Cost of Living in Mackay

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 21.50 A$ 7.00-24.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$ 110.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.80 A$ 9.00-13.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 A$ 6.50-8.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 A$ 8.00-9.50
Cappuccino (regular) 6.88 A$ 5.00-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.10 A$ 3.80-4.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.15 A$ 3.80-4.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.08 A$ 3.79-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.87 A$ 1.81-3.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.29 A$ 0.91-1.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.47 A$ 3.60-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.54 A$ 3.18-6.35
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.59 A$ 3.18-7.26
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.07 A$ 6.80-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 2.04 A$ 1.81-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.44 A$ 1.36-1.59
Oranges (1 lb) 1.97 A$ 1.36-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.72 A$ 2.72-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 A$ 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 A$ 0.91-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.83 A$ 2.00-3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.43 A$ 2.50-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 A$ 20.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.67 A$ 3.50-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.83 A$ 4.50-8.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 36.00 A$ 35.00-38.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 A$
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.15 A$ 4.80-5.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.86 A$ 3.22-4.51
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) ?
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.65 A$ 4.50-5.98
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,000.00 A$ 40,000.00-40,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 A$ 22,000.00-42,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 382.67 A$ 288.00-460.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 A$ 0.30-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 80.00 A$ 60.00-110.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 186.67 A$ 60.00-400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22.00 A$ 16.00-27.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,800.00 A$ 2,800.00-2,800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 40,000.00 A$ 40,000.00-40,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 128.33 A$ 48.00-145.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 105.00 A$ 38.00-180.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 174.00 A$ 80.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150.00 A$ 112.00-180.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 800.00 A$
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 480.00 A$ 260.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,050.00 A$ 550.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 990.00 A$ 470.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,532.89 A$ 278.71-2,787.07
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,379.60 A$ 250.84-2,508.36
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,766.67 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.92 2.85-7.00

Prices in Mackay

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1 Comments so far
peter on Dec 07, 2019:
Rates are extremely expensive in Mackay. The average residential rates and fees are about $3,000.00 per year, which makes it among the most expensive councils in Queensland.