Cost of Living Comparison

AUD
COMPARED TO
USD

Australia is 5.8% more expensive than Virgin Islands.

If you lived in Virgin Islands instead of Australia, you would:
local_dining

pay 22.7% more for restaurants

  Australia help_outline Virgin Islands help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $13.61
A$17.59
$19.38 +42.4%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.59
A$9.81
$7.83 +3.2%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.26
A$2.93
$1.83 -19.1%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.87
A$2.41
$2.04 +9.4%

Australia vs. Virgin Islands - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 85.9% more for groceries

  Australia help_outline Virgin Islands help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.65
A$2.13
$4.23 +156.7%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.22
A$4.16
$5.78 +79.5%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.90
A$5.04
$6.84 +75.3%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.06
A$3.96
$3.17 +3.5%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.18
A$4.12
$5.60 +75.9%
Apples (1 lb) $1.23
A$1.59
$2.97 +141.7%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.06
A$1.37
$1.47 +38.7%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.19
A$1.54
$2.97 +149.7%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.63
A$2.11
$2.78 +69.9%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.02
A$1.32
$1.71 +67.5%
Onions (1 lb) $0.81
A$1.05
$2.10 +157.4%

Australia vs. Virgin Islands - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 40.9% less for transportation

  Australia help_outline Virgin Islands help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.80
A$4.91
$3.14 -17.2%
Monthly public transit pass $94.88
A$122.70
$30.00 -68.4%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $17,132.84
A$22,156.14
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Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $15.31
A$19.79
$34.85 +127.7%

Australia vs. Virgin Islands - Cost of transportation
home

pay 38.9% more for housing

  Australia help_outline Virgin Islands help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$52.36
A$67.71
$86.29 +64.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $945.31
A$1,222.47
$1,275.31 +34.9%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $757.13
A$979.12
$1,023.96 +35.2%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$111.17
A$143.76
$206.28 +85.6%

Australia vs. Virgin Islands - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 11.1% less for childcare

  Australia help_outline Virgin Islands help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,101.82
A$1,424.86
$450.00 -59.2%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $14,035.55
A$18,150.73
$13,000.00 -7.4%

Australia vs. Virgin Islands - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 42.0% more for entertainment and sports

  Australia help_outline Virgin Islands help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.17
A$6.69
$4.12 -20.2%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.11
A$4.02
$5.21 +67.4%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$19.98
A$25.84
$5.17 -74.1%
Monthly membership at local gym $42.62
A$55.12
$93.12 +118.5%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $11.82
A$15.29
$9.83 -16.8%

Australia vs. Virgin Islands - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 7.0% less for clothing

  Australia help_outline Virgin Islands help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$66.07
A$85.44
$38.33 -42.0%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$40.64
A$52.55
$40.00 -1.6%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$92.43
A$119.53
$88.17 -4.6%
Men's business shoes (leather) $89.21
A$115.36
$101.67 +14.0%

Australia vs. Virgin Islands - Cost of clothing
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