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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney Reverse

You would need around 7,151.88A$ (6,712.85$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,500.00$ 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 51.39% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 49.17% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Sydney are 45.92% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 32.21% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 41.94% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 14.11% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     14.08 $      +40.79 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     75.09 $      +36.53 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     7.98 $      +22.74 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     5.63 $      +40.79 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.75 $     7.04 $      +22.43 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.81 $     3.45 $      -9.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.63 $     2.75 $      +69.22 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.40 $     2.31 $      +64.43 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.89 $     1.37 $      +53.16 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.00 $     3.10 $      +54.81 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.86 $     2.75 $      +47.86 %
Eggs (12) 2.12 $     4.00 $      +88.93 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.58 $     10.42 $      +37.38 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.07 $     10.09 $      +24.97 %
Apples (1kg) 3.42 $     3.86 $      +12.70 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.62 $     3.30 $      +25.87 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     4.87 $      +13.32 %
Potato (1kg) 1.84 $     2.97 $      +61.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $     2.38 $      +81.30 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.56 $     2.38 $      +52.37 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.99 $     15.96 $      +22.84 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $     4.57 $      +97.80 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.49 $     5.06 $      +103.10 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     17.83 $      +78.34 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.75 $      +66.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     114.51 $      +14.51 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     3.29 $      +1.08 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.82 $      +126.58 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     51.62 $      +72.08 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.07 $     1.42 $      +32.86 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 $     24,403.98 $      +35.58 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 131.01 $     217.50 $      +66.02 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $     0.95 $      +492.50 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.21 $     59.19 $      +33.88 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.61 $     78.60 $      +93.53 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     21.29 $      +6.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.75 $     16.90 $      +57.16 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.83 $     100.31 $      +128.86 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.14 $     75.01 $      +133.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 79.44 $     136.83 $      +72.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 92.31 $     135.55 $      +46.84 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,522.62 $     2,092.26 $      +37.41 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 958.95 $     1,543.24 $      +60.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,871.43 $     4,168.70 $      +45.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,862.50 $     2,720.46 $      +46.06 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,967.25 $     9,053.48 $      +205.11 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     6,116.42 $      +258.88 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,468.65 $     4,444.26 $      +28.13 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.28     5.80      +35.30 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2014July, 2014
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