Cost of living in Perth, Australia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.73
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.26
12 eggs, large AU$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.33
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$18
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.35
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.32
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,355
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$2,121
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$2,684
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,900
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$552
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$47
40” flat screen TV AU$705
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$240
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$15
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$28
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$104
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$139
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$158
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$29,063
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.23
Monthly ticket public transport AU$122
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$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$19
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$5.11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.95
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$29
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$60
2 tickets to the movies AU$38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$266
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$136
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.92
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10
iPod nano 16GB AU$208
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.31
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$75
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$26
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,695 prices entered by 196 different people.
Latest price update: June 24, 2017.

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