Summary of cost of living in Perth, Australia:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||30.00 A$||16.29-50.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||140.00 A$||80.00-250.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||15.00 A$||14.00-15.50|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||11.00 A$||8.00-14.50|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||12.00 A$||9.50-15.00|
|Cappuccino (regular)||5.54 A$||4.00-7.50|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||4.30 A$||3.00-5.50|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||3.66 A$||3.00-4.50|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||10.14 A$||5.68-15.14|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||3.08 A$||1.81-5.44|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||1.52 A$||0.68-2.27|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||6.28 A$||4.20-9.60|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||6.26 A$||3.63-15.88|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||6.26 A$||3.18-8.62|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||10.20 A$||6.80-14.97|
|Apples (1 lb)||2.41 A$||1.36-2.95|
|Banana (1 lb)||1.80 A$||1.36-2.72|
|Oranges (1 lb)||2.03 A$||0.91-3.40|
|Tomato (1 lb)||3.08 A$||1.36-4.49|
|Potato (1 lb)||1.53 A$||0.45-2.27|
|Onion (1 lb)||1.20 A$||0.45-2.04|
|Lettuce (1 head)||3.28 A$||1.70-5.75|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||2.72 A$||1.00-4.50|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||20.00 A$||12.00-28.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||6.80 A$||3.03-10.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||8.39 A$||4.00-12.50|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||40.50 A$||40.00-51.95|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||4.50 A$||3.00-6.00|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||169.00 A$||96.00-199.00|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||7.00 A$||5.00-9.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||3.62 A$||2.41-6.42|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||85.00 A$||45.70-90.00|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||7.36 A$||6.25-9.08|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||36,000.00 A$||32,790.00-40,000.00|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||32,261.15 A$||28,000.00-40,000.00|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||332.38 A$||150.00-416.00|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||1.04 A$||0.90-1.20|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||91.92 A$||70.00-119.00|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||72.39 A$||30.00-120.00|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||20.53 A$||10.00-29.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||23.50 A$||20.00-28.00|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||2,510.23 A$||1,500.00-3,000.00|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||22,832.00 A$||10,000.00-30,000.00|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||129.56 A$||60.00-160.00|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||92.16 A$||30.00-149.00|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||192.00 A$||100.00-250.00|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||246.45 A$||120.00-310.00|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||2,501.13 A$||1,728.00-3,000.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||1,816.77 A$||1,500.00-2,170.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||3,776.19 A$||3,000.00-4,250.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||2,734.44 A$||2,000.00-3,100.00|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||933.48 A$||724.64-1,161.28|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||750.91 A$||464.51-929.02|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||4,946.62 A$|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||5.53||4.00-6.32|
Sources and References:
|Cost of Living in Wanneroo||16.11 miles|
|Cost of Living in Mandurah||43.54 miles|
|Cost of Living in Margaret River||166.50 miles|
|DeutschLebenshaltungskosten in Perth|
|PortuguêsCusto de Vida em Perth|
|ItalianoCosto della Vita a Perth|
|FrançaisCoût de la Vie à Perth|
|EspañolCosto de Vida en Perth|
20 years fixed rate is not available.
However, for a 5 years fixed rate, it's 6.84% pa.
Expected to rise to 7.5% on 5 August 2022.
Source for 6.84% as at 30 July 2022
Commonwealth bank of Australia Largest bank in Australia)
These are the changes i would like to share
Before 2021-2022 financial Period
- $265 rent for a 2x1 right next to the train station
- $45 - $50 for a full tank of fuel per week
- $200 - $300 for a month of shopping
- $65 - $70 every 2 months for Gas
- $350 - $400 rent on a 3x2 with no bus stops or train station nearby, expensive internet and low phone reception.
- $65 - $80 for a Full tank of fuel per week
- $450 for a month of shopping
- $75 - $100 for gas every 2 months.
other utilities stayed about the same
- Good climate
- Nice beaches
- Low unemployment rate
- Good public healthcare system
- Not a lot of poverty due to welfare system
- Lots of parks, sporting facilities and playgrounds in good condition
- Too many politicians and layers of government
- Sense of entitlement
Your experience of any place will be shaped by your own interaction with it.
I can't say I've noticed the Xenophobic outbursts. I don't even know what an Eshay is.
I have young children and feel comfortable and safe in Perth.
Perth is a great city to live in. Usually Sydney or Melbourne would take the stage. But perth should also be reconised..
