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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 7,166.76A$ (6,286.08$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 39.93% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 36.65% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Sydney are 31.92% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 23.45% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 29.56% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 12.33% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     13.16 $      +31.57 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     70.17 $      +27.58 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     7.72 $      +18.75 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     5.26 $      +31.57 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     6.58 $      +9.64 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.81 $     3.24 $      -14.80 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.66 $     2.57 $      +54.67 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     2.16 $      +47.99 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.91 $     1.32 $      +44.91 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.96 $     2.92 $      +49.40 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.06 $     2.57 $      +24.70 %
Eggs (12) 2.08 $     3.74 $      +79.64 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.31 $     9.84 $      +34.53 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.87 $     9.38 $      +5.71 %
Apples (1kg) 3.73 $     3.71 $      -0.52 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.62 $     3.17 $      +20.96 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     4.60 $      +6.95 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     2.78 $      +64.78 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $     2.15 $      +64.30 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     2.25 $      +26.90 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $     14.03 $      +12.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $     4.42 $      +81.16 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.61 $     4.88 $      +87.22 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     16.67 $      +66.65 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.51 $      +55.93 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     111.39 $      +11.39 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     3.07 $      -5.54 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.63 $      +111.74 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     48.24 $      +60.80 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.05 $     1.33 $      +26.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     22,805.02 $      +20.03 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 131.82 $     211.01 $      +60.07 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.90 $      +414.88 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.50 $     55.55 $      +27.70 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.85 $     71.37 $      +79.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     20.35 $      +1.75 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     15.79 $      +43.53 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.69 $     95.66 $      +114.05 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     69.51 $      +113.88 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.25 $     126.28 $      +55.42 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 92.31 $     126.37 $      +36.90 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,564.76 $     1,979.63 $      +26.51 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 978.89 $     1,406.83 $      +43.72 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,966.67 $     3,908.99 $      +31.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,961.54 $     2,561.40 $      +30.58 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,105.39 $     8,367.96 $      +169.47 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     5,621.14 $      +229.82 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,454.27 $     4,138.13 $      +19.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.28     5.66      +32.39 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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