Cost of living in Mackay, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Mackay

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$5,115
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$2,510
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Mackay
Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.57
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.17
12 eggs, large AU$4.82
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.58
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$3.58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$17
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.10
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$1,697
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,533
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$133
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,137
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$875
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$139
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$45
40” flat screen tv AU$475
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$206
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$26
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$92
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$83
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$144
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$134
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$20,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.40
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$74
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$64
2 tickets to the movies AU$36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$157
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$118
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$577
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$64
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$35
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 54 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 07, 2021

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