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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth Reverse

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You would need around 6,967.82A$ in Perth to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 7,100.00A$ in Sydney (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Perth are 7.70% higher than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Perth are 1.86% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 16.59% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 26.40% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 5.04% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 1.23% higher than in Sydney

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  Sydney  Perth      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 A$     20.00 A$      +33.33 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$     100.00 A$      +25.00 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.90 A$     9.95 A$      +11.80 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$     9.00 A$      +50.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     9.00 A$      +20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.69 A$     4.36 A$      +18.03 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.92 A$     3.20 A$      +9.49 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.43 A$     2.74 A$      +12.87 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.57 A$     1.64 A$      +4.44 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.28 A$     3.23 A$      -1.27 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.94 A$     2.84 A$      -3.25 %
Eggs (12) 4.21 A$     4.56 A$      +8.16 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.33 A$     11.09 A$      -2.15 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.74 A$     12.72 A$      +18.40 %
Apples (1kg) 4.28 A$     4.37 A$      +2.18 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.50 A$     4.20 A$      +20.10 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.15 A$     5.11 A$      -0.74 %
Potato (1kg) 3.18 A$     2.74 A$      -13.86 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.43 A$     2.24 A$      -7.58 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.56 A$     2.54 A$      -0.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 A$     16.99 A$      +6.19 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.13 A$     5.20 A$      +1.48 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.83 A$     5.15 A$      -11.62 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 19.00 A$     20.00 A$      +5.26 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     4.00 A$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 125.50 A$     142.00 A$      +13.15 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     5.00 A$      +42.86 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.00 A$     2.00 A$      -33.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 55.00 A$     48.90 A$      -11.09 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.52 A$     1.52 A$      -0.04 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,500.00 A$     28,999.00 A$      +9.43 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 238.30 A$     251.27 A$      +5.44 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.05 A$     1.04 A$      -0.89 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.51 A$     73.23 A$      +13.51 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.91 A$     78.33 A$      -4.37 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.38 A$     24.75 A$      +10.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     18.00 A$      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 110.30 A$     107.03 A$      -2.97 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 78.21 A$     71.36 A$      -8.75 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 144.16 A$     154.33 A$      +7.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 146.96 A$     153.85 A$      +4.68 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,261.29 A$     2,116.39 A$      -6.41 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,596.67 A$     1,454.71 A$      -8.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,454.83 A$     3,558.95 A$      -20.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,878.27 A$     2,204.05 A$      -23.42 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,625.89 A$     8,007.12 A$      -16.82 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,330.71 A$     5,334.27 A$      -15.74 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,688.55 A$     4,657.65 A$      -0.66 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.62     5.71      +1.60 %
 
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