Cali vs Melbourne - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cali Melbourne
🚶 Cost of living one person
$706
$2419
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1835
$5695
🏠 One person rent
$259
$1381
🏘️ Family rent
$455
$2347
🍽️ Food expenses
$257
$534
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$348
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$446
$3665
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
45
100
😀 Quality of life
52
97
🏙️ Population
2.47M
4.53M

The cost of living in Cali is 71% less expensive than in Melbourne. Cities ranked 6788th and 818th ($706 vs $2419) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 11th and 3rd 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 1.5 months in Melbourne. Cali ranked 3rd best city to live in Colombia vs Melbourne ranked 2nd in Australia, while ranked 6105th and 4th 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
$4.68
$14.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$69.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.64
$9.87
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
$7.79
 Cappuccino
$1.95
$3.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.85
$2.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$247
$1420
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$180
$1171
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$3006
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$338
$1909
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$66
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.7
$53.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.62%
6.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1156
$9431
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1105
$8010
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
$3.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26
$131
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.1
$23.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9
$1.27
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.38
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.41
$2.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.29
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.45
$3.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.24
$10.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.56
$8.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$12.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$2.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$2.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$3.74
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$2.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$2.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.9
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.75
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.51
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.01
$4.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.4
$27.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.1
$8.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.04
$5.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.09
$3.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.5
$3.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$53.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.46
$14.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22.1
$68.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.46
$19.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.8
$92.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.1
$116
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$292
$1642
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6411
$18320

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$646
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$555
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$495
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$453
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$512
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$551
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$649
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$571
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$666
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$521
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$420
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$718
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$419
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$651
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$510
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$441
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$719
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$877
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$534
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$517
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$815
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$872
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$532
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$647
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$783
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$537
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$511
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$613
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$843
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$622
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$606
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$599
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$597
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$775
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$625
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$615
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$653
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$571
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$637
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$627

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