Cost of living in Perth, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Perth

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$5,789
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$2,915

List of prices in Perth
Current as of Jan 2022.

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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$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.42
12 eggs, large AU$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.40
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$18
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.27
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,221
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,636
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$227
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,723
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,254
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$109
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$58
40” flat screen tv AU$489
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$181
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$28
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$82
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$166
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$168
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$31,447
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.55
Monthly ticket public transport AU$135
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$19
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$15
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$66
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.69
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$26
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$67
2 tickets to the movies AU$36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$195
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$102
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$645
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.24
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$62
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$34
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 214 prices entered by 37 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2022

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