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Darwin vs Perth
Drw vs Per

Average net salary (After tax)

Perth
Darwin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Drw
Outside city centre
Per
Drw

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Drw
Outside city centre
Per
Drw

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Per
Drw
Outside city centre
Per
Drw

Mortgage rates

Perth
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Perth
Darwin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Per
Drw

Mobile phone data

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

Per
Drw

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Per
Drw

Monthly pass

Regular price

Per
Drw

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Perth
Darwin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Per
Drw
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Perth
Darwin

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Per
Drw
Lettuce 1 head
Per
Drw
Tomatoes 1kg
Per
Drw

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Per
Drw
Oranges 1 head
Per
Drw
Bananas 1kg
Per
Drw

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Perth
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Perth are 17.14% higher than in Darwin

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Per
Drw
Market 0.5L bottle
Per
Drw

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Per
Drw
Market 0.33L bottle
Per
Drw

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Perth
5
Darwin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Per
Drw

Summer dress

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

Per
Drw

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Perth
$15.33
Darwin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Per $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Per $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth