Cost of living in Perth, Australia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$22
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.40
12 eggs, large AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$21
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.52
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,585
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$1,860
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$289
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$1,826
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,271
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$248
Internet 8MB (1 month) AU$54
40” flat screen TV AU$688
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$180
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$28
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$111
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$67
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$141
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$131
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$28,463
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.29
Monthly ticket public transport AU$87
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$23
Personal Care
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$6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.32
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.19
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$26
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$64
2 tickets to the movies AU$37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$279
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$118
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10
iPod nano 16GB AU$197
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.86
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$78
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$26
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,394 prices entered by 542 different people.
Latest price update: February 09, 2016.

Perth position in our World Ranking

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36th
out of 239
oceania
4th
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australia
4th
out of 7

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