Summary

Cost of living in Melbourne is 5% more expensive than Tokyo according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$2,364
$2,483
Cost of Living
$4,007
$3,260
Average Salary
$1,650
$1,814
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Tokyo
Melbourne
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$1,269.34
$1,395.75
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$779.75
$1,073.91
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$3,077.45
$2,542.7
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$1,485.89
$1,649.53

Salaries And Financing

Name
Tokyo
Melbourne
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$4,007.2
$3,260.23
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%1.48
%4.34

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Tokyo
Melbourne
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$198.67
$149.41
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.48
$0.17
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$44.55
$53.14

Markets

Name
Tokyo
Melbourne
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.71
$1.15
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$1.86
$2.09
Eggs (regular) (12)
$2.31
$3.27
Local Cheese (1kg)
$10.73
$7.95
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.35
$1.49
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$12.32
$11.27
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.47
$3.23
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$3.72
$4.42
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$4.57
$21.72
Apples (1kg)
$7.77
$2.88
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$8.81
$7.93
Oranges (1kg)
$6.34
$2.39
Potato (1kg)
$3.79
$2.51
Lettuce (1 head)
$2.04
$1.87
Rice (white), (1kg)
$5.99
$1.95
Tomato (1kg)
$6.32
$4.04
Banana (1kg)
$3.46
$2.38
Onion (1kg)
$3.27
$1.94
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$27.6
$10.08

Transportation

Name
Tokyo
Melbourne
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$1.99
$3.09
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$99.54
$110.15
Gasoline (1 liter)
$1.35
$1.03
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$0
$18,530.51
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$4.97
$3.66
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$4.62
$1.42
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$36.73
$24.47
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$0
$17,689.99

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Tokyo
Melbourne
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$68.09
$70.67
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$47.95
$44.81
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$80.15
$91.53
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$133.15
$106.27

Restaurants

Name
Tokyo
Melbourne
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$7.16
$13.02
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$55.3
$62.93
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$6.13
$8.4
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$4.11
$6.59
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$5.7
$6.71
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.54
$2.27
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.2
$2.06
Cappuccino (regular)
$3.67
$3.04

Sports And Leisure

Name
Tokyo
Melbourne
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$88.22
$57.08
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$30.16
$16.89
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$17.38
$14.62

Childcare

Name
Tokyo
Melbourne
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$595.85
$1,388.54
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$0
$14,286.04

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Tokyo
Melbourne
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$0
$6,724.03
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$6,526.12
$5,269.21