Cali vs Melbourne - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali Melbourne
🚶 Cost of living one person
$555
$1968
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1391
$4731
🏠 One person rent
$213
$1042
🏘️ Family rent
$370
$1689
🍽️ Food expenses
$190
$505
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$275
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$321
$4043
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
45
100
😀 Quality of life
55
99
🏙️ Population
2.47M
4.53M

The cost of living in Cali is 72% less expensive than in Melbourne. Cities ranked 7750th and 589th ($555 vs $1968) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 7th in Colombia and Australia, respectively. Check Colombia vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 2.1 months in Melbourne. Cali ranked 4th best city to live in Colombia vs Melbourne ranked 2nd in Australia, while ranked 5807th and 3rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cali vs Melbourne

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Cali Melbourne
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.63
$12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$57.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$9.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$6.96
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$3.22
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$2.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
$1035
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$867
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
$1988
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$1378
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$87.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$136
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.7
$53.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
3.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$778
$6524
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$716
$5101
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$3.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$112
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.81
$14.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.43
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$1.27
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$2.19
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$2.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$4.37
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$9.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$8.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.31
$14.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$2.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$2.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$2.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$4.61
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$2.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$2.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$1.04
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$2.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$4.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
$28.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.22
$8.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
$5.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
$2.35
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$48.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
$15.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$60.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.45
$20
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.2
$76
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$105
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$1721
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4295
$16947

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27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$391
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$433
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$393
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$400
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$390
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$421
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$392
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$422
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$414
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$363
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$360
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$474
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$389
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$425
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$405
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$379
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$466
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$679
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$432
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$422
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$500
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$648
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$411
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$443
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$402
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$556
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$367
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$655
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$806
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$444
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$341
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$428
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$590
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$430
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$404
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$480
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$577
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$621
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$486

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Distance City Cost of living
3.2 km or 2 mi South Yarra
$1589
24 km or 15 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1682
25 km or 16 mi Tarneit
$1570
29 km or 18 mi Dandenong
$1498
34 km or 21 mi Sunbury
$1625
37 km or 23 mi Melton
$1633
40 km or 25 mi Frankston
$1957
41 km or 25 mi Berwick
$1562
42 km or 26 mi Cranbourne
$1587
54 km or 34 mi Pakenham
$1631
65 km or 40 mi Geelong
$1708
102 km or 64 mi Ballarat
$1740
134 km or 83 mi Bendigo
$1610
144 km or 90 mi Traralgon
$1626
164 km or 102 mi Shepparton
$1442
226 km or 140 mi Warrnambool
$1573
367 km or 228 mi Mount Gambier
$1181
369 km or 230 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
392 km or 244 mi Devonport
$1641
404 km or 251 mi Griffith
$1629
444 km or 276 mi Launceston
$1477
466 km or 290 mi Canberra
$1792
477 km or 296 mi Mildura
$1622
546 km or 339 mi Goulburn
$1700
597 km or 371 mi Hobart
$1648
628 km or 390 mi Orange
$1661
643 km or 399 mi Bathurst
$1558
651 km or 405 mi Wollongong
$1554
655 km or 407 mi Adelaide
$1654
700 km or 435 mi Blacktown
$1581
702 km or 436 mi Dubbo
$1445
703 km or 437 mi Parramatta
$1896
707 km or 440 mi Kellyville
$1656
713 km or 443 mi Sydney
$2294
728 km or 452 mi Dee Why
$1970
822 km or 511 mi Newcastle
$1798
891 km or 554 mi Whyalla
$1627
1015 km or 631 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
1021 km or 634 mi Armidale
$1677
1123 km or 698 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359