Cost of living and prices in Cairns, prices of food, rent, shopping, etc. 🇦🇺
Updated Jan 2022

Cairns, city in Australia located in Australia and New Zealand. Coordinates: -16.91855 latitude and 145.77805 longitude. It is situated at elevation 7 meters above sea level. Cairns has a population of 146778 people. It operates on the Australia/Brisbane time zone, GMT: 10.0.

Cost of Living Estimate in Cairns

Total cost of living in Cairns for two person with average consumption for one month will be 1574.71 USD, no rent price included. Click here to calculate cost-of-living estimate in Cairns

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Restaurants prices

Meal in Inexpensive Restaurant
15.42 $
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
75.58 $
McMeal at McDonalds or Alternative Combo Meal
9.25 $
Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter Draught
3.86 $
Imported Beer, 0.33 liter Bottle
4.63 $
Cappuccino
3.63 $
Coca-Cola, 0.33 liter Bottle
2.27 $

Markets prices

Water, 0.33 liter Bottle
2.12 $
Milk, Regular,1 liter
1.29 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread, 0.5 kg
1.53 $
White Rice, 1 kg
2.68 $
Eggs, 12 pack
2.85 $
Local Cheese, 1 kg
7.36 $
Chicken Breasts, Boneless and Skinless, 1 kg
7.17 $
Beef Round or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat, 1 kg
17.22 $
Apples, 1 kg
3.18 $
Banana, 1 kg
2.68 $
Oranges, 1 kg
2.95 $
Tomato, 1 kg
4.22 $
Potato, 1 kg
2.60 $
Onion, 1 kg
2.14 $
Lettuce, 1 head
2.27 $
Water, 1.5 liter Bottle
2.14 $
Bottle of Wine, Mid-Range Price
13.11 $
Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter Bottle
4.67 $
Imported Beer, 0.33 liter Bottle
3.88 $
Pack of Cigarettes
24.29 $

Transportation prices

One-way Ticket, Local Transport
3.86 $
Monthly Pass, Regular Price
138.81 $
Taxi Start, Normal Tariff
2.24 $
Taxi, price for 1 km, Normal Tariff
1.74 $
Taxi, price for 1 hour Waiting, Normal Tariff
37.94 $
Gasoline, 1 liter
1.13 $
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
19,279.56 $

Utilities Per Month prices

Basic utilities for 85m2 Apartment including Electricity, Heating or Cooling, Water and Garbage
148.17 $
Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local, price per 1 min, No Discounts or Plans
0.45 $
Internet, 60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL
72.36 $

Sports And Leisure prices

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
37.63 $
Tennis Court Rent, 1 Hour on Weekend
14.14 $

Salaries And Financing prices

Cinema ticket, 1 Seat
15.42 $
Average Monthly Net Salary, After Tax
2,544.90 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages for 20 Years Fixed-Rate, Yearly, Fixed-Rate
4.44 %

Childcare prices

Private Preschool or Kindergarten, Monthly for 1 Child
1,542.37 $
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
3,740.24 $

Clothing And Shoes prices

Pair of Jeans in a Chain Store Like George, H&M, Zara, etc.
85.79 $
Summer Dress in a Chain Store Like George, H&M, Zara, etc.
38.56 $
Pair of Running Shoes, Mid-Range Price
106.42 $
Pair of Leather Business Shoes
109.89 $

Rent Per Month prices

One bedroom apartment in city centre
1,017.96 $
One bedroom apartment outside of city centre
893.79 $
Three bedroom apartment in city centre
1,199.88 $
Three bedroom apartment outside of city centre
1,264.07 $

Buy Apartment prices

Price per m2 to Buy Apartment in City Center
3,598.85 $
Price per m2 to Buy Apartment Outside of City Center
2,185.01 $