Australia vs Russia - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia Russia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$868
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$2161
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$416
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$754
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$299
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$60.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$805
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$10127
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
6.23
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
71.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
29
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
11.8%
🎓 Higher education
98
85
😀 Quality of life
92
52
🏙️ Population
24.5M
147M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 124% more expensive than in Russia ($868). Australia ranked 10th vs 85th for Russia 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 0.9 months in Russia. Ranked 2nd and 81st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Russia

We calculate prices for Australia and Russia as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 122 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 Russia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$8.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$5.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$2.51
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$2.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$1.1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$458
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$306
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$894
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$572
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$71.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$8.43
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
10.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$3247
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$2070
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$26.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$5.54
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$1.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$5.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$9.72
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$1.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$2.92
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$0.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$2.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$6.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$38.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$5.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$23.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$367
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$6764

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs Russia

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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 Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1337
12.7M
Saint Petersburg
$1164
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$797
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$883
1.6M
Krasnoyarsk
$775
1.08M
Nizhny Novgorod
$864
1.26M
Kazan
$853
1.24M
Samara
$747
1.17M
Perm
$699
1.05M
Ufa
$709
1.12M
Voronezh
$667
1.05M
Rostov-on-Don
$806
1.13M
Tomsk
$583
573K
Chelyabinsk
$564
1.2M
Omsk
$621
1.18M
Tyumen
$779
745K
Krasnodar
$723
881K
Volgograd
$676
1.02M
Vladivostok
$998
607K
Saratov
$686
845K
Surgut
$849
361K
Khabarovsk
$929
616K
Balashikha
$807
451K
Sterlitamak
$852
280K
Tolyatti
$677
686K
Irkutsk
$719
624K
Sochi
$959
412K
Yaroslavl
$573
608K
Izhevsk
$595
646K
Yakutsk
$944
312K