Australia vs France - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia France
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$1363
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$3344
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$708
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$1318
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$456
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$90.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$2346
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$39037
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
8.34
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
82.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
71
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
35.2%
🎓 Higher education
98
87
😀 Quality of life
92
74
🏙️ Population
24.5M
67.1M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 43% more expensive than in France ($1363). Australia ranked 10th vs 29th for France 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 1.7 months in France. Ranked 2nd and 26th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs France

We calculate prices for Australia and France as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 151 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 France
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$52.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$9.27
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$5.58
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$2.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$699
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$557
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$1385
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$1086
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$92.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$142
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$30.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
1.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$5659
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$4292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$1.72
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$51.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$17.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$1.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$1.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$3.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$14.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$10.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$17.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$2.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$2.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$2.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$2.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$2.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$7.56
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$2.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$7.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$3.83
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$35.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$10.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$17.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$81.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$88.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$653
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$9101

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs France

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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 France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K