Australia vs Romania - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia Romania
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$650
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$1637
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$300
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$517
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$37.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$688
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$12915
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
8.33
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
74.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
45
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
31%
🎓 Higher education
98
71
😀 Quality of life
92
62
🏙️ Population
24.5M
19.6M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 200% more expensive than in Romania ($650). Australia ranked 10th vs 131st 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 2.2 months in Australia compared to 1.1 months in Romania. Ranked 2nd and 53rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Romania

We calculate prices for Australia and Romania as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 47 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 Romania
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$6.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$26.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$4.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$1.61
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$1.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$1.31
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$295
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$205
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$546
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$366
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$69.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$107
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$7.77
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
6.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$1608
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$1140
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$0.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$16.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$4.82
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$1.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$0.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$2.3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$5.82
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$5.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$7.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$0.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$1.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$0.62
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$1.23
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$5.32
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$4.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$7.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$2.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$33.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$5.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$28.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$5.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$56.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$65.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$339
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$5265

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs Romania

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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 Romania

City Cost of living Population
Bucharest
$823
1.88M
Cluj-Napoca
$709
325K
Timisoara
$642
319K
Iasi
$607
290K
Constanta
$701
284K
Brasov
$676
253K
Craiova
$618
270K
Oradea
$525
196K
Galati
$593
249K
Ploiesti
$609
210K
Braila
$552
180K
Arad
$497
159K
Targu Mures
$550
134K
Pitesti
$653
155K
Sibiu
$628
147K
Baia Mare
$493
124K
Bacau
$631
144K
Buzau
$597
115K
Ramnicu Valcea
$559
98.8K
Satu Mare
$583
102K
Botosani
$635
107K
Suceava
$542
92.1K
Bistrita
$461
75.1K
Slatina
$560
70.3K
Piatra Neamt
$517
85.1K
Resita
$543
73.3K
Targu Jiu
$453
82.5K
Targoviste
$514
79.6K
Alba Iulia
$500
63.5K
Tulcea
$549
73.7K