Cost of living in Darwin, Australia

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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$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.39
12 eggs, large AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$5.47
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$4.04
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$22
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$4.19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.81
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,971
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$2,284
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$242
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,534
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,809
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$292
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$51
40” flat screen TV AU$772
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$223
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$16
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$29
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$122
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$55
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$147
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$150
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$32,383
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.36
Monthly ticket public transport AU$69
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$18
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$72
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$7
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.28
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.92
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$60
2 tickets to the movies AU$36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$128
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$113
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.06
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$6
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$1.19
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$91
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$26
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 143 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2017.

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