Cost of living in Darwin, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Darwin

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$6,562
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$3,405
  • Darwin is the cheapest city in Australia (7 out of 7)
  • Darwin is the 2nd cheapest city in Oceania (10 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Darwin is cheaper than in 52% of cities in the World (100 out of 194)

List of prices in Darwin
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.68
12 eggs, large AU$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.81
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$3.76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.96
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,681
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,859
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$387
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,970
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,524
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$318
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$63
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$35
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$100
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$1.76
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$77
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.99
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$8
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.61
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.57
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$31
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$64
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$111
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$9
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$680
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1 month of gym membership in business district AU$77
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$36
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 44 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2024

Darwin position in our World Ranking

the world
100th
out of 194
oceania
10th
out of 11
australia
7th
out of 7

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

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1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
2nd
oceania
2nd

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