Cost of Living in Canberra

Summary of cost of living in Canberra, Australia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 A$ 20.00-75.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 215.00 A$ 120.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00-16.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 13.50 A$ 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.50 A$ 8.50-15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.83 A$ 4.50-7.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.33 A$ 3.50-5.25
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.68 A$ 3.00-4.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.26 A$ 6.06-14.76
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.38 A$ 2.00-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.51 A$ 0.64-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.75 A$ 3.50-10.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.36 A$ 5.44-17.24
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.27 A$ 3.86-8.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.84 A$ 6.80-14.51
Apples (1 lb) 2.36 A$ 1.36-2.95
Banana (1 lb) 1.89 A$ 1.36-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.41 A$ 1.13-3.18
Tomato (1 lb) 3.97 A$ 1.45-5.90
Potato (1 lb) 1.81 A$ 0.90-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 A$ 0.91-1.91
Lettuce (1 head) 3.90 A$ 1.90-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.53 A$ 1.50-4.69
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 21.00 A$ 15.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.94 A$ 4.00-12.12
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.75 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) 180.00 A$ 140.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 A$ 6.00-6.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 A$ 4.02-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 A$ 60.00-65.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.99 A$ 6.47-9.43
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 392.40 A$ 325.00-450.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.08 A$ 40.00-69.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 107.43 A$ 97.50-120.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.75 A$ 60.00-140.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.72 A$ 27.50-39.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 23.00 A$ 20.00-27.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,845.71 A$ 2,740.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,006.25 A$ 18,000.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 145.38 A$ 90.00-175.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 131.31 A$ 70.00-150.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 204.95 A$ 100.00-259.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 281.93 A$ 150.00-300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,779.64 A$ 2,400.00-3,125.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,207.88 A$ 1,900.00-2,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,249.95 A$ 3,800.00-4,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,216.62 A$ 2,650.00-3,900.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,169.60 A$ 910.44-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 972.47 A$ 715.35-1,207.73
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,445.91 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.41 5.80-7.00

Prices in Canberra

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Last update: February 2024
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