Cost of Living Comparison

AUD
COMPARED TO
EUR

Australia is 17.0% cheaper than France.

If you lived in France instead of Australia, you would:
local_dining

pay 11.5% more for restaurants

  Australia help_outline France help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $13.61
A$17.59
$14.66
€12.85
+7.7%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.59
A$9.81
$9.26
€8.12
+22.0%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.26
A$2.93
$2.57
€2.26
+13.6%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.87
A$2.41
$1.75
€1.53
-6.4%

Australia vs. France - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 18.8% more for groceries

  Australia help_outline France help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.65
A$2.13
$1.48
€1.29
-10.4%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.22
A$4.16
$7.55
€6.62
+134.6%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.90
A$5.04
$4.03
€3.53
+3.2%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.06
A$3.96
$2.68
€2.35
-12.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.18
A$4.12
$4.89
€4.29
+53.6%
Apples (1 lb) $1.23
A$1.59
$1.19
€1.04
-3.3%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.06
A$1.37
$0.99
€0.87
-6.6%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.19
A$1.54
$1.12
€0.98
-5.7%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.63
A$2.11
$1.25
€1.09
-23.7%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.02
A$1.32
$0.85
€0.74
-17.0%
Onions (1 lb) $0.81
A$1.05
$0.79
€0.69
-3.3%

Australia vs. France - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 30.7% more for transportation

  Australia help_outline France help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.80
A$4.91
$6.07
€5.32
+59.9%
Monthly public transit pass $94.88
A$122.70
$48.62
€42.64
-48.8%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $17,132.84
A$22,156.14
$22,466.78
€19,701.14
+31.1%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $15.31
A$19.79
$20.24
€17.75
+32.2%

Australia vs. France - Cost of transportation
home

pay 30.2% less for housing

  Australia help_outline France help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$52.36
A$67.71
$30.15
€26.44
-42.4%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $945.31
A$1,222.47
$642.18
€563.13
-32.1%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $757.13
A$979.12
$512.04
€449.01
-32.4%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$111.17
A$143.76
$117.18
€102.75
+5.4%

Australia vs. France - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 15.6% more for childcare

  Australia help_outline France help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,101.82
A$1,424.86
$639.54
€560.82
-42.0%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $14,035.55
A$18,150.73
$16,851.68
€14,777.26
+20.1%

Australia vs. France - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 17.4% less for entertainment and sports

  Australia help_outline France help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.17
A$6.69
$6.03
€5.29
+16.6%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.11
A$4.02
$2.76
€2.42
-11.4%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$19.98
A$25.84
$8.73
€7.66
-56.3%
Monthly membership at local gym $42.62
A$55.12
$40.06
€35.13
-6.0%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $11.82
A$15.29
$10.78
€9.45
-8.8%

Australia vs. France - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 16.8% more for clothing

  Australia help_outline France help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$66.07
A$85.44
$88.34
€77.46
+33.7%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$40.64
A$52.55
$36.59
€32.09
-10.0%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$92.43
A$119.53
$89.56
€78.53
-3.1%
Men's business shoes (leather) $89.21
A$115.36
$122.42
€107.35
+37.2%

Australia vs. France - Cost of clothing
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