# Cost of Living Estimator in Cairns, Australia

Currency: Sticky Currency

Eating lunch or dinner in restaurants: of the time

When eating in restaurants you are chosing inexpensive restaurants: of the time

Drinking Coffee outside of your home:

Going out (cinema, night life, etc.):

Smoking (household overall): packs of cigarettes per day

Alcoholic beverages (consume):

At home we are eating: food

Driving car:

Taking Taxi:

Paying for public transport tickets:

Sport Memberships:

Vacation and Travel:

Rent:

Number of your children going to the kindergarten:

Number of your children going to the private school:

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Restaurants 989.76 A\$
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A\$ x 8.68 = 173.60 A\$
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A\$ x 3.72 = 44.64 A\$
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 98.00 A\$ x 6.20 = 607.60 A\$
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 A\$ x 1.55 = 7.75 A\$
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 A\$ x 1.55 = 10.08 A\$
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.27 A\$ x 4.65 = 15.23 A\$
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 A\$ x 4.65 = 13.95 A\$
Cappuccino (regular) 4.71 A\$ x 24.80 = 116.91 A\$
Going out 265.84 A\$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A\$ x 8.40 = 168.00 A\$
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 A\$ x 1.05 = 5.25 A\$
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 A\$ x 1.05 = 6.83 A\$
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.27 A\$ x 3.15 = 10.32 A\$
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 A\$ x 3.15 = 9.45 A\$
Cappuccino (regular) 4.71 A\$ x 14.00 = 66.00 A\$
Cigarettes 0.00 A\$
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 33.00 A\$ x 0.00 = 0.00 A\$
Food at Home 1,627.73 A\$
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.45 A\$ x 7.6433765 = 56.95 A\$
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.11 A\$ x 31.8935027 = 67.27 A\$
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 A\$ x 25.5148021 = 46.29 A\$
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.36 A\$ x 23.1466667 = 100.92 A\$
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.92 A\$ x 25.5148021 = 125.45 A\$
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.27 A\$ x 38.2722032 = 163.47 A\$
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.13 A\$ x 38.2722032 = 387.71 A\$
Apples (1 lb) 1.87 A\$ x 76.5444064 = 143.22 A\$
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 A\$ x 63.7870053 = 98.37 A\$
Oranges (1 lb) 1.74 A\$ x 76.5444064 = 133.09 A\$
Tomato (1 lb) 2.48 A\$ x 51.0296043 = 126.67 A\$
Potato (1 lb) 1.53 A\$ x 51.0296043 = 78.06 A\$
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 A\$ x 25.5148021 = 32.02 A\$
Lettuce (1 head) 2.95 A\$ x 23.1466667 = 68.22 A\$
Drinks at Home 131.39 A\$
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.05 A\$ x 5.1190476 = 30.96 A\$
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.03 A\$ x 1.0238095 = 5.14 A\$
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 A\$ x 0.7678571 = 12.29 A\$
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.77 A\$ x 30.00 = 83.00 A\$
Car and Gasoline 0.00 A\$
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.54 A\$ x 0.00 = 0.00 A\$
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 A\$ x 0.00 = 0.00 A\$
Public Transport and Taxi 720.00 A\$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.90 A\$ x 0.00 = 0.00 A\$
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.64 A\$ x 0.00 = 0.00 A\$
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A\$ x 0.00 = 0.00 A\$
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.75 A\$ x 0.00 = 0.00 A\$
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 180.00 A\$ x 4.00 = 720.00 A\$
Leisure and Sport Memberships 268.53 A\$
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.80 A\$ x 4.00 = 195.20 A\$
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.33 A\$ x 4.00 = 73.33 A\$
Vacation and Travel (Monthly Approximate Amount) 0.00 A\$
Utilities 328.82 A\$
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192.13 A\$ x 1.00 = 192.13 A\$
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.58 A\$ x 80.00 = 46.40 A\$
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 90.29 A\$ x 1.00 = 90.29 A\$
Clothing and Shoes 175.50 A\$
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 111.25 A\$ x 0.40 = 44.50 A\$
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.00 A\$ x 0.40 = 20.00 A\$
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 135.00 A\$ x 0.40 = 54.00 A\$
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.50 A\$ x 0.40 = 57.00 A\$
Rent 0.00 A\$
Childcare 0.00 A\$
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,000.00 A\$ x 0.00 = 0.00 A\$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,850.00 A\$ x 0.00 = 0.00 A\$
Other Goods and Services 395.28 A\$
Household Supplies, approximation using (Groceries index + 20) / 100.0 x 20EUR x 4 family members 139.15 A\$
Electronics, approximation using 20.0EUR * (household members + 1) formula 158.34 A\$
Other, approximation using Cost of Living Plus Rent Index 97.78 A\$
Overall estimate monthly spending* 4,902.85 A\$

* Note that our estimator is limited in number of items it uses to do an estimate. It doesn't include insurance, health related expenses, parking fees or domestic help. It doesn't take into calculations income tax.