Cost of living in Brisbane, Australia

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.35
12 eggs, large AU$5.97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.90
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.39
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.07
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.39
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$20
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.48
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.16
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,194
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$1,920
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$218
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$1,905
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,348
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$255
Internet 8MB (1 month) AU$56
40” flat screen TV AU$629
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$230
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$28
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$104
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$85
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$151
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$144
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$32,656
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.31
Monthly ticket public transport AU$141
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$23
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$18
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$70
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.89
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.35
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$27
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$59
2 tickets to the movies AU$32
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$264
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$125
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$9
iPod nano 16GB AU$196
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.76
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$71
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$25
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,736 prices entered by 203 different people.
Latest price update: May 27, 2016.

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