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Up-to-date guide of cost of living in Brisbane for family of 5.

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Guest ladyrubyred

Hi all.

 

Please can anyone give me an up-to-date account (roughly) of monthly expenses for a family of 5 moving to Brisbane. I have looked on lots of other threads but theres not much up-to-date.

 

Things such as ...

household bills

medical expenses

food bills

car expenses

internet/phone/sky etc etc.

 

Just would like to get a rough idea please.

 

Thanks, Mandy:wink:

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Guest r4v7

Hi ya,

 

we live about an hour south of brisbane. I can give you a run down of what we pay.

 

Rent - for a 4 bed place $400 upwards a week (depending on where you want to be, what sort of place you want)

Food for us (including nappies/formula & alcohol!) $250 per week

Car insurance $50 a month

Medical insurance (just looking into this now) $130 per month (no extras, just hospital cover)

Mobile phone for me & my husband - $76 per month (he's on contract, i'm pay as you go)

Home phone & internet - $109 per month

Elelctric - we have yet to have a bill, but i pay $98 per month and then will pay any more after first quarter.

We will pay for water here, but haven't had a bill yet so don't know how much it will be.

Contents insurance - i still need to sort but our stuff isn't here from the uk yet!

 

Hope this helps?

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Guest guest36187

Our contents insurance is about $800 per year, medical insurance $300 per month. Phone Internet and foxtel $300 per month. W have solar water and electric so that knocks that down. Rates $350 a quarter. Petrol $1.40 on average in brissie at moment. Food...$160 per week for two of us not including alcohol. if I think of anything else I'll add it in

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We live just a few km's from the CBD.

 

Rent- $900 a week

Food- Averages out to $220 a week

Car insurance- $77 a month

Medical insurance- $273 a month

Mobile phone- $39 each a month with Amaysim

Home phone and internet- $109 a month with Optus

Foxtel- $75 a month

No electricity or water bills just yet.

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Contents insurance - $85 per month,

Electricity - $110 per month,

Petrol - $80 per month,

 

and not mentioned yet, but suppose these are optional.....

kids day care - $280 per month (for my 3 1/2 yr old)

kids clubs/lessons - $150 per month,

gym membership - $80 per month

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Guest ladyrubyred

Thanks guys. Every little bit of info helps.

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