The “Live in Victoria” website has recently posted an Updated Cost of Living Data(Melbourne) based on The Mercer Cost of Living Report which compares the living costs in the world’s biggest cities for more than 200 items:

Clothing and footwear including :

. Polo shirt, for men or women
. Blue jeans, for men or women
. Socks, men’s cotton
. Ladies’ stockings or pantihose
. Ladies’ bras
. Men’s business wear: Two-piece suit, White oxford type cotton shirt, Shoes( leather)
. Women’s business wear: Dress, ready to wear or 2 piece suit, Shoes( leather) Blouse( cotton)
. Children’s wear (age 8 to 10) : Boys’ cotton school shirt, Children’s shoes, Children’s blue jeans, Boys’ blazer, Girls’ school dress

For detailed pricing info visit http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/living-in-victoria/cost-of-living/cost-of-clothing-and-footwear#.VD49BfmSxwM

Domestic supplies, home services and utilities including:

. Laundry detergent normal
. Dishwashing machine detergent
. Furniture polish
. Household cleaning product
. Insect killer
. Light bulbs
. Frying pan, with teflon coating
. batteries, AA size
. Electric toaster
. Electric steam iron
. Electric hairdryer
. Clothes washing machine
. Tumble dryer
. Dishwasher
. Microwave
. Vacuum cleaner
. Electric cooker
. Refrigerator
. Domestic help: cleaning help, babysitting
. Laundry and dry cleaning
. Telephone services
. Energy services (gas and electricity)

For detailed pricing and hourly rates visit http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/living-in-victoria/cost-of-living/cost-of-domestic-supplies-home-services-utilities#.VD49NPmSxwM

Education

. Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary: International School, English School, Japanese School, Private Local School

For detailed pricing visit http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/living-in-victoria/cost-of-living/cost-of-education#.VD4-kPmSxwM

Food, Fruits and groceries

. Milk, pasteurised whole milk
. Dairy Products: Cream, Butter, Yoghurt, Cheese(French camembert), Eggs
. Bread: white and whole wheat sliced toast
. Rice, long-grain
. Spaghetti
. Sugar
. Flour, for baking
. Cornflakes
. Instant coffee
. Ground coffee
. Tea bags
. Instant chocolate powder
. Coca-Cola
. Mineral water (Sparkling and Non Sparkling)
. Orange juice
. Margarine
. Olive oil
. Corn oil, for frying
. Potatoes
. Onions
. Garlic Heads
. Tomatoes
. Lettuce
. Oranges
. Apples
. Bananas
. Peas
. Tomatoes
. Peaches
. Pineapple
. Meat and poultry products: Beef, Lamb, Pork, Ham, Bacon strips, Sausages, Chicken
. Fish and Shrimp prawns
. Peanuts
. Potato chips
. Table salt
. Black pepper
. Ice cream (vanilla)
. Biscuits
. Apple pie
. Jam
. Milk chocolate bar
. Box of chocolates
. Ketchup
. Mustard
. Soy sauce
. Baby food
. Instant soup
. Frozen pizza

For detailed pricing info visit http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/living-in-victoria/cost-of-living/cost-of-food-and-groceries#.VD4_FvmSxwM

Personal care and cosmetics

. Tampon
. Toilet tissue
. Soap
. Shower gel
. Hair shampoo
. Disposable diapers
. Toothpaste, with fluoride
. Deodorant, roll-on
. Razor blades
. Facial tissues
. Home pharmacy: Aspirin, Cotton, Celebrex for rheumatism, Antibiotics( Augmentin 500), Private doctor, general/specialist practitioner, Antiseptic spray, disinfectant, Coughing & throat relief
. Cosmetics: Lipstick, Moisturising cream, Hand cream, Suntan lotion, Eau de toilette, Chanel No. 5
. Beauty salon, hairdressers: shampoo, haircut and brushing

For detailed pricing info visit http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/living-in-victoria/cost-of-living/cost-of-personal-care-and-cosmetics#.VD8lwPmSxwM

Restaurants and leisure/entertainment/gaming

. Take Away food/ Home delivery: coffee, Fast food hamburger menu
. Sports and fitness activities: golf-club , Tennis court rent, Fitness club
. Digital television LCD screen
. Nintendo/Playstation/X Box
. DVD player
. International weekly magazine
. Local Newspaper
. Cinema
. Concert
. Travel: Business hotel, Taxi

For detailed pricing info visit http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/living-in-victoria/cost-of-living/cost-of-restaurants-and-leisure#.VD8nN_mSxwM

Transport

. Automobiles
. Car Insurance
. Radial Tyres
. Engine oil
. Petrol, gasoline
. Public Transport

For detailed pricing info visit http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/living-in-victoria/cost-of-living/cost-of-transportation#.VD8pMvmSxwN

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