Cost of living in Darwin, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Darwin

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$6,273
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$3,281
  • Darwin is the 2nd cheapest city in Australia (7 out of 8)
  • Darwin is the 3rd cheapest city in Oceania (9 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Darwin is more expensive than in 66% of cities in the World (72 out of 209)

List of prices in Darwin
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.55
12 eggs, large AU$5.41
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.16
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.25
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.56
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$20
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.86
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.34
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,590
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,772
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$349
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$2,021
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,397
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$337
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$70
40” flat screen tv AU$628
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$206
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$30
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$143
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$118
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$180
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$187
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$32,363
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.65
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$21
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$85
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$9
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.86
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.57
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$29
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$61
2 tickets to the movies AU$40
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$162
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$122
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.40
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
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1 month of gym membership in business district AU$77
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$34
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 72 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2023

Darwin position in our World Ranking

the world
72nd
out of 209
oceania
9th
out of 11
australia
7th
out of 8

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

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5th
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st

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