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Cost of Food and Groceries

This data is sourced from the March 2014 Cost of Living Survey conducted by Mercer. All prices displayed are from the medium pricing level reported.

1 United States dollar (USD) = 1.11725 Australian dollars (AUD)

Milk and dairy products Australian dollars (AUD) United States dollars (USD)
Milk, pasteurised whole milk (1 L) 2.57 2.30
Cream, pasteurised (0.5 L) 3.58 3.20
Butter, table quality (500 g) 4.87
4.36
Yoghurt, natural or plain (180 g) 2.05 1.83
Cheese, French camembert (500 g) 24.65 22.06
Eggs, large, grade A (12) 5.65 5.06
Bread products Australian dollars (AUD)
United States dollars (USD)
Bread, white sliced toast (1 kg) 7.00 6.27
Bread, whole-wheat sliced toast (1 kg) 6.77 6.06
Rice, pasta and staples products Australian dollars (AUD)
United States dollars (USD)
Rice, long-grain (1 kg) 2.97 2.66
Spaghetti (1 kg) 4.87 4.36
Sugar, granulated white (1 kg) 2.08 1.86
Flour, for baking, white (1 kg) 3.36 3.01
Cornflakes, plain (375 g) 4.19 3.75
Coffee, tea and beverage products Australian dollars (AUD) United States dollars (USD)
Instant coffee (125 g) 11.01 9.85
Ground coffee (500 g) 20.89 18.70
Tea bags (25) 2.10 1.88
Instant chocolate powder (500 g) 5.71 5.11
Coca-Cola (1 L) 2.00 1.79
Mineral water, non-sparkling (1 L) 2.73 2.44
Mineral water, sparkling (1 L) 4.06 3.63
Orange juice (1 L) 2.99 2.68
Oil and fat products Australian dollars (AUD) United States dollars (USD)
Margarine (500 g) 3.80 3.40
Olive oil (1 L) 14.45 12.93
Corn oil, for frying (1 L) 4.85 4.34
Fresh fruit and vegetable products Australian dollars (AUD) United States dollars (USD)
Potatoes (1 kg) 3.78 3.38
Onions (1 kg) 2.73 2.44
Garlic Heads (150 g) 2.93 2.62
Tomatoes (1 kg) 4.98 4.46
Lettuce (1 kg) 8.54 7.64
Oranges (1 kg) 3.98 3.56
Apples (1 kg) 4.63 4.14
Bananas (1 kg) 4.63 4.14
Canned products Australian dollars (AUD) United States dollars (USD)
Peas (250 g) 1.32 1.18
Tomatoes, whole peeled (250 g) 0.85 0.76
Peaches, halved (510 g) 2.69` 2.41
Pineapple, sliced (510 g) 3.01 2.69
Meat and poultry products Australian dollars (AUD) United States dollars (USD)
Beef, filet mignon, chateaubriand (1 kg) 33.04 29.57
Beef, for roast beef (1 kg) 21.99 19.68
Beef, lean ground for hamburgers (1 kg) 13.62 12.19
Veal, for escalopes (1 kg) 23.99 21.47
Lamb, leg with bone (1 kg) 10.79  9.66
Lamb, chops (1 kg) 21.30 19.06
Pork, chops (1 kg) 19.99 17.89
Pork, loin for roasting (1 kg) 14.99 13.42
Ham, sliced cooked for sandwiches (1 kg) 31.17 27.90
Bacon strips (1 kg) 23.18 20.75
Sausages, wiener or frankfurter (1 kg) 14.88 13.32
Chicken, whole, ready for roasting (1 kg) 6.46 5.78
Fish products
Australian dollars (AUD) United States dollars (USD)
Fish, fresh fillet or sole fillet (1 kg) 20.99 18.79
Fish, fresh salmon, fresh cod (1 kg) 28.99 25.95
Shrimp prawns, medium unpeeled (1 kg) 27.30 24.43
Frozen prepared fish sticks (1 kg) 20.65 18.48
Miscellaneous grocery items Australian dollars (AUD) United States dollars (USD)
Peanuts, without shells (150 g) 1.18 1.06
Potato chips, natural flavour (150 g) 4.41 3.95
Table salt, fine (500 g) 1.79 1.60
Black pepper, whole or ground (50 g) 4.00 3.58
Ice cream, vanilla (1 L) 8.99 8.05
Biscuits, butter biscuits (200 g) 2.40 2.15
Apple pie, fresh or frozen (500 g) 4.65 4.16
Marmalade or jam, strawberry (370 g) 3.49 3.12
Milk chocolate bar (100 g) 3.79 3.39
Box of chocolates, 'After Eight' (250 g) 16.57 14.82
Ketchup (340 g) 1.85 1.66
Mustard, Dijon type (200 g) 3.45 3.09
Soy sauce (0.25 L) 4.45 3.98
Baby food, fruit-based (130 g) 1.52 1.36
Baby food, meat and vegetables (130 g) 1.52 1.36
Instant soup, box of 4 individual (75 g) 2.66 2.38
Frozen pizza, cheese and tomato (320 g) 3.47 3.11