Cost of living in Perth, Australia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.81
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.23
12 eggs, large AU$5.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$3.97
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.02
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.80
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.83
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$17
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$1.90
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,190
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$1,676
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$473
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$1,786
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,274
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$503
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$61
40” flat screen TV AU$486
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$232
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$29
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$103
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$60
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$138
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$132
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$26,695
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.34
Monthly ticket public transport AU$97
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$21
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$19
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$71
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.03
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.44
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$28
Entertainment [Edit]
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$191
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$18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.93
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB AU$541
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.43
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$58
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$30
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,622 prices entered by 255 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2018.

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