313
47.6K
Nurmijarvi
$1498
42.7K
Tuusula
$1501
38.6K
Kotka
$1344
53.5K
Kajaani
$1306
37.6K
Rauma
$1262
39.8K
Kaarina
$1476
33.1K
Kerava
$1493
35.3K