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Perth vs Brisbane
Per vs Bne

Average net salary (After tax)

Brisbane
Perth

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Per
Outside city centre
Bne
Per

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Per
Outside city centre
Bne
Per

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bne
Per
Outside city centre
Bne
Per

Mortgage rates

Brisbane
4.5%
Perth
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Brisbane
Perth

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bne
Per

Mobile phone data

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

Bne
Per

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bne
Per

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bne
Per

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Brisbane
Perth

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bne
Per
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Brisbane
Perth

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Brisbane
4.5%
Perth
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 17.14% higher than in Perth

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Brisbane
5
Perth

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bne
Per

Summer dress

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

Bne
Per

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Brisbane
$15.33
Perth
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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