Cost of living in Perth, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Perth

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$6,196
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$2,964
  • Cost of living in Perth is cheaper than in 50% of cities in Australia (4 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Perth is cheaper than in 45% of cities in Oceania (5 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Perth is more expensive than in 81% of cities in the World (42 out of 219)
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List of prices in Perth
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$22
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.79
12 eggs, large AU$5.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$18
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.01
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,084
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,690
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$379
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,843
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,258
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$147
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$59
40” flat screen tv AU$563
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$222
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$31
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$106
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$93
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$157
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$163
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$27,936
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.78
Monthly ticket public transport AU$168
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$23
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$22
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$77
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.39
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.87
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.01
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$28
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$65
2 tickets to the movies AU$37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$217
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$107
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.07
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$11
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$651
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.32
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$63
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$37
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 276 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: November 28, 2022

Perth position in our World Ranking

the world
42nd
out of 219
oceania
5th
out of 11
australia
4th
out of 8

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

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oceania
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