Cost of Living in Australia

Cost of living in Australia is 11.40% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Australia is, on average, 11.76% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$ 12.00-38.00
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$ 10.00-14.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 5.00-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 7.00-12.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.50 A$ 3.50-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.32 A$ 2.50-4.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 A$ 2.00-4.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.32 A$ 3.79-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.51 A$ 1.25-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.24 A$ 0.64-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.68 A$ 3.00-6.72
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.82 A$ 2.72-11.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.92 A$ 3.63-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.84 A$ 4.54-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 2.03 A$ 1.13-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 1.55 A$ 0.91-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 1.71 A$ 0.91-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.33 A$ 1.13-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 A$ 0.45-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 A$ 0.68-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.75 A$ 1.80-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 A$ 0.85-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 10.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.52 A$ 3.00-8.33
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.99 A$ 3.00-10.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$ 28.00-45.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 A$ 3.00-6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$ 86.96-220.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 A$ 3.60-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.32 A$ 2.62-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$ 34.20-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.51 A$ 4.54-6.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 A$ 24,990.00-30,790.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,238.69 A$ 23,000.00-29,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219.83 A$ 121.43-400.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 A$ 0.10-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.83 A$ 60.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.14 A$ 30.00-120.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.05 A$ 8.01-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$ 15.00-24.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,901.03 A$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,698.05 A$ 8,000.00-30,276.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 98.99 A$ 50.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 59.38 A$ 30.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.80 A$ 80.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.55 A$ 80.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,667.51 A$ 1,200.00-2,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,261.52 A$ 875.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,746.39 A$ 1,680.00-5,126.35
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,928.24 A$ 1,250.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 758.55 A$ 418.49-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 549.01 A$ 278.71-929.02
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,800.49 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.92 2.90-5.00

Prices in Australia

This country had 18389 entries in the past 12 months by 2040 different contributors.
Last update: November 2020
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
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Sydney 83.82 57.05 70.88 76.76 70.44 100.03
Darwin 82.85 31.95 58.25 80.55 80.88 117.52
Newcastle 81.40 39.22 61.01 75.69 79.74 114.10
Perth 79.98 29.88 55.77 73.87 72.34 101.97
Brisbane 79.61 35.06 58.08 76.61 74.79 100.30
Canberra 79.36 40.11 60.39 79.10 74.56 103.03
Gold Coast 78.48 38.80 59.31 73.07 80.42 105.28
Melbourne 77.48 40.77 59.74 78.63 63.12 101.69
Adelaide 75.19 29.04 52.89 75.48 65.00 105.92
Hobart 73.95 35.60 55.42 70.61 67.23 108.50
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