Cost of living in Perth, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Perth

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$5,581
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$2,836
  • Perth is the 3rd cheapest city in Australia (6 out of 8)
  • Perth is the 3rd cheapest city in Oceania (8 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Perth is more expensive than in 69% of cities in the World (90 out of 283)

List of prices in Perth, Australia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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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$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.28
12 eggs, large AU$5.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$17
2 liters of coca-cola AU$2.75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.60
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,006
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,718
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$160
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,770
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,179
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$137
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$58
40” flat screen tv AU$477
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$183
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$28
Clothes [Edit]
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$69
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$147
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$163
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$27,291
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.45
Monthly ticket public transport AU$117
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$20
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$75
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.82
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.35
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.81
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$26
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$57
2 tickets to the movies AU$41
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$180
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$121
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.91
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$627
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.51
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$59
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$33
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 857 prices entered by 100 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

Perth position in our World Ranking

the world
90th
out of 283
oceania
8th
out of 10
australia
6th
out of 8

Cheapest and most expensive products in Perth compared to other cities:

the world
3rd
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st

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