Australia vs Netherlands - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia Netherlands
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$1680
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$4007
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$1007
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$1696
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$428
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$3060
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$52396
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
8.78
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
81.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
82
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
90.9%
🎓 Higher education
98
97
😀 Quality of life
92
82
🏙️ Population
24.5M
17.3M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 16% more expensive than in the Netherlands ($1680). Australia ranked 10th vs 18th 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 2.2 months in Australia compared to 1.8 months in the Netherlands. Ranked 2nd and 8th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs the Netherlands

We calculate prices for Australia and the Netherlands as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 70 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 Netherlands
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$62.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$8.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$4.92
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$2.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$998
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$802
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$1737
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$1397
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$123
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$42.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
2.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$5129
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$3708
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$3.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$85.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$23.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$2.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$1.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$2.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$8.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$24.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$2.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$6.25
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$1.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$8.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$5.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$3.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$2.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$35.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$51.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$82.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$93
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$1591
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$7919

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs the Netherlands

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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 the Netherlands

City Cost of living Population
Amsterdam
$2160
860K
Rotterdam
$1660
631K
The Hague
$1642
548K
Utrecht
$1723
359K
Breda
$1673
183K
Eindhoven
$1658
236K
Almere
$1663
215K
Haarlem
$2033
163K
Enschede
$1562
160K
Tilburg
$1554
222K
Apeldoorn
$2024
161K
Arnhem
$1539
162K
's-Hertogenbosch
$1592
144K
Groningen
$1538
201K
Nijmegen
$1586
177K
Leiden
$1846
124K
Maastricht
$1654
120K
Delft
$1501
104K
Zwolle
$1427
130K
Venlo
$1522
102K
Hilversum
$1851
91.2K
Emmen
$1302
107K
Heerlen
$1393
86.9K
Deventer
$1225
101K
Purmerend
$1643
81.7K
Lelystad
$1704
79.8K
Roosendaal
$1583
77K
Leeuwarden
$1409
92.1K
Ede
$1602
72.5K
Roermond
$1496
57.3K