Cost of living in Canberra, Australia

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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$1.37
12 eggs, large AU$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$5.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.92
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$20
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.55
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.66
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,867
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$2,046
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$281
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$1,894
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,463
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$120
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$65
40” flat screen TV AU$975
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$305
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$15
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$39
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$72
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$142
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$135
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$29,079
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.29
Monthly ticket public transport AU$93
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$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$22
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$77
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$4.55
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$31
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$51
2 tickets to the movies AU$32
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$225
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$105
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.31
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$8
iPod nano 16GB AU$199
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.53
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$77
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$25
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 414 prices entered by 46 different people.
Latest price update: March 29, 2017.

Canberra position in our World Ranking

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33rd
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6th
out of 8
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5th
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