Cost of living in Townsville, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Townsville

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$5,178
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$2,752
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Townsville, Australia. Current as of Feb 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$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$4.83
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.29
12 eggs, large AU$4.99
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$3.86
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$4.55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$14
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,187
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,571
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$136
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,398
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$894
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$188
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$57
40” flat screen tv AU$533
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$230
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$48
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$42
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$140
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$104
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$26,423
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.44
Monthly ticket public transport AU$59
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$22
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$74
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.63
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.61
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$47
2 tickets to the movies AU$28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$86
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$88
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.47
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$698
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$53
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$20
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 33 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2020

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