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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney 

You would need around 7,099.16A$ (6,646.53$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,500.00$ in Chicago, IL (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Sydney are 49.41% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 47.70% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Sydney are 45.14% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 32.74% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 36.85% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 17.06% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     14.04 $      +40.44 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     74.90 $      +36.18 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     7.96 $      +22.43 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     6.00 $      +50.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.75 $     7.02 $      +22.12 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.71 $     3.42 $      -7.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     2.78 $      +72.39 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.34 $     2.35 $      +75.96 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.86 $     1.40 $      +63.07 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.02 $     3.24 $      +60.28 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.05 $     2.81 $      +37.07 %
Eggs (12) 2.10 $     3.88 $      +84.78 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.16 $     10.52 $      +28.91 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.59 $     10.13 $      +17.95 %
Apples (1kg) 3.66 $     3.80 $      +3.94 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.72 $     3.33 $      +22.34 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.33 $     4.80 $      +10.91 %
Potato (1kg) 1.96 $     2.89 $      +47.50 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.32 $     2.46 $      +86.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $     2.59 $      +72.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $     15.92 $      +22.43 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 $     4.47 $      +113.44 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.30 $     4.86 $      +111.05 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     16.85 $      +68.61 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.74 $      +66.44 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     112.35 $      +12.35 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     3.28 $      +0.83 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.81 $      +126.01 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $     51.49 $      +87.25 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.07 $     1.41 $      +31.02 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     24,342.29 $      +21.71 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 142.77 $     223.16 $      +56.31 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $     0.95 $      +614.95 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.31 $     59.36 $      +33.97 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.75 $     80.01 $      +87.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 $     22.07 $      +76.55 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     16.85 $      +53.20 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.27 $     103.74 $      +139.74 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.78 $     76.51 $      +133.43 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.67 $     139.70 $      +71.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 90.00 $     136.86 $      +52.07 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,454.17 $     2,132.76 $      +46.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 969.06 $     1,560.41 $      +61.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,960.00 $     4,062.25 $      +37.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,804.17 $     2,676.03 $      +48.32 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,567.19 $     9,168.20 $      +257.13 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,210.94 $     5,973.64 $      +393.31 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,524.66 $     4,317.84 $      +22.50 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     5.93      +35.17 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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