Cost of living in Adelaide, Australia

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$4.81
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.12
12 eggs, large AU$5.37
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.95
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$3.98
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.65
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$19
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.05
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$1.57
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$1,645
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$1,386
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$223
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$1,736
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,050
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$151
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$49
40” flat screen TV AU$954
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$167
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$26
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$97
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$79
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$139
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$134
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$26,374
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.20
Monthly ticket public transport AU$109
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$21
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$16
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$49
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.54
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.08
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$25
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$50
2 tickets to the movies AU$36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$140
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$119
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.74
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$7
iPod nano 16GB AU$250
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.64
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$60
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$24
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 651 prices entered by 85 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2017.

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