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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth Reverse

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You would need around 7,038.79A$ 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 8.23% higher than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Perth are 0.86% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 14.82% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 26.58% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 5.44% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 0.24% lower 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 8.75 A$     9.50 A$      +8.57 %
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$      +17.62 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.93 A$     3.19 A$      +8.94 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.45 A$     2.74 A$      +12.13 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.49 A$     1.66 A$      +11.47 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.31 A$     3.20 A$      -3.08 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.93 A$     2.86 A$      -2.22 %
Eggs (12) 4.24 A$     4.61 A$      +8.80 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.22 A$     11.15 A$      -0.66 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.69 A$     12.81 A$      +19.88 %
Apples (1kg) 4.23 A$     4.37 A$      +3.20 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.61 A$     4.12 A$      +13.87 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.22 A$     4.94 A$      -5.33 %
Potato (1kg) 3.18 A$     2.72 A$      -14.57 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.47 A$     2.28 A$      -7.70 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.57 A$     2.56 A$      -0.05 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 A$     16.99 A$      +6.22 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.03 A$     5.33 A$      +5.77 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.56 A$     5.27 A$      -5.37 %
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$     144.00 A$      +14.74 %
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$     48.50 A$      -11.82 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.52 A$     1.52 A$      -0.03 %
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 240.12 A$     268.25 A$      +11.71 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.03 A$     0.98 A$      -4.80 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.94 A$     73.44 A$      +14.86 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.81 A$     78.17 A$      -3.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.20 A$     25.15 A$      +8.42 %
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$     107.60 A$      -1.34 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 78.83 A$     74.35 A$      -5.68 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 143.97 A$     155.36 A$      +7.91 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 144.07 A$     156.26 A$      +8.46 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,248.88 A$     2,136.54 A$      -5.00 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,596.90 A$     1,460.76 A$      -8.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,456.64 A$     3,655.96 A$      -17.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,910.88 A$     2,263.82 A$      -22.23 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,587.00 A$     8,172.91 A$      -14.75 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,492.43 A$     5,473.08 A$      -15.70 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,730.08 A$     4,677.81 A$      -1.10 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.69     5.74      +0.80 %
 
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