Cost of living in Cairns, Australia

List of prices in Cairns, Australia. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.38
12 eggs, large AU$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.22
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$21
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.08
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$1.79
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,160
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$1,414
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$206
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$1,304
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,002
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$212
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$60
40” flat screen TV AU$732
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$166
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$28
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$93
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$44
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$133
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$99
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$27,585
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.47
Monthly ticket public transport AU$110
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$29
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$19
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$65
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.75
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.14
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.50
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.50
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$59
2 tickets to the movies AU$37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$102
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$112
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.58
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB AU$600
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$54
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$19
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 349 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: December 16, 2018.

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