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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth Reverse

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You would need around 7,026.31A$ 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 8.96% higher than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Perth are 1.04% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 16.31% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 26.34% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 6.24% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 0.06% 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 8.98 A$     9.95 A$      +10.86 %
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$     4.36 A$      +17.96 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.90 A$     3.18 A$      +9.62 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.43 A$     2.76 A$      +13.73 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.54 A$     1.62 A$      +5.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.25 A$     3.24 A$      -0.30 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.95 A$     2.95 A$      +0.06 %
Eggs (12) 4.21 A$     4.58 A$      +8.65 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.33 A$     11.01 A$      -2.76 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.67 A$     12.95 A$      +21.40 %
Apples (1kg) 4.27 A$     4.41 A$      +3.28 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.48 A$     4.24 A$      +21.85 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.09 A$     5.23 A$      +2.88 %
Potato (1kg) 3.14 A$     2.74 A$      -12.60 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.40 A$     2.30 A$      -4.35 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.53 A$     2.62 A$      +3.52 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.50 A$     16.00 A$      +3.23 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.16 A$     5.11 A$      -0.92 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.92 A$     5.16 A$      -12.80 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 19.10 A$     20.00 A$      +4.71 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     4.00 A$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 A$     142.00 A$      +18.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     4.85 A$      +38.57 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.80 A$     1.90 A$      -32.14 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 55.20 A$     48.90 A$      -11.41 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.52 A$     1.52 A$      -0.12 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 A$     29,449.50 A$      +13.27 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 241.86 A$     251.27 A$      +3.89 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.03 A$     1.07 A$      +4.32 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.81 A$     73.52 A$      +13.44 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.61 A$     78.33 A$      -4.01 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.53 A$     25.15 A$      +11.65 %
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) 109.48 A$     107.26 A$      -2.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 77.56 A$     71.36 A$      -7.99 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 141.72 A$     154.16 A$      +8.77 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 148.63 A$     153.98 A$      +3.60 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,296.52 A$     2,130.77 A$      -7.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,561.37 A$     1,462.65 A$      -6.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,531.13 A$     3,578.13 A$      -21.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,836.43 A$     2,222.57 A$      -21.64 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,700.89 A$     8,007.12 A$      -17.46 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,189.67 A$     5,334.27 A$      -13.82 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,687.90 A$     4,636.31 A$      -1.10 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.59     5.71      +2.06 %
 
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