Buenos Aires vs Melbourne - Cost of Living Comparison

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Buenos Aires Melbourne
🚶 Cost of living one person
$773
$2419
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1988
$5695
🏠 One person rent
$349
$1381
🏘️ Family rent
$636
$2347
🍽️ Food expenses
$255
$534
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.4
$348
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$377
$3665
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
79
100
😀 Quality of life
71
97
🏙️ Population
3.12M
4.53M

The cost of living in Buenos Aires is 68% less expensive than in Melbourne. Cities ranked 6481st and 818th ($773 vs $2419) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 3rd in Argentina and Australia, respectively. Check Argentina vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Buenos Aires compared to 1.5 months in Melbourne. Buenos Aires ranked 1st best city to live in Argentina vs Melbourne ranked 2nd in Australia, while ranked 2197th and 4th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Buenos Aires vs Melbourne

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Buenos Aires Melbourne
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.14
$14.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$69.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$9.87
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.2
$7.79
 Cappuccino
$1.99
$3.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.13
$2.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$390
$1420
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$286
$1171
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$894
$3006
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$502
$1909
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$23.5
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.8
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.3
$53.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
23.52%
6.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2365
$9431
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1794
$8010
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
$3.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.3
$131
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.69
$23.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86
$1.27
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
$1.38
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.21
$2.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$2.29
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.94
$3.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$10.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$8.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.59
$12.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$2.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$3.74
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$2.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$2.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.9
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.98
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.03
$4.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.98
$27.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.13
$8.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.21
$5.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.17
$3.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.35
$3.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23
$53.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.43
$14.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$69.2
$68.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.32
$19.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$71.6
$92.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$108
$116
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$210
$1642
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6718
$18320

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Villa Dominico
$651
11 km or 7 mi Lanus
$657
13 km or 7.9 mi Wilde
$653
13 km or 8.1 mi Remedios de Escalada
$608
14 km or 8.7 mi Caseros
$658
14 km or 8.8 mi Florida Este
$658
14 km or 8.9 mi Ciudad Madero
$644
14 km or 8.9 mi Bernal
$666
15 km or 9.4 mi Monte Chingolo
$594
15 km or 9.6 mi Lomas del Mirador
$649
17 km or 10 mi La Tablada
$641
17 km or 10 mi Quilmes
$717
18 km or 11 mi Ramos Mejia
$651
18 km or 11 mi San Justo
$642
19 km or 12 mi El Palomar
$656
19 km or 12 mi Temperley
$537
19 km or 12 mi Lomas de Zamora
$547
19 km or 12 mi San Isidro
$689
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Evita
$625
19 km or 12 mi San Francisco Solano
$601
20 km or 12 mi Villa Luzuriaga
$649
20 km or 13 mi Rafael Calzada
$542
22 km or 13 mi Isidro Casanova
$641
22 km or 13 mi Ezpeleta
$680
22 km or 14 mi Moron
$671
24 km or 15 mi San Fernando de la Buena Vista
$670
24 km or 15 mi Florencio Varela
$560
24 km or 15 mi Burzaco
$560
24 km or 15 mi Berazategui
$684
25 km or 15 mi Gregorio de Laferrere
$627
25 km or 16 mi Rafael Castillo
$632
25 km or 16 mi Monte Grande
$582
29 km or 18 mi Ezeiza
$598
29 km or 18 mi Longchamps
$575
29 km or 18 mi Libertad
$630
31 km or 19 mi Gonzalez Catan
$621
32 km or 20 mi Glew
$580
32 km or 20 mi Merlo
$627
36 km or 23 mi Jose C. Paz
$583
37 km or 23 mi Virrey del Pino
$607

Cities near Melbourne

Distance City Cost of living
3.2 km or 2 mi South Yarra
$1715
24 km or 15 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1681
25 km or 16 mi Tarneit
$1665
29 km or 18 mi Dandenong
$1694
34 km or 21 mi Sunbury
$1756
37 km or 23 mi Melton
$1711
40 km or 25 mi Frankston
$1728
41 km or 25 mi Berwick
$1733
42 km or 26 mi Cranbourne
$1708
54 km or 34 mi Pakenham
$1734
65 km or 40 mi Geelong
$1683
102 km or 64 mi Ballarat
$1331
134 km or 83 mi Bendigo
$1321
144 km or 90 mi Traralgon
$1725
164 km or 102 mi Shepparton
$1684
226 km or 140 mi Warrnambool
$1649
367 km or 228 mi Mount Gambier
$1624
369 km or 230 mi Wagga Wagga
$1460
392 km or 244 mi Devonport
$1820
404 km or 251 mi Griffith
$1648
444 km or 276 mi Launceston
$1724
466 km or 290 mi Canberra
$2505
477 km or 296 mi Mildura
$1469
546 km or 339 mi Goulburn
$1720
597 km or 371 mi Hobart
$2296
628 km or 390 mi Orange
$1617
643 km or 399 mi Bathurst
$1613
651 km or 405 mi Wollongong
$1441
655 km or 407 mi Adelaide
$2174
700 km or 435 mi Blacktown
$1635
702 km or 436 mi Dubbo
$1417
703 km or 437 mi Parramatta
$1883
707 km or 440 mi Kellyville
$1798
713 km or 443 mi Sydney
$2708
728 km or 452 mi Dee Why
$2018
822 km or 511 mi Newcastle
$1472
891 km or 554 mi Whyalla
$1895
1015 km or 631 mi Port Macquarie
$1704
1021 km or 634 mi Armidale
$1529
1123 km or 698 mi Coffs Harbour
$1487