Cost of Living in Australia in 1977

Average Weekly Wage (male): $149.93
Average Weekly Wage (female): $138.71

  • 3-seater sofa and 2 x leather-look armchairs: $259.00
  • Chrome and Glass Coffee Table (Square): $29.00
  • 62cm Colour TV: $779.00
  • 4-piece stereo system: $599.00
  • 2-door fridge: $499
  • Electric frypan: $39.95
  • Toaster: $19.95
  • No 14 Chicken: $1.79
  • Bananas: o.33 per kg
  • 100g jar of coffee: $1.12
  • Sausages: 0.72 pre kg
  • Packet of rice: $0.49
  • Packet 10 fish fingers: 0.72
  • minced meat: 0.64 per kg
  • 110g tube of toothpaste: 0.45
  • 750ml bottle of Kahlua: $8.95
  • 750ml bottle of cold duck: $1.15
  • 4.5 L wine cask: $4.99
  • Magnum of Minchinbury "champagne": $7.95
  • Men's wool blend business suit: $69
  • Body shirt: $6.99
  • Black lace-up shoes: $10
  • Surf Shirt: $4.99
  • Razzamatazz Pantyhose: $0.59
  • Charlie Mascara: $2.89
  • Revlon creme-on eye shadow: $3.95
  • Brut 33 deodorant stick: $2.19
  • Kodak Instamatic Camera: $22.60
  • LP Album: $6.99
  • Ticket to Godspell: $7.60
  • Pocket calculator: $11.99
  • Torana Sports Pack: $5,490.00
  • 3-bedroom brick house in Ryde, Sydney: $38,500.00