Cost of living index in Australia

Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.04 (USD)
Eggs (30 pack) 7.98 (USD)
White bread (100g loaf) 0.39 (USD)
Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.91 (USD)
Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs) 6.77 (USD)
Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs) 7.52 (USD)
Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs) 11.22 (USD)
Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.51 (USD)
Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.68 (USD)
Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.11 (USD)
Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.9 (USD)
Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.36 (USD)
Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.59 (USD)
Lettuce (1 leaf) 1.72 (USD)
Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz) 1.75 (USD)
Bottle of Red Wine 9.81 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 2.5 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 3.93 (USD)
Pack of cigarettes (20 units) 22.01 (USD)
Fast food meal (MCD Big mac) 8.41 (USD)
Meal in cheap restaurant 13.62 (USD)
Meal in high end restaurant 63.73 (USD)
Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz) 1.93 (USD)
Cup of coffee 3.12 (USD)
Limonade (Coca cola) 2.26 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 3.56 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 5.88 (USD)
Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas) 90.32 (USD)
Mens Dress shoes 96.53 (USD)
High quality jeans 67.46 (USD)
womens summer dress 40.11 (USD)
Taxi minimum charge 2.83 (USD)
Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile) 1.41 (USD)
Taxi 1 hour waiting 31.83 (USD)
Bus or metro ticket (One way) 2.88 (USD)
One month pass 104.66 (USD)
Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 0.97 (USD)
Mid range compact car (Honda Civic) 18385.2 (USD)
Mid range family car (Toyota corolla) 17732.6 (USD)
Gym monthly membership cost 46.05 (USD)
1 hour tennis court rental 14.05 (USD)
Cinema ticket price 11.89 (USD)
1 bedroom flat in city center 1174.69 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat in city center 1978.23 (USD)
1 bedroom flat outside city center 883.29 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat outside city center 1301.79 (USD)
Square meter price in city center 5563.82 (USD)
Square meter price outside city center 4019.38 (USD)
Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family 153.59 (USD)
50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic) 49.07 (USD)
Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn 0.28 (USD)
Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees 1233.75 (USD)
Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees 12250.3 (USD)
Average monthly net salary 3315.68 (USD)
Average yearly interest rates on home loans 4.11 %

Grocery budget for one person per month in Australia

On average a signle person can spend arround 157 (USD) a month which is considered quite affordable comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.

Grocery budget for two people per month in Australia

263 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered quite cheap if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.

Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in Australia

Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 417 (USD) per month in Australia, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered on the cheap side.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.

Average living cost in Australia for one person per month

An average single consumer can make it through one month in Australia for arround 1463 (USD), which puts it among the most expensive cities in the world, yes quality of life and high standards of living comes at price.
This will cover all you basic needs, supermarket shopping will cost on average 157 (USD) while renting a one bedroom appartement a bit far from city center will cost around 883 (USD), transportation, home utilities and gym membership can cost on average 382 (USD).

Average living cost in Australia for a couple per month

Monthly cost of living for a couple in Australia can average 2335 (USD), which is considered quite expensive but comparing to salaries couple can have decent life if they own a stable job.
Rent will take the big part it can cost arround 1325 (USD) for a single bedroom flat close to city center, grocery shopping can cost on average 263 (USD) while home utilities, gym, one month transportation and mobile for two people membership can be arround 549 (USD).

Average living cost in Australia for family of 4 per month

For a decent living standard a family of 4 people can make through a month in Australia for about 4788 (USD), which is expensive if we put it in comparison against other cities in the world.
Three bedroom appartement not far from city center can cost 1823 (USD), if we do the calculation, private school for two childs will average monthly about 1470 (USD), while supermarket expenses will cost for the family not less than 417 (USD), home expenses such as wifi, water, electricity and mobile membership will cost about 254 (USD).

Cost of living by city in Australia