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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth Reverse

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You would need around 6,757.46A$ in Perth to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 7,000.00A$ in Sydney (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

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Consumer Prices in Perth are 10.60% higher than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Perth are 3.46% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 23.95% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 28.41% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 8.11% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 2.07% 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$     105.00 A$      +31.25 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 A$     10.00 A$      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$     9.00 A$      +50.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 8.00 A$     9.00 A$      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.82 A$     4.49 A$      +17.61 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.98 A$     3.24 A$      +8.63 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.38 A$     2.91 A$      +22.54 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.67 A$     6.17 A$      +8.69 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.66 A$     2.80 A$      +5.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.40 A$     1.56 A$      +11.90 %
Eggs (12) 4.59 A$     4.59 A$      +0.07 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.93 A$     4.36 A$      -26.55 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.75 A$     5.70 A$      +19.82 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.81 A$     1.91 A$      +5.51 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.41 A$     2.10 A$      +49.26 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.96 A$     2.18 A$      +11.14 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.34 A$     1.27 A$      -4.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.28 A$     2.30 A$      +1.03 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 A$     2.78 A$      +13.58 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$     15.00 A$      -11.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.29 A$     5.75 A$      +8.78 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.60 A$     6.00 A$      +7.14 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 22.00 A$     25.00 A$      +13.64 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     3.30 A$      -17.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 144.00 A$     130.00 A$      -9.72 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 A$     5.00 A$      +38.89 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.78 A$     3.22 A$      -14.89 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 58.34 A$     50.00 A$      -14.30 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.34 A$     5.40 A$      +0.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,990.00 A$     27,500.00 A$      +1.89 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 200.13 A$     236.14 A$      +17.99 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.71 A$     0.86 A$      +21.29 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.74 A$     77.30 A$      +15.82 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 68.69 A$     73.25 A$      +6.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.00 A$     23.62 A$      +12.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$     19.00 A$      -5.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 108.84 A$     103.46 A$      -4.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 78.14 A$     90.56 A$      +15.88 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 134.20 A$     159.08 A$      +18.54 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 141.19 A$     160.00 A$      +13.32 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,301.80 A$     2,018.75 A$      -12.30 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,674.90 A$     1,409.90 A$      -15.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,445.35 A$     3,037.50 A$      -31.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,922.77 A$     2,161.88 A$      -26.03 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,336.70 A$     717.00 A$      -46.36 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 742.13 A$     477.48 A$      -35.66 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,623.06 A$     4,370.66 A$      -5.46 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.03     5.09      +1.29 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015July, 2015
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Currency: AUD