Cost of Living in Canberra

Summary of cost of living in Canberra, Australia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 37.50 A$ 20.00-75.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 155.00 A$ 100.00-230.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00-16.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 11.00 A$ 7.00-14.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.00 A$ 8.50-14.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.70 A$ 4.50-7.10
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.20 A$ 3.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.45 A$ 3.00-4.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.07 A$ 6.06-13.82
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.53 A$ 2.18-6.35
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.48 A$ 0.64-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.62 A$ 3.60-9.72
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.14 A$ 4.31-13.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.04 A$ 4.54-7.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.74 A$ 6.80-13.61
Apples (1 lb) 2.39 A$ 1.59-2.95
Banana (1 lb) 2.00 A$ 1.36-3.27
Oranges (1 lb) 2.31 A$ 1.13-3.86
Tomato (1 lb) 4.16 A$ 1.45-5.90
Potato (1 lb) 1.79 A$ 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.63 A$ 1.13-1.91
Lettuce (1 head) 3.81 A$ 1.90-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.43 A$ 0.82-4.69
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 22.00 A$ 15.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.93 A$ 4.00-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 6.00-12.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 35.00-80.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.75 A$ 3.50-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 175.65 A$ 140.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 A$ 6.00-6.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 A$ 4.02-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 62.50 A$ 60.00-70.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.77 A$ 6.47-9.27
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 44,423.00 A$ 40,300.00-44,423.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,250.00 A$ 30,000.00-36,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 375.95 A$ 321.54-450.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 49.09 A$ 30.00-80.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 103.34 A$ 80.00-114.65
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.16 A$ 60.00-135.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.94 A$ 27.50-38.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22.00 A$ 20.00-26.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,730.40 A$ 2,500.00-2,868.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,008.33 A$ 18,000.00-25,900.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 137.19 A$ 89.00-167.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 120.40 A$ 60.00-145.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 189.90 A$ 100.00-250.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 251.54 A$ 119.00-299.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,704.32 A$ 2,300.00-3,055.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,129.77 A$ 1,800.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,158.20 A$ 3,800.00-4,685.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,098.76 A$ 2,500.00-3,780.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,025.52 A$ 896.51-1,272.76
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 818.84 A$ 672.61-1,114.83
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,368.63 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.29 5.50-6.50

Prices in Canberra

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Last update: June 2024
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