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Brisbane vs Perth
Bne vs Per

Average net salary (After tax)

Perth
Brisbane

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Bne
Outside city centre
Per
Bne

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Bne
Outside city centre
Per
Bne

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Per
Bne
Outside city centre
Per
Bne

Mortgage rates

Perth
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Perth
Brisbane

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Per
Bne

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Per
Bne

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Per
Bne

Monthly pass

Regular price

Per
Bne

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Perth
Brisbane

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Per
Bne
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Per
Bne
White bread 500g
Per
Bne
Eggs 12
Per
Bne
White rice 1kg
Per
Bne

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Perth
Brisbane

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Per
Bne
Beef round 1kg
Per
Bne
Local cheese 1kg
Per
Bne

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Per
Bne
Lettuce 1 head
Per
Bne
Tomatoes 1kg
Per
Bne

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Per
Bne
Oranges 1 head
Per
Bne
Bananas 1kg
Per
Bne

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Per $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Per $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Perth
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Perth are 17.14% higher than in Brisbane

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Per $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Per $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Per $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Per
Bne
Market 0.5L bottle
Per
Bne

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Per
Bne
Market 0.33L bottle
Per
Bne

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Perth
5
Brisbane

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Per
Bne

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Per
Bne

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Per
Bne
1 pair men's leather shoes
Per
Bne

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Perth
$15.33
Brisbane
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Per $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Per $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth