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Cost of Living in Cairns

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 A$ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$ 60.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.45 A$ 8.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 A$ 6.00-7.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.00 A$ 6.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.80 A$ 4.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.25 A$ 2.50-4.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.94 A$ 2.50-3.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.20 A$ 3.79-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.45 A$ 1.81-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.49 A$ 1.22-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.66 A$ 4.00-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.39 A$ 2.95-9.07
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.76 A$ 4.08-5.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.62 A$ 4.08-13.61
Apples (1 lb) 1.75 A$ 1.27-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.38 A$ 0.91-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.95 A$ 1.13-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.04 A$ 1.81-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.43 A$ 1.32-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 A$ 1.13-1.59
Lettuce (1 head) 3.14 A$ 2.99-3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.48 A$ 0.70-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 12.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.32 A$ 1.97-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.80 A$ 4.00-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 A$ 25.00-31.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 A$ 4.50-4.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 180.00 A$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.90 A$ 2.90-2.90
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) 5.39 A$ 4.92-6.02
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 A$ 23,000.00-27,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 A$ 21,000.00-25,990.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 182.95 A$ 100.00-314.81
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 A$ 0.11-0.60
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.50 A$ 60.00-85.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 68.56 A$ 14.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.67 A$ 5.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.50 A$ 13.00-16.80
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,000.00 A$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,000.00 A$ 23,000.00-23,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 102.00 A$ 70.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.50 A$ 25.00-109.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 123.17 A$ 90.00-250.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 152.71 A$ 90.00-300.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,135.40 A$ 600.00-1,434.78
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 977.71 A$ 800.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,997.97 A$ 1,740.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,604.40 A$ 1,304.35-1,827.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 429.67 A$ 325.16-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 290.32 A$ 232.26-325.16
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,816.67 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.42 4.00-4.82

Prices in Cairns

These data are based on 530 entries in the past 18 months from 45 different contributors.
Last update: July 2018
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