Australia vs Iraq - Cost of Living Comparison

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Australia Iraq
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2305
$754
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5368
$1742
🏠 One person rent
$1350
$341
🏘️ Family rent
$2278
$572
🍽️ Food expenses
$545
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$265
$115
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3562
$577
💸 GDP per capita
$65100
$5937
😃 Human freedom index
8.52
4.73
❤️ Life expectancy
83.3
70.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
75
23
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
35%
🎓 Higher education
99
49
😀 Quality of life
94
30
🏙️ Population
25.7M
38.3M

The average cost of living in Australia ($2305) is 206% more expensive than in Iraq ($754). Australia ranked 9th vs 122nd 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 1.5 months in Australia compared to 0.8 months in Iraq. Ranked 5th and 147th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Iraq

We calculate prices for Australia and Iraq as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 29 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 Iraq
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.8
$5.01
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$70.3
$22.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.71
$6.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.12
$2.83
 Cappuccino
$3.4
$2.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.56
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1447
$330
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1110
$212
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2761
$636
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1862
$379
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$68.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$181
$105
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54.1
$37
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.54%
9.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10809
$1655
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7758
$785
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.04
$0.47
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$112
$35.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.2
$17
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.41
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.34
$0.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$1.34
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.05
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$4.97
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.62
$4.98
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$10.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$1.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$1.03
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.13
$0.69
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$0.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$0.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.45
$1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.4
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.01
$1.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.6
$1.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.54
$3.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.46
$3.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.69
$2.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.92
$2.43
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52.6
$31.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$8.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$55.8
$18.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.7
$5.48
👖 Brand Jeans
$83.5
$25.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$118
$49
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1632
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14869
$1735

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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 Iraq

City Cost of living Population
Baghdad
$902
6.96M
Kirkuk
$539
975K
Basra
$833
1.33M
Mosul
$555
1.69M
Najaf
$570
725K
Erbil
$871
846K
Ramadi
$769
875K
Sulaymaniyah
$737
878K
Karbala
$583
690K
Nasiriyah
$665
542K
Hillah
$669
541K
Amarah
$680
512K
Ctesiphon
$754
500K
Baqubah
$658
468K
Az Zubayr
$679
370K
Kut
$638
378K
Al Diwaniyah
$509
392K
Fallujah
$824
326K
Duhok
$627
331K
Zakho
$669
219K
Samawah
$593
215K
Kufa
$560
166K
Abu Ghraib
$951
189K
Samarra
$684
140K
Tikrit
$651
106K
Umm Qasr
$683
108K
Al-Faw
$684
105K
Al-Karmah
$828
95K
Sinjar
$657
22.5K