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Perth vs Canberra
Per vs Cbr

Average net salary (After tax)

Canberra
Perth

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Cbr
Per
Outside city centre
Cbr
Per

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Cbr
Per
Outside city centre
Cbr
Per

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Cbr
Per
Outside city centre
Cbr
Per

Mortgage rates

Canberra
4.5%
Perth
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Canberra
Perth

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Cbr
Per

Mobile phone data

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

Cbr
Per

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Cbr
Per

Monthly pass

Regular price

Cbr
Per

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Canberra
Perth

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Cbr
Per
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Canberra
Perth

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Cbr
Per
Lettuce 1 head
Cbr
Per
Tomatoes 1kg
Cbr
Per

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Cbr
Per
Oranges 1 head
Cbr
Per
Bananas 1kg
Cbr
Per

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Canberra
4.5%
Perth
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Canberra are 17.14% higher than in Perth

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Cbr
Per
Market 0.5L bottle
Cbr
Per

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Cbr
Per
Market 0.33L bottle
Cbr
Per

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Canberra
5
Perth

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Cbr
Per

Summer dress

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

Cbr
Per

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Canberra
$15.33
Perth
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Cbr $4,070.74/mth
Per $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Cbr $4,070.74/mth
Per $4,070.74/mth