Cost of living in Perth, Australia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.31
12 eggs, large AU$5.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.82
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.36
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.78
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$20
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.51
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.28
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,294
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$1,776
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$329
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,389
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,552
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$346
Internet 8MB (1 month) AU$51
40” flat screen TV AU$692
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$224
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$16
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$33
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$108
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$75
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$150
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$153
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$30,980
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.23
Monthly ticket public transport AU$137
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$24
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$18
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$65
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.42
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.00
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$25
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$64
2 tickets to the movies AU$39
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$270
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$134
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.56
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10
iPod nano 16GB AU$223
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.57
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$77
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$25
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,298 prices entered by 147 different people.
Latest price update: August 25, 2016.

Perth position in our World Ranking

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18th
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2nd
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2nd
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