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Canberra vs Brisbane
Cbr vs Bne

Average net salary (After tax)

Brisbane
Canberra

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Cbr
Outside city centre
Bne
Cbr

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Cbr
Outside city centre
Bne
Cbr

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bne
Cbr
Outside city centre
Bne
Cbr

Mortgage rates

Brisbane
4.5%
Canberra
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Brisbane
Canberra

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bne
Cbr

Mobile phone data

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

Bne
Cbr

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bne
Cbr

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bne
Cbr

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Brisbane
Canberra

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bne
Cbr
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Brisbane
Canberra

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bne
Cbr
Lettuce 1 head
Bne
Cbr
Tomatoes 1kg
Bne
Cbr

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bne
Cbr
Oranges 1 head
Bne
Cbr
Bananas 1kg
Bne
Cbr

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Brisbane
4.5%
Canberra
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 17.14% higher than in Canberra

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bne
Cbr
Market 0.5L bottle
Bne
Cbr

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bne
Cbr
Market 0.33L bottle
Bne
Cbr

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Brisbane
5
Canberra

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bne
Cbr

Summer dress

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

Bne
Cbr

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Brisbane
$15.33
Canberra
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Cbr $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Cbr $4,070.74/mth