Australia vs Germany - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia Germany
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$1325
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$3223
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$720
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$1340
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$370
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$114
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$2611
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$46253
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
80
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
56.3%
🎓 Higher education
98
94
😀 Quality of life
92
79
🏙️ Population
24.5M
83.1M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 47% more expensive than in Germany ($1325). Australia ranked 10th vs 30th for Germany 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 2 months in Germany. Ranked 2nd and 17th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Germany

We calculate prices for Australia and Germany as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 662 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 Germany
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$47.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$8.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$3.72
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$2.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$667
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$519
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$1374
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$1025
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$138
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$212
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$33.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
1.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$5740
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$4180
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$2.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$70.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$20.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$2.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$1.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$2.59
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$7.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$14.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$2.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$2.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$1.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$1.81
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$5.59
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$0.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$7.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$8.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$2.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$1.42
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$1.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$31.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$11.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$58.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$15
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$75.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$83.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$330
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$11602

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs Germany

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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 Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$1761
3.66M
Hamburg City
$1757
1.85M
Munich
$1941
1.49M
Cologne
$1502
1.08M
Frankfurt
$1681
764K
Dusseldorf
$1470
646K
Stuttgart
$1516
630K
Essen
$1102
582K
Nuremberg
$1206
516K
Leipzig
$1178
597K
Dresden
$1125
555K
Hanover
$1253
543K
Dortmund
$1155
588K
Bremen City
$1260
567K
Duisburg
$1001
496K
Karlsruhe
$1355
308K
Mannheim
$1357
310K
Gelsenkirchen
$1351
259K
Bielefeld
$1498
334K
Braunschweig
$1158
249K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1545
231K
Wuppertal
$1076
355K
Bonn
$1440
331K
Aachen
$1169
249K
Monchengladbach
$1256
260K
Krefeld
$1219
227K
Augsburg
$1389
296K
Wiesbaden
$1425
279K
Magdeburg
$1127
236K
Bochum
$1118
364K