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While the cost of living in Melbourne will obviously vary from family to family, the following is an indication of what you might expect to spend, as a family with two children.

Item Description Price (AU$)
Accomodation
Rent for a three bedroom family home 1000 /wk
Utilities
Gas 150 (3 months)
Electricity 200 (3 months)
Water 100 (3 months)
Food
Milk, pasteurised whole milk (1 L) 2.07
Butter, table quality (500 g) 3.54
Eggs, large, grade A (12) 4.50
Bread, white sliced toast (1 kg) 4.25
Rice, long-grain (1 kg) 2.39
Spaghetti (1 kg) 3.98
Sugar, granulated white (1 kg) 1.54
Flour, for baking, white (1 kg) 2.46
Instant coffee (125 g) 10.50
Ground coffee (500 g) 22.30
Coca-Cola (1 L) 4.25
Olive oil (1 L) 16.50
Potatoes (1 kg) 3.22
Garlic (150 g) 1.11
Tomatoes (1 kg) 5.98
Apples (1 kg) 4.98
Beef, filet mignon, chateaubriand (1 kg) 36.00
Beef, lean ground for hamburgers (1 kg) 11.99
Ham, sliced cooked for sandwiches (1 kg) 18.48
Chicken, whole, ready for roasting (1 kg) 12.70
Table salt, fine (500 g) 1.27
Ice cream, vanilla (1 L) 8.00
Transport
Taxi Ride (30 minute trip) 50
Weekly Met Ticket 30
Petrol 1.30/litre
Leisure
Cinema ticket 1…