Cost of Living in Australia

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$ 12.00-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 A$ 60.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 5.00-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 6.00-12.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.50 A$ 3.50-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 A$ 2.50-4.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 A$ 2.00-4.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.22 A$ 3.79-10.94
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.53 A$ 1.22-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.24 A$ 0.64-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.74 A$ 3.00-7.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.92 A$ 2.95-10.89
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.92 A$ 3.18-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.28 A$ 4.54-12.25
Apples (1 lb) 2.09 A$ 1.13-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 A$ 0.91-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 1.70 A$ 0.83-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.27 A$ 1.31-3.58
Potato (1 lb) 1.47 A$ 0.45-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 A$ 0.60-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.71 A$ 1.60-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.28 A$ 0.80-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 10.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.34 A$ 3.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.93 A$ 3.00-10.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$ 29.00-48.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.30 A$ 3.00-6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$ 86.96-234.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 A$ 3.60-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.48 A$ 2.61-5.15
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 A$ 34.08-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.39 A$ 4.50-6.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 A$ 25,000.00-30,887.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,649.38 A$ 23,000.00-30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 221.17 A$ 122.50-400.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.43 A$ 0.10-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.26 A$ 60.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.07 A$ 30.00-112.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.47 A$ 7.79-29.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$ 14.90-24.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,865.40 A$ 980.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,077.58 A$ 8,000.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 98.95 A$ 50.00-145.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60.13 A$ 30.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 135.32 A$ 80.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 139.97 A$ 80.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,638.28 A$ 1,200.00-2,657.12
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,270.47 A$ 869.57-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,782.12 A$ 1,700.00-4,887.41
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,928.03 A$ 1,300.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 764.41 A$ 432.55-1,486.44
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 544.36 A$ 270.55-1,021.92
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,838.45 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.68 2.50-5.00

Prices in Australia

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Last update: June 2021
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By City in Australia

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Darwin 88.05 35.18 63.46 87.68 87.65 107.47
Sydney 87.46 64.44 76.75 80.83 75.49 97.50
Perth 84.91 34.60 61.51 81.57 74.76 94.43
Brisbane 84.55 39.80 63.73 83.29 81.24 97.69
Melbourne 83.38 44.07 65.10 83.83 77.15 93.67
Newcastle 82.60 44.25 64.76 77.56 85.93 107.10
Canberra 82.26 46.70 65.72 83.59 79.64 93.22
Adelaide 80.93 35.07 59.60 83.32 69.05 92.78
Gold Coast 80.00 43.04 62.81 76.89 79.13 92.40
Hobart 78.98 39.71 60.71 75.09 71.94 93.83
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