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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 7,058.89A$ (5,585.89$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 22.99% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 21.43% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Sydney are 19.16% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 10.92% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 10.46% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 18.90% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.50 $     11.87 $      +13.05 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     63.31 $      +15.10 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $     7.08 $      +8.96 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     4.75 $      +18.70 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.75 $     6.25 $      +8.72 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.69 $     2.94 $      -20.24 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $     2.31 $      +40.74 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.38 $     1.95 $      +41.15 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.94 $     1.19 $      +26.79 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.00 $     2.55 $      +27.07 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.41 $     2.33 $      -3.24 %
Eggs (12) 2.15 $     3.36 $      +56.35 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.82 $     9.01 $      +15.17 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 9.34 $     8.41 $      -10.00 %
Apples (1kg) 3.98 $     3.32 $      -16.63 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.06 $     2.68 $      -12.37 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.61 $     3.95 $      -14.40 %
Potato (1kg) 1.84 $     2.43 $      +32.46 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.45 $     1.87 $      +28.63 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $     1.96 $      +1.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     12.66 $      +5.51 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.92 $     4.04 $      +38.56 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.04 $     4.64 $      +52.69 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     15.67 $      +56.68 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.17 $      +40.68 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     102.87 $      +2.87 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     2.84 $      -12.59 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.22 $      +78.29 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     43.72 $      +45.74 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.01 $     1.20 $      +19.11 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     21,365.83 $      +6.83 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 126.54 $     193.43 $      +52.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $     0.83 $      +335.42 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.71 $     51.29 $      +20.10 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.54 $     63.03 $      +48.19 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     17.60 $      -12.02 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     14.24 $      +29.49 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.00 $     88.89 $      +102.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.67 $     60.90 $      +92.31 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 83.89 $     113.44 $      +35.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 103.00 $     119.40 $      +15.92 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,526.67 $     1,813.42 $      +18.78 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 983.84 $     1,247.36 $      +26.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,969.23 $     3,604.71 $      +21.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,025.00 $     2,277.28 $      +12.46 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,274.92 $     8,035.04 $      +145.35 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,973.38 $     5,291.10 $      +168.12 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,723.12 $     3,666.66 $      -1.52 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.33     5.56      +28.39 %
 
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