Australia – Cost of Living!?

**Note : All the cost is an approx of 2016-2017

REMEMBER Australia is the Fifth Highest EXPENSIVE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

AUSTRALIA AVERAGE COST OF LIVING BUT MAY SLIGHTLY DIFFER FROM BIG CITIES TO SMALL OR TOWN TO RURAL AREA.

A$ – Australian Dollar

Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,694.17 A$ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,275.30 A$ 850.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,676.63 A$ 1,600.00-4,333.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,916.77 A$ 1,350.00-3,000.00
RESTAURANTS
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant Avg.18 A$ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$ 60.00-110.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 A$ 8.50-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 7.00 A$ 5.00-9.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 8.00 A$ 6.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.19 A$ 3.50-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.16 A$ 2.36-4.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.63 A$ 2.00-3.50
MARKETS
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.42 A$ 1.00-2.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.61 A$ 1.24-3.90
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.76 A$ 2.00-4.50
Eggs (12) 4.63 A$ 3.00-6.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.53 A$ 6.61-15.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.41 A$ 8.00-15.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15.64 A$ 10.00-23.00
Apples (1kg) 4.08 A$ 3.00-5.00
Banana (1kg) 2.94 A$ 2.00-4.00
Oranges (1kg) 3.54 A$ 2.30-5.00
Tomato (1kg) 4.82 A$ 3.00-7.00
Potato (1kg) 2.97 A$ 2.00-4.00
Onion (1kg) 2.51 A$ 1.50-3.50
Lettuce (1 head) 2.54 A$ 2.00-3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.48 A$ 1.30-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 12.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.14 A$ 3.40-8.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.57 A$ 3.50-9.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 25.00 A$ 22.00-30.00
TRANSPORTATION
OPAL card is proffered service provider for Transport service.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 3.00-5.00 – Daily Max charged upto 8$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 A$ 3.40-5.60
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.15 A$ 1.62-2.90
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$ 34.20-57.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.28 A$ 1.16-1.44
VEHICLES
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 A$ 22,000.00-28,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,687.60 A$ 20,990.00-28,000.00
UTILITIES (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 2 bedroom Apartment 190.22 A$ 100.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 A$ 0.11-0.78
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.68 A$ 55.00-93.00
Postpaid selluer service providers (Tesltra, Optus, Vodafone) – Bundle plans(with mobile device) 80 A$ 80-130
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.08 A$ 40.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.84 A$ 10.00-26.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$ 15.00-21.00
Childcare
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,351.00 A$ 500.00-2,300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,860.47 A$ 20,000.00-23,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 97.58 A$ 65.00-130.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 64.94 A$ 40.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 134.54 A$ 100.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.24 A$ 80.00-200.00

 

Which phone/network should i buy?

Telstra,Vodafone, Optus & Virgin are the Major service providers in Australia, you can buy a postpaid sim with a phone bundle plan for minimal rates.

Where to Buy food/groceries ?

Woolworths(Woolys) & Coles are major vendors for food and groceries.

Where to buy household materials like furniture n stuff?

IKEA, KMART, Super A mart, Fantastic Furnitures

Electronics

JB-Hifi , The good guys, Harway Norman, Bunnings , BING LEE

Offers season : JULY (EOY Sale) and DECEMBER (BOXING DAY)

DFO – Direct factory outlet in Auburn has all the major brands outlets where you can find products for decent prices as most of the time the sale will be on!

 

 

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Author: Sanjay Gabriell - Come Travel with me...

Passionate Traveler, Amateur Photographer & a Foodie...

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