Cost of living in Perth, Australia

List of prices in Perth, Australia. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.23
12 eggs, large AU$5.23
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$3.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.56
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.38
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$18
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.37
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$1.93
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,003
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$1,643
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$541
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$1,740
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,195
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$352
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$59
40” flat screen TV AU$463
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$170
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$28
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$98
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$137
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$142
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$25,782
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.44
Monthly ticket public transport AU$91
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$20
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$9
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$6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.91
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.39
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$28
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$60
2 tickets to the movies AU$34
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$204
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$112
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.10
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$11
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB AU$524
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.47
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$47
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$33
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,631 prices entered by 233 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2019.

Perth position in our World Ranking

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85th
out of 327
oceania
8th
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australia
6th
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