Australia vs France - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaFrance
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$1519
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$3741
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$780
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$1448
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$512
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$2733
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$38625
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
8.27
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
82.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
69
🏙️ Population
24.5M
67.1M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 28% more expensive than in France ($1519). Australia ranked 11th vs 27th 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 1.9 months in Australia compared to 1.8 months in France. Ranked 9th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs France

AustraliaFrance
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$14.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$55.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$10
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$6.48
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$3.6
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$2.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$766
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$596
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$1514
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$1166
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$35.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
1.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$6270
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$4648
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$1.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$59.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$20.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.71
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.25
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$1.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$1.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$3.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$16.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$12.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$19.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$3.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$2.34
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.93
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$3.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$2.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$2.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.63
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.57
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$8.32
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$2.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$11.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$8.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$4.39
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$2.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$2.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$40.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$11.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$29.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$20.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$93.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$712
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$11702

Cities Comparison in Australia vs France

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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 France

CityCost of livingPopulation
Paris
$2334
2.18M
Marseille
$1514
868K
Lyon
$1524
519K
Toulouse
$1496
487K
Nantes
$1369
314K
Montpellier
$1408
290K
Nice
$1642
341K
Strasbourg
$1476
285K
Bordeaux
$1496
257K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1467
121K
Lille
$1425
233K
Rennes
$1336
218K
Reims
$1271
182K
Grenoble
$1340
158K
Toulon
$1255
176K
Le Havre
$1339
170K
Aix-en-Provence
$1502
143K
Saint-Etienne
$1090
173K
Dijon
$1269
157K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1168
147K
Villeurbanne
$1466
151K
Angers
$1249
155K
Nimes
$1215
150K
Annecy
$1629
128K
Limoges
$1120
131K
Le Mans
$1248
143K
Tours
$1302
136K
Brest
$1147
140K
Amiens
$1249
134K
Versailles
$1768
85.2K