Cost of living in Hobart, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Hobart

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$5,733
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$3,052
  • Hobart is the 3rd cheapest city in Australia (5 out of 7)
  • Hobart is the 3rd cheapest city in Oceania (7 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Hobart is more expensive than in 64% of cities in the World (98 out of 271)
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List of prices in Hobart, Australia. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.27
12 eggs, large AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.52
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.01
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$22
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.13
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,372
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,776
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$170
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,829
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,180
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$195
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$60
40” flat screen tv AU$669
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$225
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$90
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$94
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$155
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$172
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$26,729
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.54
Monthly ticket public transport AU$85
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$8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$17
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$75
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.80
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.93
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.59
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$30
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$55
2 tickets to the movies AU$37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$154
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$97
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.89
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$9
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$646
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.41
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$63
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$28
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 228 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: February 17, 2020

Hobart position in our World Ranking

the world
98th
out of 271
oceania
7th
out of 9
australia
5th
out of 7

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

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oceania
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oceania
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oceania
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