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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 92.61
Rent Index: 45.58
Groceries Index: 84.18
Restaurants Index: 87.03
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 70.34
Local Purchasing Power: 121.05

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.50 A$
14.00
22.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$
60.00
100.00
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
8.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$
6.00
9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.04 A$
3.50
4.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.09 A$
2.50
3.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.58 A$
2.00
3.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.44 A$
1.00
2.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.81 A$
2.00
3.80
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.91 A$
2.00
4.00
Eggs (12) 4.44 A$
3.50
5.45
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.77 A$
8.00
12.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.09 A$
9.00
13.00
Apples (1kg) 4.28 A$
3.00
5.00
Oranges (1kg) 3.67 A$
3.00
5.00
Tomato (1kg) 4.87 A$
3.98
6.00
Potato (1kg) 2.98 A$
2.00
4.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 A$
2.00
3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 A$
1.50
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
12.00
20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.98 A$
4.00
6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.56 A$
4.00
7.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$
18.00
24.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$
3.00
5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 121.00 A$
80.00
150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$
3.00
5.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.23 A$
1.77
3.20
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$
38.20
60.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.52 A$
1.40
1.60
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 A$
23,000.00
30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 207.02 A$
150.00
300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.96 A$
0.60
1.20
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.00 A$
59.00
90.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.06 A$
50.00
80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.29 A$
14.00
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) 99.33 A$
80.00
120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 67.01 A$
50.00
89.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 143.85 A$
120.00
160.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 128.70 A$
95.00
170.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,622.46 A$
1,215.00
2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,159.32 A$
868.00
1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,715.63 A$
1,800.00
3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,880.58 A$
1,500.00
2,400.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,478.47 A$
4,500.00
10,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,815.36 A$
3,000.00
7,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,231.76 A$
3,243.00
5,200.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.40
5.00
6.00

These data are based on 12674 entries in the past 18 months from 1481 different contributors.

Last update: March, 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

City
Consumer Price Index
Rent Index
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Darwin 117.78 63.51 92.08 108.38 118.99 93.70
Perth 101.57 55.76 79.87 90.16 106.73 116.56
Canberra 95.09 54.40 75.82 86.31 88.77 142.93
Adelaide 93.88 41.27 68.96 84.35 82.75 111.50
Sydney 92.17 73.22 83.20 80.05 80.83 109.28
Wollongong 92.10 40.63 67.72 87.38 75.22 104.12
Melbourne 90.70 48.62 70.77 81.01 83.13 119.48
Brisbane 90.28 49.19 70.82 85.37 84.18 110.20
Hobart 89.77 37.26 64.90 76.87 86.52 99.90
Gold Coast 87.99 40.05 65.29 78.34 90.96 126.02
Cairns 86.19 32.76 60.89 83.05 89.79 89.73

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