Cost of living in Toowoomba, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Toowoomba

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$5,446
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$2,614
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Toowoomba, Australia. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.58
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.47
12 eggs, large AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.52
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$3.71
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.49
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.91
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$19
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.04
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$1.86
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$1,776
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,328
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$243
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,223
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$719
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$474
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$62
40” flat screen tv AU$476
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$130
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$31
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$96
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$149
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$152
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$23,446
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.32
Monthly ticket public transport AU$60
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$27
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$12
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$63
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$13
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$9
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$8
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$5.54
Tube of toothpaste AU$7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$27
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$50
2 tickets to the movies AU$33
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$57
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$67
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$5.69
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$827
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$1.67
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$46
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$22
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 76 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2020

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