Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Cairns 

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Rent Prices in Cairns are 59.9% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Cairns are 11.4% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Cairns are 17.8% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Cairns Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(38.47 A$)
13.00 £
(25.00 A$)
     -35.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(153.87 A$)
88.39 £
(170.00 A$)
     +10.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(15.39 A$)
7.80 £
(15.00 A$)
     -2.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(12.50 A$)
4.94 £
(9.50 A$)
     -24.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(10.58 A$)
6.24 £
(12.00 A$)
     +13.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.62 £
(6.96 A$)
3.25 £
(6.25 A$)
     -10.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 £
(3.94 A$)
2.34 £
(4.50 A$)
     +14.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.62 £
(3.12 A$)
1.95 £
(3.75 A$)
     +20.1 %
Markets
London Edit Cairns Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.96 £
(9.54 A$)
5.26 £
(10.11 A$)
     +6.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.41 £
(2.70 A$)
1.79 £
(3.45 A$)
     +27.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 £
(1.77 A$)
0.73 £
(1.40 A$)
     -21.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.19 £
(6.13 A$)
3.18 £
(6.13 A$)
     -0.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.41 £
(6.55 A$)
2.91 £
(5.59 A$)
     -14.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.39 £
(6.52 A$)
3.37 £
(6.49 A$)
     -0.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.52 £
(10.61 A$)
4.60 £
(8.85 A$)
     -16.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.17 £
(2.24 A$)
1.09 £
(2.10 A$)
     -6.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 £
(1.15 A$)
0.84 £
(1.62 A$)
     +41.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.18 £
(2.27 A$)
0.98 £
(1.89 A$)
     -16.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.46 £
(2.81 A$)
2.61 £
(5.02 A$)
     +78.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 £
(1.11 A$)
0.82 £
(1.58 A$)
     +42.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(1.02 A$)
0.77 £
(1.47 A$)
     +44.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.97 £
(1.86 A$)
2.04 £
(3.92 A$)
     +110.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £
(2.45 A$)
2.34 £
(4.50 A$)
     +83.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.50 £
(18.27 A$)
8.84 £
(17.00 A$)
     -7.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 £
(4.02 A$)
2.66 £
(5.12 A$)
     +27.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £
(4.68 A$)
2.86 £
(5.50 A$)
     +17.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(28.85 A$)
23.40 £
(45.00 A$)
     +56.0 %
Transportation
London Edit Cairns Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(5.39 A$)
1.04 £
(2.00 A$)
     -62.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(384.66 A$)
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Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £
(8.65 A$)
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Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(6.03 A$)
4.18 £
(8.05 A$)
     +33.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(57.70 A$)
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Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.72 £
(11.01 A$)
3.39 £
(6.52 A$)
     -40.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,280.00 £
(52,468.20 A$)
18,197.69 £
(35,000.00 A$)
     -33.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,860.62 £
(49,738.29 A$)
15,598.02 £
(30,000.00 A$)
     -39.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Cairns Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 291.61 £
(560.87 A$)
121.32 £
(233.33 A$)
     -58.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.49 £
(29.80 A$)
29.46 £
(56.67 A$)
     +90.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.23 £
(60.06 A$)
47.44 £
(91.25 A$)
     +51.9 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Cairns Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.94 £
(88.35 A$)
30.50 £
(58.67 A$)
     -33.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.35 £
(27.60 A$)
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Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(28.85 A$)
10.40 £
(20.00 A$)
     -30.7 %
Childcare
London Edit Cairns Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,840.34 £
(3,539.57 A$)
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International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(38,571.75 A$)
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Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Cairns Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.16 £
(158.02 A$)
53.55 £
(103.00 A$)
     -34.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.57 £
(76.11 A$)
49.39 £
(95.00 A$)
     +24.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.16 £
(171.48 A$)
57.02 £
(109.67 A$)
     -36.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.29 £
(190.96 A$)
95.32 £
(183.33 A$)
     -4.0 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Cairns Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,131.63 £
(4,099.81 A$)
860.49 £
(1,655.00 A$)
     -59.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,605.16 £
(3,087.23 A$)
744.55 £
(1,432.00 A$)
     -53.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,422.97 £
(8,506.80 A$)
1,525.14 £
(2,933.33 A$)
     -65.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,858.97 £
(5,498.73 A$)
1,291.17 £
(2,483.33 A$)
     -54.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Cairns Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,292.57 £
(2,486.02 A$)
450.43 £
(866.31 A$)
     -65.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 739.22 £
(1,421.76 A$)
346.17 £
(665.80 A$)
     -53.2 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Cairns Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,492.75 £
(6,717.69 A$)
2,304.66 £
(4,432.60 A$)
     -34.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.51 6.96      +26.4 %
Last update: May 2024April 2024
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