But i warn that there are some scrawny little pigs going out through the streets..
Eshays.. Eshays are just dumb wannabe gangsters who think they're cool and tough but cant do nothing.. they legit look like bums.. worse of all. They are all over Australia..
But they shouldnt be a hassle since they cant fight or stand up for themselves..
The lack of positive, meaningful second nation culture or identity is a huge issue. The Aussie culture claims to be to ‘be a good bloke’ and ‘look after your mates’ - but it isn’t executed in the right way unfortunately. The end result is just pure nepotism. Generally speaking the only way for West Aussies to really establish an identity is via their wealth/status/postcode and people lose their minds trying to achieve that. You’ll find there is no relatively deep, ‘meaning of life’, alternative thinking from anybody. The mantra is Capitalise, buy property and die. To the detriment of who the f cares! I need my identity! My pool and my pick up truck! You’ll also notice Aussies are obsessed with ‘buying a piece of land’ - in other cultures we might say we’re building a home or developing a property but for Aussies the emphasis is always on buying a piece of land. Interesting wording I always think.
In such a new (second nation) country there are no deep rooted traditions, few extensive Australian family trees, little inherited religious/spiritual ideology to live by. Other cultures garner an identity via their social class, their place in history or even their ideology. These structures don’t really exist in Perth - wealth and status is King/God. The lack of morality when it comes to attaining that wealth and status is nasty and jaw dropping but only confirms this desperate scramble for a wealthy identity. There’s a feeling of ‘I’ll show the world what a bunch of supposed criminals can do’.
People mention that Perth has a boring ‘monoculture’. There is little creativity, expression, willingness to be unique, to step outside of the Perth prototype of a human existence. But why? Nobody can understand why nothing diverse or interesting ever takes off? Because to be different is a cardinal sin in Perth. Because anybody who doesn’t fit the mould is a threat to that slowly developing Aussie identity and must be targeted and bullied into submission. You can almost see the cogs turning when they encounter something new. ‘This isn’t what we know, I don’t understand this, this is a threat to us. Time to ostracise, bully and belittle.’
On the topic of racism, the easiest (yet most lethal) way to build bonds and allegiances with one another is via collective hatred of something or someone else. The lack of interest/fear of the wider world means that certain Perthites are fairly uncultured and often use Xenophobia and racism as a social bonding exercise. Not all - but many. Second Nation Western Australians are so effing lucky they are white. They love to dog whistle bad behaviour from the indigenous/black community - an unimaginative attempt to then justify their racism towards them. Reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to ostracise them. Oldest trick in the book. The emphasis on division further strengthens their supreme bonds to one another. You’ll note that for obvious reasons Western Australians tend to direct their Xenophobia/Racism towards the nations with the strongest sense of identity (Brits/Asians/Africans). This conveniently diverts attention away from their own. Again... old tricks. Many immigrants have experienced tribalism, bullying and Xenophobia from insecure Aussies.
I am willing to bet money that if Claire isn’t from the tourist board, she is a white Western boomer. I’ve no doubt that Claire may have had a good experience in Perth for those reasons. I myself fall into that category and was treated fairly well (when not being randomly verbally abused) but unfortunately I can’t ignore the treatment of ‘outsiders’ and don’t want to be part of the club so to speak. If you can’t bear the obsession with money, a superior race etc, don’t live in Perth or please just accept that it is what it is - it’s all far too deep rooted and won’t change for generations yet, if ever.
promptly report racial abuse, discrimination or vilification to relevant authorities, if you or anyone you know are subjected to it.
"BEACH" + "SUN" = "AMAZING" + "BEAUTIFUL" + "GREAT" + "WONDERFUL" which concludes to "LITTLE BIT OF A SET BACK" and "UNBEATABLE!"
Well, with people like that, I'm convinced! Totally not prejudice at all. With that data, I'm all set and ready to move to Perth.
Thanks to anyone else for sharing useful data in terms of cost of living. Keep it up!
This City and this state urgently needs it: more competition, lower prices and more variety in retail sector !
Although Costco does not have everything cheapest and many items come in larger packages, it is definitely worth $60/year membership fee (especially if you have a larger family or small business). Besides, with petrol and diesel prices (members only) having the lowest price in W.A, becoming a member was a no brainer to me !
Remain calm and help protect people against those who intend to use this situation as an excuse to spread blame, hatred and to target peoples ethnicity. The culprits can be held liable for their actions, provided by the evidence you have recorded and reported.
There is no progress without criticism.