Cost of Living in Cairns

Summary about cost of living in Cairns, Australia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.50 A$ 15.00-26.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 99.00 A$ 75.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 10.75-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 4.50-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 A$ 6.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.00 A$ 4.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.57 A$ 2.50-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 A$ 2.00-4.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.89 A$ 4.92-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.97 A$ 0.91-4.08
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.51 A$ 0.64-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.34 A$ 3.00-7.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.56 A$ 2.27-9.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.71 A$ 4.08-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.90 A$ 9.98-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 2.15 A$ 1.36-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 1.46 A$ 0.91-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 A$ 1.36-2.04
Tomato (1 lb) 4.04 A$
Potato (1 lb) 1.47 A$ 1.13-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 A$ 0.91-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 3.58 A$ 2.00-4.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 7.00 A$
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$ 12.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.05 A$ 5.00-7.14
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.03 A$ 4.10-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 42.50 A$ 33.00-48.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 A$ 3.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.90 A$ 2.90-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.64 A$ 3.64-3.64
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$ 49.20-49.20
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.56 A$ 7.48-7.95
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,995.00 A$ 24,990.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,666.67 A$ 24,500.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 190.00 A$
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.62 A$ 0.25-0.99
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.67 A$ 69.00-95.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.67 A$ 40.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.33 A$ 10.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 16.00-27.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,000.00 A$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,850.00 A$ 4,700.00-5,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 108.33 A$ 50.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.00 A$ 20.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 122.50 A$ 60.00-170.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 125.00 A$ 70.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 850.00 A$ 350.00-1,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 705.00 A$ 250.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,689.84 A$ 800.00-2,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,660.00 A$ 600.00-2,600.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 371.61 A$ 278.71-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 139.35 A$
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,195.00 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.60 3.05-4.15

Prices in Cairns

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Last update: July 2022
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1 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 24, 2019:
Re: beer prices (domestic and imported) your range seems to imply beer was bought in a pub, as opposed to a bottle shop (much cheaper) e.g. Estrella is going for $19 for a six pack at Dan Murphy's.