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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 7,230.60A$ (5,917.50$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 30.18% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 28.64% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Sydney are 26.35% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 16.94% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 19.76% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 18.01% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.28 $      +22.76 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     65.47 $      +19.04 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     7.37 $      +13.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     4.91 $      +22.76 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     6.14 $      +2.30 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.73 $     3.03 $      -18.81 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     2.38 $      +46.98 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.36 $     1.99 $      +46.18 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.94 $     1.26 $      +34.33 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.93 $     2.66 $      +37.63 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.24 $     2.41 $      +7.77 %
Eggs (12) 2.09 $     3.45 $      +64.63 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.62 $     9.26 $      +21.52 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.15 $     8.72 $      -4.61 %
Apples (1kg) 3.61 $     3.50 $      -3.19 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.74 $     2.85 $      +4.11 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.33 $     4.16 $      -4.00 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     2.57 $      +52.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.35 $     1.97 $      +45.74 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $     2.07 $      +15.68 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     12.69 $      +5.71 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $     4.22 $      +60.72 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.68 $     4.84 $      +80.74 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     15.63 $      +56.31 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.27 $      +45.49 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     98.21 $      -1.79 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     2.86 $      -11.86 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.29 $      +84.39 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     45.18 $      +50.59 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.03 $     1.24 $      +21.06 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     21,278.34 $      +6.39 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 129.34 $     197.88 $      +53.00 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $     0.84 $      +343.66 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.37 $     53.04 $      +25.18 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.83 $     66.79 $      +67.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     18.44 $      -7.81 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     14.73 $      +33.92 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.75 $     89.60 $      +109.60 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.86 $     63.48 $      +93.20 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 80.00 $     115.99 $      +44.98 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.00 $     121.64 $      +26.71 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,545.50 $     1,878.55 $      +21.55 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 985.72 $     1,277.82 $      +29.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,861.54 $     3,708.27 $      +29.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,950.00 $     2,321.33 $      +19.04 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,105.39 $     7,939.18 $      +155.66 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,973.38 $     5,065.61 $      +156.70 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,637.22 $     3,836.15 $      +5.47 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.37     5.59      +27.95 %
 
Last updateDecember, 2014December, 2014
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