Australia vs Netherlands - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaNetherlands
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$1778
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$4223
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$1031
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$1676
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$472
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$129
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$2995
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$52304
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
8.49
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
82
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
82
🏙️ Population
24.5M
17.3M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 9% more expensive than in the Netherlands ($1778). Australia ranked 11th vs 17th for the Netherlands 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 1.7 months in the Netherlands. Ranked 9th and 17th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs the Netherlands

AustraliaNetherlands
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$16.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$65.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$9.74
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$4.94
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$3.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$2.86
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$1059
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$824
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$1778
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$1374
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$45.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
2.29%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$4903
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$3724
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$3.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$94.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$26.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$1.97
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$2.02
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$2.71
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$12.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$9.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$25.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$2.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$1.49
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.78
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$1.57
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$1.23
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$7.82
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$1.42
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$9.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$6.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$3.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$1.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$2.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$38.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$13.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$55.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$21.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$97.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$109
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$1634
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$9822

Cities Comparison in Australia vs the Netherlands

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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 the Netherlands

CityCost of livingPopulation
Amsterdam
$2336
860K
Rotterdam
$1835
631K
The Hague
$1807
538K
Utrecht
$1997
344K
Almere
$1798
208K
Eindhoven
$1902
232K
Tilburg
$1470
217K
Breda
$1745
183K
Nijmegen
$1716
178K
Groningen
$1651
201K
Haarlem
$2385
159K
Maastricht
$1592
122K
Enschede
$1453
160K
Arnhem
$1566
148K
's-Hertogenbosch
$1649
144K
Venlo
$1578
102K
Apeldoorn
$1790
161K
Leiden
$1890
125K
Zwolle
$1552
125K
Delft
$1578
100K
Leeuwarden
$1378
92.1K
Hilversum
$1821
87.8K
Emmen
$1483
107K
Purmerend
$1664
80.1K
Deventer
$1451
99.2K
Ede
$1661
72.5K
Roosendaal
$1633
77K
Heerlen
$1467
86.8K
Lelystad
$1602
77.9K
Bergen op Zoom
$1629
66.4K