Cost of Living in Toowoomba

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1542
$3094
🛋️ Without rent
$616
$1873
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$926
$1221
🍽️ Food
$461
$1171
🚐 Transport
$42.3
$119
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2729
😀 Quality of life
67
🏙️ Population
108K

The average cost of living in Toowoomba is $1542, which is in the top 35% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3266th out of 9294 in our global list and 52nd out of 64 in Australia.

The median after-tax salary is $2729, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months. Ranked 3639th (TOP 39%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 36th best city to live in Australia. With an estimated population of 108K, Toowoomba is the 18th largest city in Australia.

✈️ Closest airport 15 km Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 2.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1031 University of Southern Queensland
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Prices in Toowoomba

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$34.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.79
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.23
 Cappuccino
$3.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$799
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$818
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1300
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1022
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$58.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9128
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6084
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.57
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.88
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.45
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.03
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.67
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.27
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$43.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$490
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10118

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