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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 7,166.74A$ (6,306.53$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 40.39% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 37.10% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Sydney are 32.34% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 23.88% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 29.98% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 12.34% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     13.20 $      +32.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     70.40 $      +28.00 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     7.79 $      +19.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     5.28 $      +32.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     6.60 $      +10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.81 $     3.25 $      -14.58 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.66 $     2.57 $      +54.88 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     2.16 $      +48.09 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.91 $     1.32 $      +45.37 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.96 $     2.93 $      +49.88 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.06 $     2.57 $      +25.09 %
Eggs (12) 2.08 $     3.75 $      +80.21 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.31 $     9.87 $      +34.94 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.87 $     9.41 $      +6.04 %
Apples (1kg) 3.73 $     3.72 $      -0.19 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.62 $     3.18 $      +21.35 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     4.61 $      +7.30 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     2.79 $      +65.30 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $     2.16 $      +64.80 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     2.26 $      +27.31 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $     14.08 $      +12.68 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $     4.43 $      +81.75 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.61 $     4.90 $      +87.83 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     16.72 $      +67.19 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.52 $      +56.44 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     111.76 $      +11.76 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     3.08 $      -5.23 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.64 $      +112.43 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     48.40 $      +61.33 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.05 $     1.33 $      +27.23 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     22,879.27 $      +20.42 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 131.82 $     211.70 $      +60.59 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.90 $      +416.55 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.50 $     55.73 $      +28.12 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.85 $     71.60 $      +79.69 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     20.42 $      +2.08 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     15.84 $      +44.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.69 $     95.97 $      +114.74 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     69.74 $      +114.58 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.25 $     126.69 $      +55.92 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 92.31 $     126.78 $      +37.34 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,564.76 $     1,985.71 $      +26.90 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 978.89 $     1,411.41 $      +44.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,966.67 $     3,921.72 $      +32.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,961.54 $     2,569.74 $      +31.01 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,105.39 $     8,395.21 $      +170.34 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     5,639.45 $      +230.90 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,454.27 $     4,151.45 $      +20.18 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.28     5.66      +32.39 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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