Cost of living in Brisbane, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Brisbane

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$8,637
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$4,878
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Brisbane
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$17
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$2.05
12 eggs, large AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$6.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$4.93
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$26
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.37
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$4,283
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$2,758
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$216
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$2,917
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,926
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$151
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$66
40” flat screen tv AU$819
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$394
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$21
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$44
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$134
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$104
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$183
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$214
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$37,992
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$2.03
Monthly ticket public transport AU$132
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$44
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$23
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$76
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.85
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$4.47
Tube of toothpaste AU$5.03
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$38
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$92
2 tickets to the movies AU$46
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$279
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$165
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.42
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$11
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$712
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.92
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$87
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$54
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 398 prices entered by 38 different people.
Latest price update: July 12, 2024

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