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Cost of Living in Australia

Cost of living in Australia is 14.17% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Australia is 9.73% higher than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$ 60.00-110.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 A$ 8.50-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 A$ 5.00-9.98
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.00 A$ 6.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.21 A$ 3.50-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.18 A$ 2.25-4.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.64 A$ 2.00-3.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.35 A$ 3.79-8.33
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.30 A$ 0.99-3.27
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.22 A$ 0.74-2.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.45 A$ 3.00-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.19 A$ 2.72-6.35
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.62 A$ 3.63-6.79
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.95 A$ 4.54-9.98
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 A$ 1.36-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.38 A$ 0.91-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.62 A$ 1.13-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.26 A$ 1.36-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 1.38 A$ 0.91-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.15 A$ 0.68-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.51 A$ 2.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.89 A$ 0.70-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 12.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.90 A$ 3.00-8.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.47 A$ 3.50-8.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 25.50 A$ 22.00-30.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 3.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 A$ 89.00-178.26
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$ 3.30-5.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.49 A$ 2.61-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$ 34.32-56.68
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.95 A$ 4.54-5.49
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 A$ 22,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,701.09 A$ 20,950.00-28,500.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 195.69 A$ 100.00-325.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 A$ 0.11-0.70
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.49 A$ 59.99-99.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.19 A$ 40.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.27 A$ 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$ 15.00-21.50
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,444.94 A$ 500.00-2,400.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,657.89 A$ 12,000.00-23,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 95.90 A$ 65.00-125.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.87 A$ 40.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 132.48 A$ 90.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.40 A$ 80.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,705.62 A$ 1,043.48-2,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,296.12 A$ 850.00-1,956.52
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,723.94 A$ 1,700.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,930.09 A$ 1,400.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 661.97 A$ 371.61-1,114.83
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 459.35 A$ 250.84-789.67
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,071.95 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.47 4.00-5.24

Prices in Australia

These data are based on 23526 entries in the past 18 months from 2433 different contributors.
Last update: October 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Australia

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City
Cost of Living Index
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Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
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Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Sydney 91.18 69.11 80.51 87.72 74.40 100.40
Perth 86.75 41.13 64.70 82.30 88.01 108.81
Darwin 85.60 45.34 66.14 83.51 89.13 97.44
Melbourne 85.41 44.38 65.58 83.56 75.31 107.09
Adelaide 85.06 35.99 61.35 82.86 75.65 97.18
Cairns 84.32 30.08 58.11 83.39 74.52 101.15
Hobart 83.04 30.27 57.54 81.54 85.35 85.24
Brisbane 82.02 43.56 63.43 77.22 79.04 109.39
Canberra 80.73 44.14 63.05 78.55 75.57 117.12
Gold Coast 77.28 39.48 59.01 78.37 69.83 103.14
Newcastle 75.92 43.82 60.41 73.52 85.78 117.61
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