Cost of Living in Darwin

Summary about cost of living in Darwin, Australia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 A$ 15.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$ 60.00-130.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.65 A$ 12.00-14.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.75 A$ 6.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 7.00-9.50
Cappuccino (regular) 5.29 A$ 4.00-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.17 A$ 2.50-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.05 A$ 2.50-4.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.78 A$ 3.79-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.31 A$ 1.81-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.55 A$ 0.91-2.04
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.75 A$ 3.50-7.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.69 A$ 3.63-9.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.20 A$ 3.63-6.35
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.85 A$ 3.63-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 2.22 A$ 1.36-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 1.75 A$ 0.90-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 2.33 A$ 1.81-2.68
Tomato (1 lb) 2.56 A$ 1.81-3.58
Potato (1 lb) 1.97 A$ 1.36-2.49
Onion (1 lb) 1.42 A$ 0.68-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 3.62 A$ 2.00-4.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.94 A$ 0.87-8.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 8.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.45 A$ 3.00-6.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.62 A$ 3.50-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 36.50 A$ 35.00-40.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 A$ 2.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 86.96 A$ 80.00-86.96
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.40 A$ 5.40-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.48 A$ 2.48-3.88
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 55.38 A$ 55.38-55.38
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.60 A$ 5.11-5.87
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 A$ 27,000.00-28,757.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,986.67 A$ 23,490.00-25,430.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 197.98 A$ 136.00-325.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.62 A$ 0.25-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.57 A$ 70.00-109.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.67 A$ 41.67-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.75 A$ 0.00-40.00
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 2,450.00 A$ 800.00-5,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,166.67 A$ 8,500.00-15,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 97.50 A$ 70.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.50 A$ 40.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.33 A$ 90.00-170.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 177.50 A$ 150.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,351.39 A$ 1,100.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,135.28 A$ 920.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,482.00 A$ 2,080.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,977.22 A$ 1,600.00-2,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,548.37 A$ 185.80-4,180.60
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,392.23 A$ 139.35-4,645.11
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,541.50 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.65 3.75-5.60

Prices in Darwin

This city had 141 entries in the past 12 months by 16 different contributors.
Last update: January 2021
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6 Comments so far
Hugo on Apr 14, 2019:
We are planning to migrate to Darwin. We are looking for a small rented accommodation for three, me, my wife and my 1.5 yr old boy . Please suggest.
Darwin NT Resident on Oct 29, 2017:
Dear Mrs M, to answer your question. At this time of year in Darwin Australia, all the tourists have left & because the economy is in a downward direction,you should have a choice of accommodation that you can dictate the price that you wish to pay. As there is definitely at present, more supply than demand for property within Darwin N.T. generally.
Mrs M on Oct 01, 2017:
Hi
We are planning to migrate to Darwin. We are looking for a small rented accommodation for two. Please suggest.
Thanks
Anonymous on Jul 14, 2017:
Hi i want to study in CDU. So I want to know the mimimum wages in Darwin and living cost for a student
Thanuja on Mar 25, 2017:
Hi!

Greetings from Sri Lanka.

I'm planning to migrate to Darwin in Skill Migration Visa in this year.I'm B.Sc Agriculture graduate with more than 5 years working experience in Sri Lanka Agribusinesses sector.I would like to know about job opportunities and cost of living in Darwin.

Thanks,
Thanu
Anonymous on Feb 11, 2017:
Hi Friends,

I am planning to move to Darwin in April'17. Please to know the cost of living and the options available to stay before I find a house to rent.
Thank you in advance.

Fernando