Cost of living in Brisbane, Australia

Change the currency:
Food
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$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.98
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.52
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.38
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$20
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.49
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.19
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,203
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$1,929
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$208
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$1,917
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,368
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$263
Internet 8MB (1 month) AU$56
40” flat screen TV AU$647
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$211
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$29
Clothes
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$149
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$142
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$32,031
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.33
Monthly ticket public transport AU$138
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$67
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.58
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.89
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$27
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$57
2 tickets to the movies AU$32
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$246
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$121
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.39
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$8
iPod nano 16GB AU$196
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.71
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$74
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$24
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,822 prices entered by 202 different people.
Latest price update: May 05, 2016.

Brisbane position in our World Ranking

the world
31st
out of 271
oceania
4th
out of 9
australia
4th
out of 7

Cheapest and most expensive products in Brisbane compared to other cities:

the world
3rd
the world
5th
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st

Do you live in Brisbane? We need your help!

What is the price of

Furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

in Brisbane?

AU$

Are you moving to Brisbane? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Brisbane of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

Get a Cost of Living and Salary report for Brisbane

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Volkswagen golf 2.0 tdi 140 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Christchurch costs NZ$32,990 (19 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Pune costs ₨5,083 (26 minutes ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Lutsk costs 19₴ (27 minutes ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 2.0 tdi 140 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Victoria, Seychelles costs 200,000 ₨ (about 1 hour ago)
  • Ipod nano 16gb in Ravenna costs €189 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Public transport in London costs £132 (about 1 hour ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in Brisbane?