Australia vs Iraq - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaIraq
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$710
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$1613
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$332
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$540
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$218
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$568
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$4157
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
4.5
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
70.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
21
🏙️ Population
24.5M
38.3M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 174% more expensive than in Iraq ($710). Australia ranked 11th vs 119th for Iraq 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 0.8 months in Iraq. Ranked 9th and 123rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Iraq

AustraliaIraq
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$4.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$20.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$2.36
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$1.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$0.47
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$325
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$199
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$553
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$356
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$67.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$105
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$39.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
10.87%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$1289
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$605
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$28.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$16.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$0.42
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$0.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$1.43
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$1.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$4.63
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$4.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$10.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$1.08
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$0.69
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$0.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$0.66
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$0.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$12.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$1.5
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$1.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$3.53
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$2.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$1.15
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$30.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$7.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$14.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$4.96
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$26.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$52.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$115
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$1624

Cities Comparison in Australia vs Iraq

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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 Iraq

CityCost of livingPopulation
Baghdad
$858
6.96M
Mosul
$492
1.69M
Basra
$826
1.23M
Erbil
$779
846K
Najaf
$575
725K
Kirkuk
$606
975K
Karbala
$670
690K
Sulaymaniyah
$729
656K
Nasiriyah
$627
542K
Amarah
$634
512K
Ctesiphon
$633
500K
Zakho
$699
500K
Baqubah
$585
468K
Hillah
$565
541K
Ramadi
$632
457K
Kut
$644
378K
Az Zubayr
$621
370K
Duhok
$618
331K
Fallujah
$620
326K
Al Diwaniyah
$464
392K
Samawah
$608
215K
Abu Ghraib
$663
189K
Kufa
$598
166K
Samarra
$594
140K
Umm Qasr
$581
108K
Tikrit
$561
106K
Al-Faw
$579
105K
Al-Karmah
$592
95K
Sinjar
$649
88K