Cost of Living in Cairns

Summary about cost of living in Cairns, Australia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 99.00 A$ 75.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 A$ 4.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 A$ 6.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.75 A$ 4.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.27 A$ 2.25-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 A$ 2.00-4.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.45 A$ 4.54-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.11 A$ 0.91-3.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 A$ 0.64-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.36 A$ 3.00-7.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.92 A$ 2.27-9.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.27 A$ 3.86-4.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.13 A$ 6.80-13.61
Apples (1 lb) 1.87 A$ 1.36-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 A$ 1.36-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.74 A$ 1.36-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 2.48 A$ 1.59-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.53 A$ 1.13-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 A$ 0.91-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.95 A$ 2.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.77 A$ 2.10-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 A$ 12.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.05 A$ 5.00-7.14
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.03 A$ 3.50-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 31.50 A$ 27.00-40.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.75 A$ 3.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 180.00 A$ 174.00-426.09
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) 5.56 A$ 5.19-5.83
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 A$ 25,000.00-27,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,625.00 A$ 21,000.00-24,500.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192.13 A$ 95.00-450.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.58 A$ 0.15-0.99
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 90.29 A$ 69.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.80 A$ 40.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.33 A$ 10.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 17.00-21.00
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) 111.25 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) 135.00 A$ 100.00-170.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.50 A$ 70.00-300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,127.50 A$ 550.00-1,480.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,044.24 A$ 700.00-1,350.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,549.82 A$ 1,000.00-2,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,476.09 A$ 1,304.35-1,956.52
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 433.54 A$ 278.71-696.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 263.22 A$ 139.35-418.06
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,300.00 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.44 3.25-6.00

Prices in Cairns

This city had 83 entries in the past 12 months by 10 different contributors.
Last update: February 2021
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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.