Cost of living in Brisbane, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Brisbane

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$6,371
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$3,230
  • Cost of living in Brisbane is more expensive than in 75% of cities in Australia (3 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Brisbane is more expensive than in 73% of cities in Oceania (4 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Brisbane is more expensive than in 83% of cities in the World (47 out of 269)

List of prices in Brisbane
Current as of Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$21
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.40
12 eggs, large AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.74
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.90
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$22
2 liters of coca-cola AU$2.81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.00
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,397
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,825
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$224
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$2,021
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,863
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$142
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$58
40” flat screen tv AU$570
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$197
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$16
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$37
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$128
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$66
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$130
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$165
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$33,751
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.76
Monthly ticket public transport AU$125
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) AU$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$83
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$5.72
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.94
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.21
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.36
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$31
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$68
2 tickets to the movies AU$34
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$266
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$120
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.32
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$680
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.62
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$68
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$37
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 210 prices entered by 40 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2022

Brisbane position in our World Ranking

the world
47th
out of 269
oceania
4th
out of 11
australia
3rd
out of 8

Cheapest and most expensive products in Brisbane compared to other cities:

the world
3rd
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
2nd

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