If you are planning to visit Perth, you might want to budget your trip beforehand. In comparison to other cities in Australia, Perth is not expensive: Sydney ranks as the 14th most expensive city in the world and Perth is way down at 49th.
According to multiple sources, if you are going to stay for a month accommodation in Perth, Western Australia you will need around AUD$1200 and AUD$1600 for food and activities you might want to do, like movies or clubbing. When it comes to renting, a one-bedroom apartment in the main part of the city costs roughly AUD$1400. You can save up to AUD$ 400 if you decide to stick around outside the central part of the city and pay AUD$ 1000. If you are planning to be away from the main part of Perth you might want to take transportation costs into account: Monthly bus passes are around AUD$40 and a daily ticket is AUD$10.80. If you are in a hurry you could take a taxi but remember the fare starts at AUD$3.90 and every kilometer you travel will cost you AUD$1.64. Overall, a monthly stay at Perth will cost you AUD$3500 at its most expensive. If you are frugal, you will spend around AUD$2000 or AUD$2500.
But remember, those numbers are for a whole month. If you want to take a little trip for a week, the numbers drastically decrease to $AUD1000, even if you go for the expensive options! If you want to do a quick escapade over the weekend, it is not going to cost you more than $AUD500.
It might sound expensive, but you pay for what you get: Perth is a beautiful city filled with diverse activities. You can visit the Fremantle Prison for a history lesson on Perth or you might want to check out The Bell Tower for a beautiful view of the city. You will have nothing to worry about there because Perth has an extremely low crime rate, as well!