Australia vs Romania - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaRomania
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$652
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$1650
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$300
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$520
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$241
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$35.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$699
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$12896
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
8.06
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
75.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
44
🏙️ Population
24.5M
19.6M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 198% more expensive than in Romania ($652). Australia ranked 11th vs 134th for Romania 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 1.1 months in Romania. Ranked 9th and 41st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Romania

AustraliaRomania
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$6.01
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$25.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$4.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$1.59
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$1.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$1.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$295
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$204
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$549
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$371
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$68
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$105
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$9.03
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
5.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$1578
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$1110
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$18.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$5.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$0.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$2.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$5.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$5.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$7.54
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$1
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$1.32
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$1.37
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$0.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$0.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.35
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$5.21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$0.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$4.67
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$8.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$3.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$2.22
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$32.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$5.88
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$28.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$4.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$56.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$68.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$310
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$6159

Cities Comparison in Australia vs Romania

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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 Romania

CityCost of livingPopulation
Bucharest
$805
1.88M
Cluj-Napoca
$751
325K
Timisoara
$713
319K
Brasov
$767
291K
Iasi
$648
290K
Constanta
$695
284K
Craiova
$586
270K
Ploiesti
$638
210K
Galati
$617
249K
Oradea
$552
196K
Sibiu
$591
147K
Braila
$545
180K
Arad
$545
159K
Pitesti
$556
155K
Targu Mures
$533
134K
Bacau
$644
144K
Baia Mare
$523
124K
Buzau
$498
115K
Botosani
$604
107K
Suceava
$537
92.1K
Satu Mare
$526
102K
Ramnicu Valcea
$517
98.8K
Tulcea
$635
73.7K
Alba Iulia
$580
63.5K
Bistrita
$572
75.1K
Drobeta-Turnu Severin
$518
92.6K
Piatra Neamt
$470
85.1K
Calarasi
$460
65.2K
Sfantu Gheorghe
$441
56K
Targu Jiu
$446
82.5K