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Canberra is one of the most liveable cities in the world. We are also one of Australia’s most affordable.
Moving to Canberra means a higher standard of living and lower living costs than other big cities.
Housing costs differ. This depends on:
Even if you choose to live in one of the outer suburbs, the commute will still only take about 30 minutes.
For electricity, gas, heating and water, you’ll pay about $230 per month. Internet is about $70 per month. Or you can access free wi fi in the city centre, as well as galleries, libraries and cafes.
Many Canberrans drive in private cars. These require registration and servicing. There are taxi and ride share services available.
If you live in the CBD, you can easily get around on foot or ride your bike on our network of cycle paths.
Foodies love the Canberra restaurant scene. You’ll find cafes, restaurants and bars from cheap eats through to fine dining. If you’re eating out in Canberra, you can expect to pay around $15 for breakfast (plus coffee), $16 for lunch and $25 for dinner.
No matter what your interests are, there’s plenty of entertainment.
There’s a great variety of bars, clubs and pubs in Canberra. You may have to pay a cover charge for music or other live entertainment. This is usually no more than $10. At most pubs and bars you’ll pay $10-12 for a glass of beer or wine or cider or $12-$25 for spirits or cocktails.
If you want to watch a movie at any of our cinemas, it will cost around $13. This is less than in most Australian capital cities. You may get discounted tickets and snacks if you join the cinema’s loyalty program.
You’ll pay around $14 a week for membership to a gym in Canberra, depending on location and what services you want.
We have the highest participation in physical activity and sport in Australia. There are plenty of club teams always looking for new players in various sports. Prices vary with some sports having seasonal payments that include coaching and games. Others, like indoor netball, are more casual, where you pay an amount per game.
Like any city, costs vary depending on where you choose to live and other lifestyle choices. Check out this handy cost of living calculator to estimate your costs.