Australia vs Sweden - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaSweden
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$1515
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$3435
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$762
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$1291
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$495
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$116
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$3109
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$51926
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
8.5
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
83
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
85
🏙️ Population
24.5M
10.4M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 28% more expensive than in Sweden ($1515). Australia ranked 11th vs 28th for Sweden 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 2.1 months in Sweden. Ranked 9th and 5th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Sweden

AustraliaSweden
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$67.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$9.27
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$7.74
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$4.35
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$2.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$849
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$623
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$1476
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$1086
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$60.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$93.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$33.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
2.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$5941
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$3764
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$3.67
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$83.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$22.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.74
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$2.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$2.67
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$3.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$10.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$10.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$3.08
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$2.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$3.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$1.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$1.5
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$1.11
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$11.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$1.98
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$7.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$8.44
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$2.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$2.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$40.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$15.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$31
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$28.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$98.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$5336

Cities Comparison in Australia vs Sweden

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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 Sweden

CityCost of livingPopulation
Stockholm
$1986
973K
Gothenburg
$1647
605K
Malmo
$1487
324K
Uppsala
$1508
165K
Vasteras
$1434
129K
Orebro
$1321
126K
Helsingborg
$1407
114K
Linkoping
$1410
116K
Lund
$1407
94.4K
Jonkoping
$1436
100K
Norrkoping
$1321
97.9K
Sollentuna
$1364
74.5K
Solna
$1683
83.1K
Halmstad
$1244
71.3K
Umea
$1326
90.4K
Karlstad
$1280
65.9K
Eskilstuna
$1264
70.3K
Lidingo
$1952
44.1K
Gavle
$1258
77.6K
Sodertalje
$1254
75.8K
Boras
$1331
74K
Vaxjo
$1248
71K
Lulea
$1271
49.1K
Uddevalla
$1371
57K
Tumba
$1066
42.9K
Sundsvall
$1286
58.8K
Taby
$1671
73.3K
Hassleholm
$1142
52.3K
Trollhattan
$1194
50.4K
Ostersund
$1391
52.8K