Australia vs Russia - Cost of Living Comparison

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Australia Russia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2305
$664
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5368
$1699
🏠 One person rent
$1350
$316
🏘️ Family rent
$2278
$604
🍽️ Food expenses
$545
$222
🚐 Transport expenses
$265
$53.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3562
$623
💸 GDP per capita
$65100
$15271
😃 Human freedom index
8.52
5.81
❤️ Life expectancy
83.3
69.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
75
26
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
3.5%
🎓 Higher education
99
85
😀 Quality of life
94
44
🏙️ Population
25.7M
147M

The average cost of living in Australia ($2305) is 247% more expensive than in Russia ($664). Australia ranked 9th vs 140th 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 1.5 months in Australia compared to 0.9 months in Russia. Ranked 5th and 107th 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
$14.8
$6.23
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$70.3
$27.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.71
$4.28
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.12
$2.02
 Cappuccino
$3.4
$1.93
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.56
$0.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1447
$365
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1110
$231
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2761
$752
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1862
$457
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$53.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$181
$82.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54.1
$6.04
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.54%
11.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10809
$2354
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7758
$1508
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.04
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$112
$20.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.2
$5.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28
$0.58
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.41
$0.85
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.34
$0.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$0.96
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.05
$1.23
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$8.35
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.62
$3.82
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$7.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$1.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$1.62
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.13
$1.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$0.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$0.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.45
$1.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.4
$6.15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.01
$0.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.6
$2.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.54
$5.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.46
$2.8
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.69
$1.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.92
$1.39
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52.6
$30.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$4.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$55.8
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.7
$5.92
👖 Brand Jeans
$83.5
$63.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$118
$81.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1632
$265
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14869
$6204

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

City Cost of living Population
Sydney
$2708
4.84M
Melbourne
$2419
4.53M
Brisbane
$2377
2.36M
Perth
$2336
2.14M
Adelaide
$2174
1.3M
Gold Coast
$2129
638K
Sunshine Coast
$1890
284K
Canberra
$2505
381K
Wollongong
$1441
262K
Ipswich
$1792
233K
Hobart
$2296
222K
Townsville
$1262
174K
Geelong
$1683
191K
Newcastle
$1472
153K
Cairns
$1614
147K
Darwin
$1569
140K
Launceston
$1724
106K
Ballarat
$1331
116K
Bendigo
$1321
103K
Bunbury
$1609
71.1K
Toowoomba
$1542
108K
Melton
$1711
72.2K
Rockhampton
$1416
63.2K
Wagga Wagga
$1460
67.4K
Pakenham
$1734
54.1K
Orange
$1617
41.2K
Tarneit
$1665
56.4K
Frankston
$1728
37.3K
Berwick
$1733
50.3K
Hervey Bay
$1789
54.7K

In Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1036
12.5M
Saint Petersburg
$836
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$678
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$669
1.63M
Nizhny Novgorod
$619
1.25M
Kazan
$630
1.24M
Rostov-on-Don
$613
1.14M
Ufa
$553
1.12M
Chelyabinsk
$488
1.2M
Samara
$635
1.17M
Voronezh
$448
1.05M
Krasnoyarsk
$640
1.08M
Omsk
$422
1.17M
Perm
$534
1.05M
Krasnodar
$558
949K
Tyumen
$627
745K
Saratov
$530
845K
Sevastopol
$632
522K
Volgograd
$519
1M
Surgut
$625
396K
Vladivostok
$764
597K
Kemerovo
$495
559K
Khabarovsk
$637
616K
Balashikha
$654
468K
Irkutsk
$622
624K
Izhevsk
$572
646K
Naberezhnye Chelny
$509
534K
Yaroslavl
$507
601K
Yakutsk
$819
312K
Orenburg
$507
565K