Australia vs Norway - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaNorway
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$2074
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$4658
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$1098
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$1846
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$691
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$117
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$3528
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$67294
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
8.59
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
82.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
84
🏙️ Population
24.5M
5.39M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 6% less expensive than in Norway ($2074). Australia ranked 11th vs 9th for Norway 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 Norway. Ranked 9th and 14th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Norway

AustraliaNorway
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$19.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$88.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$13.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$10.2
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$4.92
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$3.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$1108
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$881
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$1980
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$1520
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$117
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$179
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$54.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
2.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$7115
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$5141
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$4.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$85.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$26
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.82
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$2.24
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$2.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$2.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$4.59
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$12.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$15.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$30.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$3.51
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$2.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$3.88
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$2.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$2.5
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$1.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$4.4
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$17.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$3.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$14.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$8.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$4.83
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$3.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$2.86
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$47.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$15.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$54.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$36.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$100
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$115
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$372
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$8358

Cities Comparison in Australia vs Norway

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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 Norway

CityCost of livingPopulation
Oslo
$2337
693K
Bergen
$1880
257K
Trondheim
$2018
183K
Stavanger
$1974
144K
Baerum
$2612
128K
Drammen
$2139
101K
Asker
$2147
94.4K
Tromso
$2046
77K
Lillestrom
$2264
86K
Sandnes
$1838
80.7K
Fredrikstad
$1800
82.4K
Kristiansand
$1751
64.1K
Tonsberg
$1894
56.3K
Skien
$1940
54.9K
Alesund
$1988
52.2K
Sarpsborg
$1715
56.7K
Moss
$1954
49.3K
Sandefjord
$1713
44.4K
Bodo
$1980
41.7K
Hamar
$1950
27.9K
Porsgrunn
$1768
36.4K
Arendal
$1671
37.8K
Karmoy
$2224
42.2K
Molde
$1832
32K
Gjovik
$1927
30.6K
Kongsberg
$2128
27.7K
Jessheim
$1889
21.6K
Kristiansund
$1790
24.2K
Halden
$1619
31.4K
Larvik
$2053
24.6K