Cost of living in Geelong, 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$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.28
12 eggs, large AU$5.77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.95
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.98
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$23
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.49
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.59
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$1,371
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$1,124
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$286
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$893
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$860
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$172
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$48
40” flat screen TV AU$400
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$300
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$31
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$100
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$108
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$175
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$135
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$31,255
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.33
Monthly ticket public transport AU$125
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$18
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$71
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$6.00
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.00
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.00
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$5.00
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.50
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$30
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$56
2 tickets to the movies AU$23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$236
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$103
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.31
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$8
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$53
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$20
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 49 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 22, 2017.

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