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Cost of Living in Melbourne | Australia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1911
$4704
🛋️ Without rent
$858
$2792
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1053
$1912
🍽️ Food
$471
$1213
🚐 Transport
$263
$665
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3403
🏙️ Population
4.53M

The average cost of living in Melbourne is $1911, which is in the top 5% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 403rd out of 9294 in our global list and 7th out of 64 in Australia.

The median after-tax salary is $3403, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months. Ranked 43rd (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Australia. With an estimated population of 4.53M, Melbourne is the 2nd largest city in Australia.

✈️ Closest airport12 kmMelbourne Essendon Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent6.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank68The University of Melbourne
Cost of living in Melbourne infographic

Prices in Melbourne

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.26
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.92
☕ Cappuccino
$3.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.16

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.04
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.97
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.44
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.84
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.59

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$111
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.03

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1136
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$860
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2311
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1579
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6741
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5479

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$48.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$71.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1553
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14399

Melbourne Cost of Living comparison