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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth Reverse

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You would need around 6,974.41A$ 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 10.13% higher than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Perth are 1.77% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 19.43% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 30.66% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 10.96% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 1.23% 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$     107.50 A$      +34.38 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.50 A$     10.00 A$      +17.65 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$     9.25 A$      +54.17 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.56 A$     9.00 A$      +19.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.76 A$     4.36 A$      +16.00 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.93 A$     3.22 A$      +9.75 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.40 A$     3.02 A$      +25.93 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.42 A$     1.61 A$      +13.50 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.00 A$     3.25 A$      +8.52 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.95 A$     3.01 A$      +2.02 %
Eggs (12) 4.35 A$     4.45 A$      +2.22 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.76 A$     10.32 A$      -4.03 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.76 A$     12.69 A$      +17.86 %
Apples (1kg) 4.09 A$     4.62 A$      +12.94 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.86 A$     4.34 A$      +51.32 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.54 A$     5.54 A$      +21.83 %
Potato (1kg) 3.09 A$     2.84 A$      -7.93 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.02 A$     2.38 A$      +17.70 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.99 A$     2.52 A$      +26.62 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$     15.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.15 A$     5.25 A$      +1.80 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.21 A$     5.39 A$      -13.12 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     21.58 A$      +7.87 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     3.35 A$      -16.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$     140.00 A$      -6.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 A$     4.10 A$      +13.89 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$     1.74 A$      -50.14 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 55.84 A$     48.50 A$      -13.14 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.51 A$     1.51 A$      -0.11 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 A$     30,000.00 A$      +11.11 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 222.46 A$     231.54 A$      +4.08 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.04 A$     1.08 A$      +3.40 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.67 A$     74.91 A$      +15.84 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 73.59 A$     77.25 A$      +4.98 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.86 A$     25.88 A$      +30.31 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.50 A$     18.75 A$      +1.35 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 107.93 A$     103.94 A$      -3.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 74.25 A$     67.78 A$      -8.72 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 132.23 A$     151.00 A$      +14.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 153.90 A$     146.92 A$      -4.53 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,169.06 A$     2,176.71 A$      +0.35 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,585.67 A$     1,399.88 A$      -11.72 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,540.64 A$     3,338.12 A$      -26.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,943.78 A$     2,142.40 A$      -27.22 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,393.54 A$     7,509.50 A$      -27.75 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,685.91 A$     5,122.12 A$      -23.39 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,663.66 A$     4,637.29 A$      -0.57 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.22     5.37      +3.00 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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