Cost of living in Darwin, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Darwin

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$5,955
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$3,076
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Darwin, Australia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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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$5.53
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.24
12 eggs, large AU$5.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.88
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.87
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$19
2 liters of coca-cola AU$4.07
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.76
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,414
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,691
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$302
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$59
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$126
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$1.46
Monthly ticket public transport AU$74
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$19
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$73
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$3.47
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$38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$133
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$593
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.78
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 54 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2020

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