Cost of Living in Adelaide

Summary about cost of living in Adelaide, Australia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.50 A$ 7.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$ 50.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 10.00-13.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 5.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 7.50-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.30 A$ 3.50-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.41 A$ 2.50-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 A$ 2.00-4.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.82 A$ 3.79-10.22
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.43 A$ 1.13-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.21 A$ 0.64-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.49 A$ 2.99-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.53 A$ 2.72-7.26
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.65 A$ 3.18-5.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.42 A$ 4.54-10.43
Apples (1 lb) 1.93 A$ 0.91-2.95
Banana (1 lb) 1.56 A$ 0.91-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 1.50 A$ 0.45-2.49
Tomato (1 lb) 1.97 A$ 0.91-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.29 A$ 0.45-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 A$ 0.45-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 3.06 A$ 2.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.14 A$ 0.80-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 10.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.57 A$ 3.03-7.58
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.44 A$ 3.00-10.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 35.00-50.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.14 A$ 3.00-5.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 101.00 A$ 99.00-109.42
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.30 A$ 3.70-8.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.01 A$ 2.74-3.51
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.30 A$ 39.30-55.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.39 A$ 3.79-6.36
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,400.00 A$ 24,990.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,115.77 A$ 23,000.00-27,500.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 213.41 A$ 147.83-450.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.54 A$ 0.10-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.39 A$ 55.00-90.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.81 A$ 30.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.01 A$ 0.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 A$ 12.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,186.54 A$ 425.00-2,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,031.57 A$ 14,999.00-25,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 96.38 A$ 60.00-130.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.87 A$ 30.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 121.34 A$ 70.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.72 A$ 80.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,360.91 A$ 1,000.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,005.30 A$ 800.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,332.86 A$ 1,800.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,615.62 A$ 1,398.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 445.28 A$ 278.71-1,254.18
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 313.52 A$ 185.80-1,114.83
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,534.52 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.72 2.89-5.00

Prices in Adelaide

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Last update: October 2020
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12 Comments so far
dubbo on May 23, 2018:
Adelaide is a myopic backward place The entire Adelaide environment is infested with mates of mates, a privileged "boys" club and they are just not good enough for the job, the incompetence is staggering, the hubris, arrogance and entitled disregard for the public left me speechless (after 25 years in the private sector) it does not matter if they are labour or liberal, there is a core underlying way of doing business in adelaide that is substandard and the symptoms of this dysfunctional economic and social structure are in plain sight for those who wish to look.

as the saying goes "In adelaide, Its not what you know , its who you know"

Working out well then for the state of SA and adelaide the place is backward and getting worse
Niet on May 06, 2018:
Many years ago, I attended high school in Adelaide and left after that. For an Asian with a doctorate in English from the US, what are the odds of finding a non-research teaching job in town? I don't have AUS citizenship but could apply for a work visa legit.
Pom on Apr 06, 2018:
To Hunnie.

I arrived in Feb on 190 Finance Mgr Visa. Found job in a week. My predecessor in his role said it is very hard to find decent people in payroll and accounting positions. A strong candidate who is switched on with the right attitude shoudl do fine.

NOTE - I stayed up late at night in the UK to call recruiters in the morning Aus time. This paid off dividends, as one of the relationships I built off the back of this got me a job. It shows you have the right attitude to go the extra mile.

Do some research on schools and boroughs. People have told me the belt from left to right is the safest. Don't stray too far north or south.
Hunnie on Mar 28, 2018:
Hi, I am planning to move my family in Adelaide in mid 2019. I would like to know about the cost of living in adelaide? How affordable it would be for a family of 4 to live there? My husband has an accounting background (mainly doing payroll and bank recon via MYOB software). Would he be able to get a job there fast? Also I worked in healthcare (Support Worker). Our kids are age 12 and 9 by then. How fast is our chance to get a job there?Where is the safest suburb to live there? where it will also be handy for my kids to go to school to? Please give us an advice. Thank you.
Dipen on Dec 21, 2017:
2500AUD per month is more than enough for a single person to live in Adelaide
Cheese on Dec 10, 2017:
Some french cheeses is upwards from 75AUD per kg to 100+ per kg. The average bottle of wine to drink at home is $17. Correct.
Ramesh on Jun 03, 2017:
I am from INDIA . Hope all r doing fine
I have 3 months plan to Adelaide and my company is paying me me $2500AUD PM for my accommodation food and transport.
My question will 2500 AUD is sufficient for 1 person to live in Adelaide for 1 month.
Can I save any thing in this.

Thanks
Ramesh
Zoni on May 31, 2017:
Hi everyone...hope you all are fine
i got admission in flinders uni in Ms (Gis)..
and want to know that how much a student can earn to live a normal life and bear all his expenses...
and how much one can save for his university fee? thank you
burnside on May 30, 2017:
adelaide is quite dead in terms of work and opportunity, and its almost as expensive to live as Sydney, Houses are cheaper, but they are cheaper for a reason, there are no comparable work salaries available in adelaide as they are in sydney
Drawo on Dec 09, 2016:
Would AUD $100k be a decent wage in Adelaide these days?
Shadi on Nov 13, 2016:
Hi everyone. I'm a PhD candidate student, newly I'm offered a AUD$ 27,000 annually from the university of Adelaide. Now I'm moving there with my wife. Please help me with the real living cost there. Is that money proper to make a good living there?
My other question is about a rental house. Because I will live in Gawler, What price is economic for us? Is AUD$ 300 proper for our situation?

Thank you
Anonymous on Nov 13, 2016:
Hi everyone. I'm a PhD candidate student, newly I'm offered a AUD$ 27,000 annually from the university of Adelaide. Now I'm moving there with my wife. Please help me with the real living cost there. Is that money proper to make a good living there?
My other question is about a rental house. Because I will live in Gawler, What price is economic for us? Is AUD$ 300 proper for our situation?
Thank you