Cost of Living

The Cost of living in Sydney and Melbourne is justified by the fact they are two of the best cities in the world.

An Australian Government survey showed that in terms of total expenses, living in Australia was comparable to the USA and the UK. Living costs too will vary by location, and of course by your lifestyle.

Here is a quick guide of the cost of living in Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane:

 

Shared Accommodation $120 – $500 AUD per week
Bread $2.40 AUD
Litre of milk $2.00 AUD
Dozen eggs $5.00 AUD
Instant noodles $2.00 AUD
BBQ chicken $8.00 – $12.00 AUD
1 kg of rice $2.50 AUD
Haircut: male $10.00 – $40.00 AUD
Haircut: female $20.00 – $100.00 AUD
Movie ticket $15.00 AUD (student discount applies)
Restaurant/cafĂ© meal $8.00 – $25.00 AUD
Public Transport $25 – $41 AUD (Depends on the distances)
Taxi 5 Minutes ride could cost $7 – $12 AUD
Newspapers: $2.70 AUD

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