Cost of living in Perth, Australia

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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$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.80
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.27
12 eggs, large AU$5.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.73
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.22
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$17
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.15
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,512
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$2,062
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$382
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,205
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,907
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$582
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$51
40” flat screen TV AU$740
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$261
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$28
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$112
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$141
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$122
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$25,435
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.28
Monthly ticket public transport AU$86
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$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$20
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$67
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.85
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.18
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.08
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$61
2 tickets to the movies AU$36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$177
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$106
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.85
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB AU$574
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.35
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$67
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$27
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,687 prices entered by 230 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2018.

Perth position in our World Ranking

the world
40th
out of 337
oceania
7th
out of 10
australia
5th
out of 6

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3rd
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1st
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