Cost of living in Perth, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Perth

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$7,818
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$4,352
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Perth
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$14
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.88
12 eggs, large AU$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.44
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$5.60
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$24
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.67
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.05
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$3,630
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$2,605
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$273
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$2,480
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,823
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$163
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$94
40” flat screen tv AU$501
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$215
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$32
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$132
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$95
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$206
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$243
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$37,807
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.93
Monthly ticket public transport AU$172
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$25
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$19
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$4.69
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.96
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.90
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$28
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$66
2 tickets to the movies AU$33
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$277
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$146
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.63
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$11
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$687
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.38
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$77
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$40
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 325 prices entered by 45 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2024

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