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Darwin vs Australia
Drw vs Aus

Average net salary (After tax)

Australian Avg.
Darwin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Aus
Drw
Outside city centre
Aus
Drw

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Aus
Drw
Outside city centre
Aus
Drw

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Aus
Drw
Outside city centre
Aus
Drw

Mortgage rates

Australian Avg.
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Australian Avg.
Darwin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Aus
Drw

Mobile phone data

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

Aus
Drw

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Aus
Drw

Monthly pass

Regular price

Aus
Drw

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Australian Avg.
Darwin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Aus
Drw
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Australian Avg.
Darwin

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Aus
Drw
Lettuce 1 head
Aus
Drw
Tomatoes 1kg
Aus
Drw

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Aus
Drw
Oranges 1 head
Aus
Drw
Bananas 1kg
Aus
Drw

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Australian Avg.
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Australia are 17.14% higher than in Darwin

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Aus
Drw
Market 0.5L bottle
Aus
Drw

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Aus
Drw
Market 0.33L bottle
Aus
Drw

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Australian Avg.
5
Darwin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Aus
Drw

Summer dress

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

Aus
Drw

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Australian Avg.
$15.33
Darwin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Aus $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Aus $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth