Cost of living in Adelaide, Australia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district AU$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$9
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.67
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.64
12 eggs, large AU$4.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.44
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes AU$4.61
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.25
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$17
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.51
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.62
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,473
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$263
Internet 8MB (1 month) AU$64
40” flat screen TV AU$855
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt AU$203
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$26
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$104
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) AU$60
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) AU$150
1 pair of leather business shoes AU$134
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$26,395
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.49
Monthly ticket public transport AU$106
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) AU$19
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) AU$11
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$7
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.21
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.41
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$29
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$55
2 tickets to the movies AU$35
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$186
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert AU$86
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$13
Capuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.02
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$6
iPod nano 16GB AU$166
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.97
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$71
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$20
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,313 prices entered by 197 different people.
Latest price update: March 29, 2015.

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