Australia vs Mexico - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia Mexico
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$713
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$1726
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$559
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$263
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$61.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$641
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$8329
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
6.92
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
75.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
31
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
13%
🎓 Higher education
98
90
😀 Quality of life
92
48
🏙️ Population
24.5M
125M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 173% more expensive than in Mexico ($713). Australia ranked 10th vs 118th for Mexico 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 0.9 months in Mexico. Ranked 2nd and 99th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Mexico

We calculate prices for Australia and Mexico as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 144 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 Mexico
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$7.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$22.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$5.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$2.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$0.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$402
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$227
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$705
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$429
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$33.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$51.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$22.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
11.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$1312
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$901
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$0.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$23.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$8.64
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$1.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$1.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$6.33
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$5.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$8.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$2.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$1.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$3.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$4.77
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$2.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$1.53
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$33.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$3.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$26.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$7.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$41.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$73
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$200
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$3998

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs Mexico

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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 Mexico

City Cost of living Population
Mexico City
$941
8.92M
Ciudad Juarez
$804
1.32M
Tijuana
$913
1.96M
Zapopan
$759
1.48M
Ecatepec de Morelos
$752
1.93M
Guadalajara
$751
1.46M
Monterrey
$886
1.14M
Leon
$662
1.58M
Chihuahua
$691
878K
Puebla
$657
1.43M
Saltillo
$715
864K
Aguascalientes
$581
934K
San Luis Potosi
$743
773K
Hermosillo
$730
856K
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
$622
1.08M
Naucalpan
$752
872K
Cancun
$868
889K
Mexicali
$659
1.03M
Cuautitlan Izcalli
$545
531K
Torreon
$577
717K
Merida
$823
892K
Queretaro
$736
626K
Culiacan
$627
808K
Irapuato
$526
593K
Mazatlan
$699
658K
Tlaquepaque
$623
664K
Tlalnepantla
$794
653K
Guadalupe
$714
692K
San Nicolas de los Garza
$796
443K
Apodaca
$697
523K