Cost of living in Darwin, Australia

List of prices in Darwin, Australia. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
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$5.61
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.36
12 eggs, large AU$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.36
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$4.03
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$18
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$4.24
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.75
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,523
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$1,813
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$320
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$1,946
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,441
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$202
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$62
40” flat screen TV AU$677
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$205
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$28
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$130
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$73
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$141
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$154
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$31,135
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.47
Monthly ticket public transport AU$77
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$21
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$21
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$71
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.52
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$9
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.30
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.03
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$27
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$69
2 tickets to the movies AU$37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$118
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$102
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$8
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB AU$594
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$1.43
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$88
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$30
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 330 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: January 17, 2019.

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