Cost of living in Adelaide, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Adelaide

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$5,831
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$2,861
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Adelaide
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$22
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.30
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.44
12 eggs, large AU$4.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$3.98
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$20
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.27
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.44
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,196
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,507
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$236
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,536
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,103
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$140
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$64
40” flat screen tv AU$524
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$252
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$28
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$86
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$70
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$161
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$125
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$30,663
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.74
Monthly ticket public transport AU$103
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$23
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$20
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$67
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.04
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.58
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$26
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$64
2 tickets to the movies AU$32
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$216
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$97
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.86
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$650
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.93
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$53
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$33
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 109 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: May 27, 2022

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