HU vs. AU

Here you can read about the Australian minimum and average salaries, the VAT, fuel prices and a lot of other economic data of the country.

Although it is practically impossible to compare Hungary and Australia at first glance, we will make an attempt to do it in the most objective way we have access to. We are going to use such official and public statistic data which are available for everyone to follow.

Hungary Ausztralia
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 124 billion USD 1 205 billion USD
GDP / capita 12 665 USD 49 928 USD
VAT 27% 10%
Average petrol cost / litre 1.90 AUD 1.45 AUD
Unemployment rate 3.8 % 5.5%
Ratio of people living below the poverty line ~ 33% not measured
Life expectancy at birth 76 82
Mortality rate per year 12.9 / 1000 people 5.4 / 1000 people
Population growth (annual) - 0,3 % 1,4 %

We think that the table of average earnings below is not a comprehensive one, but it can provide a good starting point to orientate and demonstrate the wages you can expect when you work in Australia full-time. The following data is only for a general information. It is possible to earn more and also to earn less than these amounts. However, you should not be deceived by the high Australian earnings, as some expenses can be much higher than the ones you got used to in Hungary.

Fields of Trades Average wages / week
in Australia in AUD*
Average wages / week
in Australia in HUF
Minimum salary (from the 1st of July 2018) 719.20 AUD 148 893 HUF
Mining 2 494.5 AUD 516 317 HUF
Health Care and Social Assistance 1 399.60 AUD 289 692 HUF
Construction 1 475.10 AUD 305 230 HUF
Retail Trade 1 063.60 AUD 220 080 HUF
Education and Training 1 565.90 AUD 324 016 HUF
Financial and Insurance Services 1 725.70 AUD 357 122 HUF
Information Media and Telecommunications 1 671.40 AUD 345 885 HUF
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 1 795.20 AUD 371 505 HUF
Accommodation and Food Services 1 037.20 AUD 214 703 HUF

*Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (November 2014)