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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney Reverse

You would need around 7,017.87A$ (6,607.54$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,400.00$ in Chicago, IL (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 52.15% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 50.17% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Sydney are 47.25% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 32.86% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 42.67% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 15.39% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     14.12 $      +41.23 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     75.32 $      +36.95 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     8.00 $      +23.12 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     5.65 $      +41.23 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.75 $     7.06 $      +22.81 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.81 $     3.47 $      -9.14 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.63 $     2.76 $      +69.73 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.40 $     2.31 $      +64.94 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.88 $     1.38 $      +55.85 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.00 $     3.11 $      +55.29 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.86 $     2.76 $      +48.31 %
Eggs (12) 2.12 $     4.01 $      +89.51 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.58 $     10.45 $      +37.77 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.07 $     10.12 $      +25.35 %
Apples (1kg) 3.42 $     3.87 $      +13.05 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.62 $     3.31 $      +26.26 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     4.88 $      +13.65 %
Potato (1kg) 1.84 $     2.97 $      +61.69 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $     2.38 $      +81.83 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.56 $     2.39 $      +52.85 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.99 $     16.01 $      +23.22 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $     4.59 $      +98.42 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.49 $     5.07 $      +103.73 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     17.89 $      +78.89 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.77 $      +67.38 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     114.87 $      +14.87 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     3.30 $      +1.40 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.82 $      +127.29 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     51.78 $      +72.61 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.07 $     1.42 $      +33.27 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 $     24,479.80 $      +36.00 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 131.01 $     218.17 $      +66.54 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $     0.95 $      +494.34 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.21 $     59.38 $      +34.30 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.61 $     78.85 $      +94.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     21.36 $      +6.80 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.75 $     16.95 $      +57.65 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.83 $     100.63 $      +129.57 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.14 $     75.24 $      +134.10 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 79.44 $     137.25 $      +72.76 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 92.31 $     135.97 $      +47.30 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,513.75 $     2,098.23 $      +38.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 959.44 $     1,548.03 $      +61.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,861.54 $     4,181.65 $      +46.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,850.00 $     2,728.91 $      +47.51 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,967.25 $     9,081.61 $      +206.06 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     6,135.42 $      +260.00 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,508.39 $     4,457.78 $      +27.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.28     5.80      +35.30 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2014July, 2014
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