Cost of Living

This data is sourced from the March 2010 Cost of Living Report conducted by Mercer. All prices displayed are from the medium pricing level reported.

Milk and dairy products A $ US $
Milk, pasteurised whole milk (1 L) 1.95 1.73
Cream, pasteurised (0.5 L) 3.00 2.66
Butter, table quality (500 g) 4.14 3.67
Yoghurt, natural or plain (180 g) 1.39 1.23
Cheese, French camembert (500 g) 18.48 1638
Eggs, large, grade A (12) 5.17 4.58
Bread products A $ US $
Bread, white sliced toast (1 kg) 3.84 3.40
Bread, whole-wheat sliced toast (1 kg) 5.70 5.05
Rice, pasta and staples products A $ US $
Rice, long-grain (1 kg) 2.97 2.63
Spaghetti (1 kg) 5.46 4.84
Sugar, granulated white (1 kg) 1.71 1.52
Flour, for baking, white (1 kg) 2.75 2.44
Cornflakes, plain (375 g) 3.87 3.43
Coffee, tea and beverages products A $ US $
Instant coffee (125 g) 7.21 6.39
Ground coffee (500 g) 17.75 15.73
Tea bags (25) 1.72 1.52
Instant chocolate powder (500 g) 5.51 4.88
Coca-Cola (1 L) 1.80 1.60
Mineral water, non-sparkling (1 L) 2.69 2.38
Mineral water, sparkling (1 L) 3.22 2.85
Orange juice (1 L) 2.30 2.04
Oil and fats products A $ US $
Margarine (500 g) 3.78 3.35
Olive oil (1 L) 13.44 11.91
Corn oil, for frying (1 L) 5.37 4.76
Fresh fruits and vegetables products A $ US $
Potatoes (1 kg) 3.24 2.87
Onions (1 kg) 2.68 2.38
Garlic (150 g) 1.25 1.11
Tomatoes (1 kg) 4.47 3.96
Lettuce (1 kg) 6.50 5.76
Oranges (1 kg) 3.49 3.09
Apples (1 kg) 3.95 3.50
Bananas (1 kg) 3.98 3.53
Canned products A $ US $
Peas (250 g) 1.33 1.18
Tomatoes, whole peeled (250 g) 1.04 0.92
Peaches, halved (510 g) 2.72` 2.41
Pineapple, sliced (510 g) 2.74 2.43
Meat and poultry products A $ US $
Beef, filet mignon, chateaubriand (1 kg) 33.30 29.51
Beef, for roast beef (1 kg) 20.84 18.47
Beef, lean ground for hamburgers (1 kg) 14.38 12.74
Veal, for escalopes (1 kg) 24.50 21.71
Lamb, leg with bone (1 kg) 17.95 15.91
Lamb, chops (1 kg) 14.99 13.29
Pork, chops (1 kg) 16.89 14.97
Pork, loin for roasting (1 kg) 13.50 11.96
Ham, sliced cooked for sandwiches (1 kg) 18.99 16.83
Bacon strips (1 kg) 14.80 13.12
Sausages, wiener or frankfurter (1 kg) 9.71 8.61
Chicken, whole, ready for roasting (1 kg) 5.99 5.31
Fish A $ US $
Fish, fresh fillet or sole fillet (1 kg) 32.34 28.66
Fish, fresh salmon, fresh cod (1 kg) 19.99 17.72
Shrimp prawns, medium unpeeled (1 kg) 23.74 21.04
Frozen prepared fish sticks (1 kg) 9.91 8.78
Other items A $ US $
Peanuts, without shells (150 g) 1.44 1.28
Potato chips, natural flavour (150 g) 4.91 4.35
Table salt, fine (500 g) 2.05 1.82
Black pepper, whole or ground (50 g) 1.50 1.33
Ice cream, vanilla (1 L) 9.16 8.12
Biscuits, butter biscuits (200 g) 2.14 1.90
Apple pie, fresh or frozen (500 g) 4.75 4.21
Marmalade or jam, strawberry (370 g) 3.97 3.52
Milk chocolate bar (100 g) 3.57 3.16
Box of chocolates, ‘After Eight’ (250 g) 13.62 12.07
Ketchup (340 g) 1.85 1.64
Mustard, Dijon type (200 g) 3.22 2.85
Soy sauce (0.25 L) 4.15 3.68
Baby food, fruit-based (130 g) 1.51 1.34
Baby food, meat and vegetables (130 g) 1.43 1.27
Instant soup, box of 4 individual (75 g) 2.55 2.26
Frozen pizza, cheese and tomato (320 g) 4.26 3.78