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To help you understand how much it might cost you (and your family) to live in Melbourne, check the price summaries from the Mercer Cost of Living 2018 Report on:

  • clothing and footwear
  • domestic supplies, home services and utilities
  • education
  • food and groceries
  • personal care and cosmetics
  • restaurants and leisure
  • transport

The Mercer cost of living data compares the living costs of Melbourne against the United States (New York) and China (Shanghai) for more than 200 items including food, clothing, household goods, health and personal care, transport and entertainment.

All prices displayed are the mid range price recorded in March 2018. 

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