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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 81.30
Rent Index: 37.94
Groceries Index: 76.70
Restaurants Index: 76.83
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 59.76
Local Purchasing Power: 157.58

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$
12.50
25.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$
60.00
120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 A$
8.00
10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$
5.00
8.99
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.90 A$
6.00
9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.04 A$
3.50
4.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.15 A$
2.50
4.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.57 A$
2.00
3.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.42 A$
3.79
7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.55 A$
1.81
3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.37 A$
0.91
1.81
Eggs (12) 4.60 A$
3.50
6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.37 A$
3.18
6.35
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.99 A$
4.08
6.35
Apples (1 lb) 1.91 A$
1.36
2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.70 A$
1.22
2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.16 A$
1.36
3.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.33 A$
0.91
1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 A$
2.00
3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.48 A$
1.50
3.98
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
12.00
20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.88 A$
3.50
6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.41 A$
4.00
7.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 22.00 A$
18.00
25.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$
3.00
5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 128.30 A$
80.00
165.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$
3.00
5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.49 A$
2.56
4.67
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$
35.00
70.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.48 A$
4.92
6.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 A$
22,000.00
30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 211.11 A$
120.00
350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.60 A$
0.12
1.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.79 A$
59.99
90.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.72 A$
50.00
88.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.02 A$
15.00
25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$
15.00
20.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.07 A$
80.00
120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 68.49 A$
45.00
99.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 139.67 A$
110.00
179.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.76 A$
90.00
185.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,688.14 A$
1,200.00
2,250.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,208.42 A$
850.00
1,550.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,754.98 A$
1,715.00
4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,887.80 A$
1,400.00
2,600.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 750.28 A$
418.06
1,133.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 478.35 A$
278.71
743.22
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,236.93 A$
3,000.00
5,600.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.24
4.70
6.00

These data are based on 14790 entries in the past 18 months from 1592 different contributors.

Last update: July, 2015

Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.

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By City in Australia

Rank
City
Consumer Price Index
Rent Index
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Darwin 101.03 49.32 75.35 97.21 105.50 129.73
Perth 90.61 42.58 66.76 83.87 99.18 135.68
Adelaide 82.44 34.94 58.85 74.54 76.89 155.96
Newcastle 82.14 45.92 64.15 82.06 78.20 109.78
Canberra 80.95 43.53 62.36 75.46 78.02 181.96
Sydney 80.62 57.89 69.33 75.80 71.48 147.33
Brisbane 79.11 37.15 58.27 76.17 73.63 158.56
Melbourne 78.77 41.05 60.04 73.61 74.06 159.48
Wollongong 78.54 32.63 55.74 80.76 67.58 143.48
Gold Coast 78.24 32.64 55.59 74.12 77.16 151.72
Hobart 77.39 28.18 52.95 71.77 81.27 129.36
Cairns 76.81 26.60 51.87 79.75 72.69 115.93

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