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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth Reverse

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You would need around 6,968.74A$ 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 7.45% higher than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Perth are 1.85% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 16.12% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 26.39% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 4.64% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 1.16% 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 8.80 A$     9.90 A$      +12.50 %
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) 3.70 A$     4.35 A$      +17.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.93 A$     3.18 A$      +8.46 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.45 A$     2.74 A$      +11.69 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.49 A$     1.64 A$      +9.90 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.33 A$     3.17 A$      -4.78 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.93 A$     2.83 A$      -3.29 %
Eggs (12) 4.26 A$     4.57 A$      +7.18 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.18 A$     11.09 A$      -0.77 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.68 A$     12.74 A$      +19.22 %
Apples (1kg) 4.25 A$     4.37 A$      +2.82 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.64 A$     4.19 A$      +15.12 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.32 A$     5.09 A$      -4.31 %
Potato (1kg) 3.17 A$     2.71 A$      -14.67 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.44 A$     2.28 A$      -6.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 A$     2.55 A$      -0.01 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 A$     16.49 A$      +3.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.03 A$     5.21 A$      +3.40 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.56 A$     5.16 A$      -7.30 %
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) 127.00 A$     144.00 A$      +13.39 %
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$      +0.15 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 A$     28,000.00 A$      +7.69 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 240.58 A$     255.27 A$      +6.11 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.03 A$     1.01 A$      -2.09 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.33 A$     73.67 A$      +16.33 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.36 A$     78.18 A$      -3.91 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.20 A$     24.75 A$      +6.68 %
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) 109.06 A$     106.75 A$      -2.12 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 79.25 A$     71.43 A$      -9.87 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 143.97 A$     154.73 A$      +7.47 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 144.07 A$     153.39 A$      +6.47 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,256.85 A$     2,135.32 A$      -5.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,603.93 A$     1,471.33 A$      -8.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,456.64 A$     3,604.18 A$      -19.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,920.25 A$     2,215.78 A$      -24.12 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,540.32 A$     8,007.12 A$      -16.07 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,408.67 A$     5,334.27 A$      -16.76 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,716.94 A$     4,683.28 A$      -0.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.66     5.71      +0.74 %
 
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