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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth 

You would need around 6,953.43A$ 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.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Perth are 7.15% higher than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Perth are 2.06% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 16.21% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 25.66% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 6.03% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 0.98% 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 8.50 A$     9.00 A$      +5.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.23 A$     9.00 A$      +44.43 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.50 A$     9.00 A$      +20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.66 A$     4.29 A$      +17.33 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.96 A$     3.17 A$      +6.96 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.50 A$     2.76 A$      +10.23 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.48 A$     1.64 A$      +11.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.42 A$     3.12 A$      -8.69 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.95 A$     2.81 A$      -4.71 %
Eggs (12) 4.12 A$     4.74 A$      +14.94 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.11 A$     11.25 A$      +1.25 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.78 A$     12.55 A$      +16.41 %
Apples (1kg) 4.05 A$     4.37 A$      +7.86 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.50 A$     3.90 A$      +11.51 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.02 A$     4.91 A$      -2.12 %
Potato (1kg) 3.11 A$     2.80 A$      -9.96 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.63 A$     2.32 A$      -11.92 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.73 A$     2.83 A$      +3.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$     17.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.78 A$     5.21 A$      +8.91 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.25 A$     4.96 A$      -5.60 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 18.00 A$     20.00 A$      +11.11 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     4.00 A$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 A$     140.00 A$      +16.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     4.70 A$      +34.29 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.00 A$     1.90 A$      -36.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 54.15 A$     48.10 A$      -11.17 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.50 A$     1.50 A$      +0.17 %
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 239.32 A$     269.98 A$      +12.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.02 A$     0.89 A$      -12.59 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.97 A$     71.65 A$      +13.78 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 85.00 A$     75.52 A$      -11.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.27 A$     24.08 A$      +3.48 %
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) 109.68 A$     109.94 A$      +0.24 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 81.27 A$     74.77 A$      -7.99 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 149.24 A$     159.89 A$      +7.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 145.28 A$     157.05 A$      +8.11 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,279.99 A$     2,083.86 A$      -8.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,666.68 A$     1,433.01 A$      -14.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,338.89 A$     3,606.43 A$      -16.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,858.27 A$     2,213.60 A$      -22.55 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,792.56 A$     8,141.73 A$      -16.86 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,380.44 A$     5,639.75 A$      -11.61 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,632.79 A$     4,581.44 A$      -1.11 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.90     6.00      +1.64 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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