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Cost of Living in Perth | Australia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1618
$3753
🛋️ Without rent
$771
$2465
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$847
$1289
🍽️ Food
$457
$1163
🚐 Transport
$191
$490
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3108
🏙️ Population
2.04M

The average cost of living in Perth is $1618, which is in the top 22% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2023rd out of 9294 in our global list and 19th out of 64 in Australia.

The median after-tax salary is $3108, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 49th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in Australia. With an estimated population of 2.04M, Perth is the 4th largest city in Australia.

✈️ Closest airport10 kmPerth International Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent6.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank277Curtin University
Cost of living in Perth infographic

Prices in Perth

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$53.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.48
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.14

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.88
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.72
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.22
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$22.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.22
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.37

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$89
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$914
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$660
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1450
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1020
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$47.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4818
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3471

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$66
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1185
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12793

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