Cost of living in Adelaide, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Adelaide

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$7,648
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$4,228
  • Cost of living in Adelaide is more expensive than in 70% of cities in Oceania (4 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Adelaide is more expensive than in 79% of cities in the World (37 out of 169)
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List of prices in Adelaide
Current as of Jun 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$26
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$15
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.95
12 eggs, large AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$5.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.79
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$20
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.30
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$3,490
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$2,590
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$415
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$2,657
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,780
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$149
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$62
40” flat screen tv AU$570
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$298
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$6
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$42
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$119
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$89
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$194
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$179
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$38,158
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$2.00
Monthly ticket public transport AU$115
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$22
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$20
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$77
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.83
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.71
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$27
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$71
2 tickets to the movies AU$40
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$160
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$133
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.84
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$12
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$749
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.54
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$71
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$32
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 225 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: June 20, 2024

Adelaide position in our World Ranking

the world
37th
out of 169
oceania
4th
out of 10
australia
2nd
out of 6

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