Columbus vs Melbourne - Cost of Living Comparison

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Columbus Melbourne
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2182
$2367
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5537
$5511
🏠 One person rent
$1325
$1334
🏘️ Family rent
$2554
$2155
🍽️ Food expenses
$553
$566
🚐 Transport expenses
$144
$315
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4108
$3568
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
73
100
😀 Quality of life
88
98
🏙️ Population
906K
4.53M

The cost of living in Columbus is 8% less expensive than in Melbourne. Cities ranked 1270th and 850th ($2182 vs $2367) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1162nd and 2nd in the United States and Australia, respectively. Check the United States vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Columbus compared to 1.5 months in Melbourne. Columbus ranked 41st best city to live in the United States vs Melbourne ranked 2nd in Australia, while ranked 182nd and 4th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Columbus vs Melbourne

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Columbus Melbourne
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15
$14.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$70
$76.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9
$9.77
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.04
$8.16
 Cappuccino
$4.87
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.25
$2.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1412
$1356
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1025
$1112
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3043
$2575
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2050
$1758
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$152
$121
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$235
$181
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.3
$53.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.37%
6.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8711
$8513
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3929
$7623
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2
$3.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$61.5
$126
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$18
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.94
$1.33
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.85
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.77
$2.29
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.78
$2.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.52
$4.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.5
$9.34
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.5
$14.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.54
$3.21
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
$2.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.14
$3.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.19
$4.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$2.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.3
$2.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.25
$1.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.71
$2.77
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12
$14.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
$4.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.27
$27.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.19
$8.16
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$3.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.02
$3.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.73
$2.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52.7
$55.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$15.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$116
$56
💇 Haircut, simple
$24.9
$18.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$62
$89.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.9
$121
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1554
$1726
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$23868
$19956

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Cities near Columbus

Distance City Cost of living
8.6 km or 5.3 mi Upper Arlington
$2061
11 km or 7.1 mi Grove
$2050
13 km or 8.3 mi Gahanna
$1958
15 km or 9 mi Hilliard
$2063
17 km or 11 mi Reynoldsburg
$1981
18 km or 11 mi Dublin
$2086
19 km or 12 mi Westerville
$1711
22 km or 13 mi Pickerington
$1975
38 km or 24 mi Delaware
$1899
43 km or 27 mi Lancaster
$1882
43 km or 27 mi Marysville
$1937
51 km or 32 mi Newark
$1853
69 km or 43 mi Springfield
$1715
70 km or 43 mi Chillicothe
$1814
70 km or 44 mi Marion
$1839
84 km or 52 mi Zanesville
$1787
86 km or 53 mi Xenia
$1720
89 km or 55 mi Fairborn
$1582
94 km or 59 mi Beavercreek
$1715
97 km or 60 mi Huber Heights
$1730
97 km or 60 mi Mansfield
$1764
98 km or 61 mi Riverside
$1762
103 km or 64 mi Kettering
$1776
103 km or 64 mi Troy
$1744
104 km or 65 mi Athens
$1530
104 km or 65 mi Centerville
$1746
105 km or 65 mi Dayton
$1738
105 km or 65 mi Sidney
$1758
108 km or 67 mi Piqua
$1756
112 km or 69 mi Trotwood
$1785
116 km or 72 mi Ashland
$1565
120 km or 74 mi Lebanon
$1760
128 km or 80 mi Middletown
$1467
128 km or 80 mi Lima
$1698
130 km or 81 mi Wooster
$1659
131 km or 81 mi Mason
$1756
132 km or 82 mi Findlay
$1757
136 km or 84 mi Portsmouth
$1730
144 km or 90 mi New Philadelphia
$1603
146 km or 91 mi Norwalk
$1757

Cities near Melbourne

Distance City Cost of living
3.2 km or 2 mi South Yarra
$1759
24 km or 15 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1545
25 km or 16 mi Tarneit
$1539
29 km or 18 mi Dandenong
$1636
34 km or 21 mi Sunbury
$1702
37 km or 23 mi Melton
$1649
40 km or 25 mi Frankston
$1823
41 km or 25 mi Berwick
$1688
42 km or 26 mi Cranbourne
$1726
54 km or 34 mi Pakenham
$1714
65 km or 40 mi Geelong
$1652
102 km or 64 mi Ballarat
$1624
134 km or 83 mi Bendigo
$1315
144 km or 90 mi Traralgon
$1672
164 km or 102 mi Shepparton
$1391
226 km or 140 mi Warrnambool
$1494
367 km or 228 mi Mount Gambier
$1371
369 km or 230 mi Wagga Wagga
$1361
392 km or 244 mi Devonport
$1470
404 km or 251 mi Griffith
$1569
444 km or 276 mi Launceston
$1439
466 km or 290 mi Canberra
$2321
477 km or 296 mi Mildura
$1451
546 km or 339 mi Goulburn
$1662
597 km or 371 mi Hobart
$1663
628 km or 390 mi Orange
$1503
643 km or 399 mi Bathurst
$1508
651 km or 405 mi Wollongong
$1524
655 km or 407 mi Adelaide
$2168
700 km or 435 mi Blacktown
$1592
702 km or 436 mi Dubbo
$1524
703 km or 437 mi Parramatta
$1950
707 km or 440 mi Kellyville
$1751
713 km or 443 mi Sydney
$2623
728 km or 452 mi Dee Why
$1897
822 km or 511 mi Newcastle
$1755
891 km or 554 mi Whyalla
$1886
1015 km or 631 mi Port Macquarie
$1739
1021 km or 634 mi Armidale
$1661
1123 km or 698 mi Coffs Harbour
$1453