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Capital cities - average weekly household expenditure 2003-04 - selected categories


Figures expressed as dollars and cents
Syd.
Melb.
Bris.
Adel.
Perth
Hobart
Darwin
Canb.
All

Current housing costs
Rent
71.08
42.11
59.77
34.41
40.56
30.63
61.66
64.36
53.47
Interest component of mortgage repayments
59.74
40.67
34.84
36.59
43.74
31.11
66.53
40.31
45.89
Domestic fuel and power
Electricity
16.35
16.20
15.19
20.75
15.27
25.33
27.94
19.99
16.78
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
Bread
6.25
6.17
5.14
5.56
5.56
6.55
5.39
6.20
5.92
Fresh milk
4.81
5.36
5.46
5.84
5.15
5.51
6.63
4.96
5.22
Sugar
0.31
0.30
0.29
0.27
0.28
0.47
0.24
0.32
0.30
Tea
0.70
0.73
0.58
0.63
0.68
0.78
0.53
0.88
0.69
Coffee
1.19
1.52
1.20
1.11
1.13
1.50
1.37
1.58
1.29
Vegetables
11.82
11.29
9.80
9.46
10.72
10.66
11.46
11.82
11.01
Meat
21.05
20.36
18.85
18.16
21.46
19.92
23.11
18.96
20.26
Fish/seafood
5.52
4.13
3.72
2.80
3.57
3.31
3.51
4.17
4.30
Takeaway meals/fast food
28.78
24.31
23.59
20.49
22.32
22.67
29.08
28.13
25.14
Alcoholic beverages
Beer
8.13
8.47
7.77
8.24
12.44
14.89
15.71
7.98
8.86
Wine
7.98
7.66
4.93
7.00
6.97
9.42
7.91
8.04
7.27
Tobacco products
Cigarettes
10.15
10.97
9.81
10.36
9.46
10.44
12.63
9.14
10.27
Clothing and footwear
Men's clothing
5.43
6.03
5.45
5.25
6.53
5.49
2.74
4.98
5.67
Women's clothing
11.39
13.30
10.34
11.76
9.11
11.73
9.64
11.82
11.54
Household furnishings/equipment
Household appliances
11.06
10.90
13.50
11.72
15.83
11.99
14.62
14.37
12.12
Household services/operation
Telephone, fixed line
17.42
16.06
17.27
14.62
15.58
14.71
17.76
18.48
16.53
Telephone, mobile
14.33
14.66
11.64
11.62
14.41
11.08
14.66
14.82
13.75
Child care
6.71
5.05
6.50
2.89
4.07
3.35
5.76
8.07
5.52
Medical care/health expenses
Health/accident insurance
19.76
18.36
14.74
20.38
19.60
23.37
17.76
20.25
18.74
Health practitioners' fees
18.91
15.60
11.48
10.42
18.31
8.91
15.03
26.85
16.05
Transport
Motor vehicle purchase
49.78
46.01
56.94
44.22
51.43
54.65
57.35
52.47
49.66
Petrol
30.99
30.91
27.07
29.17
30.33
31.62
30.57
36.86
30.31
Public transport
8.60
5.39
3.95
2.75
2.69
2.18
1.34
2.29
5.46
Recreation
Internet
1.08
1.13
0.96
0.84
0.76
0.95
1.43
1.42
1.03
Pay TV
3.47
2.85
2.72
2.73
2.12
1.88
5.27
2.25
2.92
Newspapers
2.36
2.50
1.80
3.10
2.79
3.62
2.77
3.01
2.48
Personal care
Toiletries/cosmetics
11.61
11.12
10.24
10.63
10.39
8.68
10.49
11.53
10.98
Miscellaneous goods and services
Primary/secondary education fees
9.95
14.15
7.17
13.02
10.38
13.39
5.67
13.35
11.16
Higher education fees
9.54
12.01
8.88
4.90
4.08
5.61
8.65
9.95
9.00
Total goods and services
1021.81
933.67
842.58
842.51
886.73
873.48
1080.28
1051.79
937.77


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