Australia vs Norway - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia Norway
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$1892
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$4281
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$993
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$1701
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$634
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$3493
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$67330
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
8.76
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
83.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
85
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
87.6%
🎓 Higher education
98
94
😀 Quality of life
92
80
🏙️ Population
24.5M
5.43M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 3% more expensive than in Norway ($1892). Australia ranked 10th vs 11th 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 2.2 months in Australia compared to 1.8 months in Norway. Ranked 2nd and 11th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Norway

We calculate prices for Australia and Norway as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 33 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 Norway
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$84.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$12.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$9.28
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$4.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$3.14
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$1022
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$760
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$1776
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$1371
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$128
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$197
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$52
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
2.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$6811
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$5148
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$3.96
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$77.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$23.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$2.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$2.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$2.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$2.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$4.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$13.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$28.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$3.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$2.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$2.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$3.62
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$2.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$2.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$1.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$3.99
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$16.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$3.43
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$13.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$7.38
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$2.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$2.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$43.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$14.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$55.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$34
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$89.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$99.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$334
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$6275

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs Norway

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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 Norway

City Cost of living Population
Oslo
$2206
693K
Bergen
$1747
257K
Trondheim
$1805
183K
Stavanger
$1850
145K
Baerum
$2027
129K
Sandnes
$1761
81.3K
Drammen
$1834
102K
Lillestrom
$2117
89.1K
Fredrikstad
$1822
83.9K
Kristiansand
$1682
64.1K
Tromso
$1792
77.5K
Tonsberg
$1704
57.8K
Asker
$1737
96.1K
Alesund
$1544
52.2K
Skien
$1688
55.5K
Sarpsborg
$1554
58.2K
Moss
$1870
50.3K
Bodo
$1808
41.7K
Karmoy
$1913
42.5K
Sandefjord
$1683
44.4K
Arendal
$1608
37.8K
Porsgrunn
$1640
36.6K
Halden
$1571
31.4K
Molde
$1739
32K
Jessheim
$1727
21.6K
Gjovik
$1721
30.3K
Kongsberg
$1650
27.9K
Larvik
$1899
24.6K
Kristiansund
$1755
24K
Hamar
$1956
27.9K