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Cost of Living in Brisbane | Australia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1815
$4100
🛋️ Without rent
$823
$2631
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$992
$1469
🍽️ Food
$472
$1218
🚐 Transport
$227
$580
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3344
🏙️ Population
2.36M

The average cost of living in Brisbane is $1815, which is in the top 6% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 517th out of 9294 in our global list and 9th out of 64 in Australia.

The median after-tax salary is $3344, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months. Ranked 50th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 4th best city to live in Australia. With an estimated population of 2.36M, Brisbane is the 3rd largest city in Australia.

✈️ Closest airport13 kmBrisbane International Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent8.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank196Queensland University of Technology
Cost of living in Brisbane infographic

Prices in Brisbane

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.17
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.73
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.36

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.86
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$21.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.46

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$104
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.08

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1081
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$804
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1223
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$85.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4686
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2876

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$53.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1345
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10588

Brisbane Cost of Living comparison