Cost of living in Melbourne, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Melbourne

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$6,684
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$3,506
  • 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.

List of prices in Melbourne
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$21
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$14
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.42
12 eggs, large AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.37
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.53
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.71
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$24
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.14
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.76
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,762
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,963
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$175
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$2,017
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,429
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$193
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$60
40” flat screen tv AU$552
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$225
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$33
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$122
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$88
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$163
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$153
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$31,488
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.86
Monthly ticket public transport AU$153
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$23
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$10
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$83
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.96
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$8
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.49
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.07
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$35
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$68
2 tickets to the movies AU$43
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$348
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$119
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.85
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$668
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$90
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$42
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 453 prices entered by 65 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

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