Prices in Melbourne vs Stockholm - Cost of Living Comparison

MelbourneStockholm
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1911
$1871
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4704
$3936
🏠 One person rent
$1053
$1049
🏘️ Family rent
$1912
$1623
🍽️ Food Expenses
$471
$489
🚐 Transport Expenses
$263
$197
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3403
$2762
🏙️ Population
4.53M
973k

The cost of living in Melbourne is 2% more expensive than in Stockholm. Cities ranked 403rd and 448th ($1911 vs $1871) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 7th and 1st in Australia and Sweden, respectively. Check Australia vs Sweden comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Melbourne compared to 1.5 months in Stockholm. Melbourne ranked 2nd best city to live in Australia vs Stockholm ranked 3rd in Sweden, while ranked 43rd and 99th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Melbourne vs Stockholm

MelbourneStockholm
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.8
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56
$61.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.26
$9.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.92
$7.07
☕ Cappuccino
$3.07
$4.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.16
$2.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1136
$1273
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$860
$874
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2311
$2097
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1579
$1341
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.7
$69.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$106
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.6
$25.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.82%
2.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6741
$10253
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5479
$6111
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.13
$4.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$111
$98
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.5
$19.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.03
$1.73
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.04
$1.34
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.97
$2.11
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$2.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.44
$3.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.96
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.5
$11.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.1
$18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.6
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$2.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$3.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$1.59
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$1.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.84
$2.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.5
$11.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.99
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.1
$7.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$6.25
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.06
$3.58
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.04
$2.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.59
$2.08
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$48.5
$45.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14
$14.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.1
$25.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.4
$25.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$71.9
$97.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.5
$103
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1553
$133
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14399
$6513

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Cities near Melbourne

DistanceCityCost of living
3.2 km or 2 miSouth Yarra
$2171
24 km or 15 miHoppers Crossing
$1541
25 km or 16 miTarneit
$1693
29 km or 18 miDandenong
$1408
34 km or 21 miSunbury
$1532
37 km or 23 miMelton
$1525
40 km or 25 miFrankston
$1436
41 km or 25 miBerwick
$1498
42 km or 26 miCranbourne
$1465
54 km or 34 miPakenham
$1533
65 km or 40 miGeelong
$1349
102 km or 64 miBallarat
$1542
134 km or 83 miBendigo
$1363
144 km or 90 miTraralgon
$1529
164 km or 102 miShepparton
$1566
226 km or 140 miWarrnambool
$1326
367 km or 228 miMount Gambier
$1030
369 km or 230 miWagga Wagga
$1423
392 km or 244 miDevonport
$1477
404 km or 251 miGriffith
$1536
444 km or 276 miLaunceston
$1257
466 km or 290 miCanberra
$1831
477 km or 296 miMildura
$1531
546 km or 339 miGoulburn
$1589
597 km or 371 miHobart
$1575
628 km or 390 miOrange
$1461
643 km or 399 miBathurst
$1491
651 km or 405 miWollongong
$1544
655 km or 407 miAdelaide
$1470
700 km or 435 miBlacktown
$1278
702 km or 436 miDubbo
$2169
703 km or 437 miParramatta
$2067
707 km or 440 miKellyville
$1570
713 km or 443 miSydney
$2271
728 km or 452 miDee Why
$2075
822 km or 511 miNewcastle
$1614
891 km or 554 miWhyalla
$1682
1015 km or 631 miPort Macquarie
$1494
1021 km or 634 miArmidale
$1405
1123 km or 698 miCoffs Harbour
$1538

Cities near Stockholm

DistanceCityCost of living
5.1 km or 3.2 miSolna
$1480
5.2 km or 3.3 miLidingo
$1267
13 km or 7.9 miTaby
$1600
16 km or 9.9 miSollentuna
$1222
21 km or 13 miTumba
$1182
21 km or 13 miAkersberga
$1219
31 km or 19 miSodertalje
$1295
35 km or 22 miMarsta
$1459
35 km or 22 miSigtuna
$1286
63 km or 39 miUppsala
$1403
87 km or 54 miNykoping
$1204
92 km or 57 miEskilstuna
$1200
92 km or 57 miVasteras
$1327
105 km or 65 miSala
$1309
138 km or 86 miNorrkoping
$1227
158 km or 98 miGavle
$1166
163 km or 101 miOrebro
$1200
174 km or 108 miLinkoping
$1433
185 km or 115 miLudvika
$1115
190 km or 118 miVisby
$1270
195 km or 121 miBorlange
$1110
195 km or 121 miFalun
$1114
253 km or 157 miMariestad
$1243
258 km or 161 miKarlstad
$1210
262 km or 163 miRaisio
$1312
264 km or 164 miSkovde
$1157
265 km or 165 miTurku
$1349
268 km or 167 miKaarina
$1313
271 km or 168 miMora
$1268
274 km or 170 miVetlanda
$1158
275 km or 171 miRauma
$1321
281 km or 175 miKuressaare
$836
284 km or 177 miJonkoping
$1279
297 km or 184 miVentspils
$622
306 km or 190 miSalo
$1209
310 km or 193 miRaseborg
$1386
312 km or 194 miArvika
$1202
313 km or 195 miKalmar
$1246
315 km or 196 miPori
$1294
332 km or 206 miVaxjo
$1146