Cost of living in Toowoomba, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Toowoomba

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$5,554
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$2,695
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Toowoomba
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.51
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.51
12 eggs, large AU$5.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.09
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$3.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.75
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.09
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.07
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$1.91
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$1,957
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$204
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,247
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$68
40” flat screen tv AU$486
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$154
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$31
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$81
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$70
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$135
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$137
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$29,156
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.58
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$26
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$17
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$67
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$12
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$8
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$5.00
Tube of toothpaste AU$5.92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$27
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$59
2 tickets to the movies AU$34
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$99
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$86
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$6
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$5.53
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$956
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$49
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$28
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 21, 2024

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