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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth Reverse

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You would need around 6,959.12A$ 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 7.46% higher than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Perth are 1.98% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 16.47% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 26.24% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 4.78% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 1.35% 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 8.85 A$     9.90 A$      +11.86 %
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$      +17.57 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.93 A$     3.18 A$      +8.47 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.45 A$     2.74 A$      +11.94 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.52 A$     1.65 A$      +8.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.32 A$     3.17 A$      -4.35 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.93 A$     2.83 A$      -3.44 %
Eggs (12) 4.29 A$     4.57 A$      +6.50 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.32 A$     11.09 A$      -2.07 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.69 A$     12.79 A$      +19.65 %
Apples (1kg) 4.27 A$     4.37 A$      +2.35 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 A$     4.22 A$      +17.91 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.20 A$     5.09 A$      -2.22 %
Potato (1kg) 3.17 A$     2.71 A$      -14.65 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.45 A$     2.28 A$      -6.92 %
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$     5.20 A$      +3.38 %
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$     142.00 A$      +11.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.54 A$     5.00 A$      +41.04 %
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$     79.13 A$      -2.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.69 A$     24.75 A$      +9.09 %
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$     107.15 A$      -1.75 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 78.88 A$     70.50 A$      -10.62 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 144.16 A$     154.04 A$      +6.85 %
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 2,256.55 A$     2,138.13 A$      -5.25 %
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$     3,575.09 A$      -19.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,920.25 A$     2,208.72 A$      -24.37 %
 
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 6,408.67 A$     5,334.27 A$      -16.76 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,715.79 A$     4,684.68 A$      -0.66 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.66     5.71      +0.87 %
 
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