Cost of Living in Canberra | Australia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1831
$3956
🛋️ Without rent
$699
$2310
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1132
$1646
🍽️ Food
$460
$1169
🚐 Transport
$109
$286
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3560
🏙️ Population
381k

The average cost of living in Canberra is $1831, which is in the top 6% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 499th out of 9294 in our global list and 8th out of 64 in Australia.

The median after-tax salary is $3560, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 72nd (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in Australia. With an estimated population of 381k, Canberra is the 7th largest city in Australia.

✈️ Closest airport6 kmCanberra International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate15 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank54Australian National University
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Prices in Canberra

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$48
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.68
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.77
☕ Cappuccino
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.35

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1185
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$940
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1802
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1361
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$99
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$153
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$43.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4301
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3107

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.46
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.9
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.18
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.82
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.45
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.38
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.37

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$62.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$65.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$103
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1293
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11857

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