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Cost of Living in Cairns

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.50 A$ 15.00-32.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 89.00 A$ 60.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 10.75-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 A$ 5.00-7.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 A$ 6.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.67 A$ 4.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 A$ 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 A$ 2.00-4.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.43 A$ 3.79-8.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.39 A$ 0.91-2.90
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.30 A$ 0.64-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.84 A$ 3.50-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.04 A$ 1.36-5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.26 A$ 4.08-5.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.44 A$ 2.27-13.61
Apples (1 lb) 1.81 A$ 1.36-2.04
Banana (1 lb) 1.58 A$ 1.36-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.74 A$ 1.36-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.47 A$ 1.13-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.59 A$ 1.36-3.18
Onion (1 lb) 1.32 A$ 0.91-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.95 A$ 2.80-3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.65 A$ 2.10-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 9.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.25 A$ 4.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.70 A$ 3.50-10.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 27.00 A$ 25.00-40.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$ 5.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 180.00 A$ 174.00-426.09
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.90 A$ 2.90-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 A$ 2.41-3.64
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 A$ 30.00-49.20
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.43 A$ 5.11-5.94
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 A$ 25,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,250.00 A$ 21,000.00-30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 223.68 A$ 119.00-401.39
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.38 A$ 0.12-0.60
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.17 A$ 64.50-120.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.67 A$ 40.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 A$ 5.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 A$ 11.00-21.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 850.00 A$ 360.00-2,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,000.00 A$ 10,000.00-10,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.29 A$ 40.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.00 A$ 20.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.33 A$ 60.00-250.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 103.33 A$ 70.00-300.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,291.20 A$ 1,200.00-1,434.78
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,049.13 A$ 869.57-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,973.91 A$ 1,629.57-2,826.09
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,500.00 A$ 1,304.35-1,956.52
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
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 [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,677.78 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.46 4.00-5.20

Prices in Cairns

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Last update: October 2019
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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.