Cost of living in Canberra, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Canberra

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$6,192
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$3,334
  • Cost of living in Canberra is more expensive than in 75% of cities in Australia (3 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Canberra is cheaper than in 50% of cities in Oceania (5 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Canberra is more expensive than in 80% of cities in the World (59 out of 284)

List of prices in Canberra, Australia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.46
12 eggs, large AU$5.74
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.42
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$5.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.80
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$20
2 liters of coca-cola AU$2.68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.30
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,618
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$2,005
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$237
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$2,119
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,643
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$132
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$53
40” flat screen tv AU$536
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$289
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$32
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$89
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$91
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$157
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$135
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$25,622
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.50
Monthly ticket public transport AU$135
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$24
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$18
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$85
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.45
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.39
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.40
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$28
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$52
2 tickets to the movies AU$34
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$167
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$115
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.55
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$9
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$611
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.53
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$60
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$32
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 227 prices entered by 36 different people.
Latest price update: January 25, 2020

Canberra position in our World Ranking

the world
59th
out of 284
oceania
5th
out of 10
australia
3rd
out of 8

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

the world
4th
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
2nd

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