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Darwin vs Canberra
Drw vs Cbr

Average net salary (After tax)

Canberra
Darwin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Cbr
Drw
Outside city centre
Cbr
Drw

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Cbr
Drw
Outside city centre
Cbr
Drw

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Cbr
Drw
Outside city centre
Cbr
Drw

Mortgage rates

Canberra
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Canberra
Darwin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Cbr
Drw

Mobile phone data

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

Cbr
Drw

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Cbr
Drw

Monthly pass

Regular price

Cbr
Drw

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Canberra
Darwin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Cbr
Drw
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Canberra
Darwin

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Cbr
Drw
Lettuce 1 head
Cbr
Drw
Tomatoes 1kg
Cbr
Drw

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Cbr
Drw
Oranges 1 head
Cbr
Drw
Bananas 1kg
Cbr
Drw

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Canberra
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Canberra are 17.14% higher than in Darwin

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Cbr
Drw
Market 0.5L bottle
Cbr
Drw

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Cbr
Drw
Market 0.33L bottle
Cbr
Drw

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Canberra
5
Darwin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Cbr
Drw

Summer dress

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

Cbr
Drw

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Canberra
$15.33
Darwin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Cbr $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Cbr $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth