Cost of living in Newcastle, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Newcastle

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$6,051
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$3,302
  • Newcastle is the 3rd cheapest city in Australia (6 out of 8)
  • Newcastle is the 4th cheapest city in Oceania (8 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Newcastle is more expensive than in 70% of cities in the World (63 out of 207)
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List of prices in Newcastle
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
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$5.96
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.33
12 eggs, large AU$5.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$5.11
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.36
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.89
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$21
2 liters of coca-cola AU$2.89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$1.63
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,657
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,988
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$139
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$1,360
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$83
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$67
40” flat screen tv AU$545
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$136
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$30
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$114
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$62
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$156
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$122
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$26,474
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.77
Monthly ticket public transport AU$92
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$20
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$15
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$72
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$5.93
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.01
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.48
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.81
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$29
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$55
2 tickets to the movies AU$27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$177
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$92
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.93
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$658
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.83
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$51
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$36
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 68 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: January 31, 2023

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