Cost of Living in Brisbane


Brisbane is the 31st most expensive city in the world. It is also found that it costs an average of $2,857 per month to rent a furnished 85 square-meter or equivalent 900 square-foot apartment in an expensive area of Brisbane.

Factoring in the price of electricity, utilities, Internet and other household expenses, it can be quite a costly city to live. Obviously, these circumstances will not apply to everyone so it is good idea to get in touch with a real estate agent who can find somewhere for you to live which is suitable for your circumstances, and also for you to establish a budget to ensure you are living comfortably without overstretching.

The average house price differs across the many parts of the Greater Brisbane area, however at present the median house price sits at $490 855 just shy of $500 000, according to a 2015 study by Domain.

Hotels: $120 – $500 per night

Rent a room in a share house: $120 – $250 per week

Rent a 1 BR unit: $250- $500 per week