Cost of Living in Australia

Cost of living in Australia is 7.16% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Australia is, on average, 14.84% lower than in United States.

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.16 $ 8.50-24.78
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 63.72 $ 42.48-106.21
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.50 $ 7.08-9.91
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.66 $ 3.54-8.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.37 $ 4.96-8.50
Cappuccino (regular) 3.19 $ 2.48-4.25
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.36 $ 1.77-3.19
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 $ 1.42-2.83
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.44 $ 2.68-8.04
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.76 $ 0.84-3.21
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.88 $ 0.45-1.61
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.30 $ 2.12-4.67
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.40 $ 1.93-8.03
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.49 $ 2.57-4.82
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.65 $ 3.21-8.03
Apples (1 lb) 1.43 $ 0.80-1.93
Banana (1 lb) 1.10 $ 0.64-1.93
Oranges (1 lb) 1.21 $ 0.64-1.93
Tomato (1 lb) 1.65 $ 0.80-2.57
Potato (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.32-1.61
Onion (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.48-1.28
Lettuce (1 head) 1.95 $ 1.27-2.83
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.69 $ 0.57-2.83
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.62 $ 7.08-17.70
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.85 $ 2.12-5.90
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.24 $ 2.12-7.08
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 24.78 $ 19.12-29.74
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.12 $ 2.12-4.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 107.06 $ 61.57-155.77
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.97 $ 2.55-4.96
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.35 $ 1.86-3.54
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.84 $ 24.17-42.48
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.93 $ 3.22-4.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,117.13 $ 17,693.96-21,670.33
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,845.97 $ 16,284.96-20,533.21
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 155.71 $ 88.51-283.22
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.29 $ 0.07-0.71
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.32 $ 42.48-70.80
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.59 $ 21.24-84.97
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.98 $ 5.36-21.24
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.74 $ 10.62-16.99
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,344.98 $ 623.64-2,124.13
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,699.72 $ 6,230.77-22,657.34
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.47 $ 35.40-106.21
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.46 $ 21.24-70.80
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94.67 $ 56.64-141.61
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.80 $ 56.64-141.61
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,191.20 $ 849.65-1,840.91
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 894.38 $ 637.24-1,416.08
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,954.32 $ 1,203.67-3,590.76
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,373.02 $ 920.45-2,141.80
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 531.81 $ 309.16-986.68
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 387.25 $ 197.34-657.79
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,386.25 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.93 2.90-5.20

Prices in Australia

This country had 18165 entries in the past 12 months by 2034 different contributors.
Last update: October 2020
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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 81.01 56.36 69.19 75.01 67.12 98.82
Darwin 79.73 31.27 56.51 77.83 76.84 119.04
Newcastle 77.56 38.40 58.79 71.51 75.91 114.72
Perth 76.77 29.21 53.98 70.72 69.11 104.06
Canberra 76.67 39.26 58.74 76.89 71.01 102.08
Brisbane 76.62 34.15 56.27 73.89 71.31 101.73
Gold Coast 75.64 37.99 57.60 70.79 76.59 106.52
Melbourne 73.70 39.80 57.45 74.04 59.84 104.70
Adelaide 72.86 28.14 51.43 73.39 62.81 105.60
Hobart 71.39 34.63 53.78 68.30 63.59 104.22
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