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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney 

You would need around 7,083.23A$ (6,570.10$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,500.00$ 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 47.54% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 46.00% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Sydney are 43.70% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 31.33% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 34.78% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 14.55% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     13.91 $      +39.13 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     74.20 $      +34.92 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     7.88 $      +21.30 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     5.78 $      +44.57 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.75 $     6.96 $      +20.99 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.71 $     3.39 $      -8.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     2.75 $      +70.08 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.34 $     2.32 $      +73.50 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.86 $     1.37 $      +59.26 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.02 $     3.17 $      +57.15 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.05 $     2.74 $      +33.62 %
Eggs (12) 2.10 $     3.82 $      +82.24 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.16 $     10.30 $      +26.29 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.59 $     10.00 $      +16.40 %
Apples (1kg) 3.66 $     3.76 $      +2.79 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.72 $     3.25 $      +19.12 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.33 $     4.65 $      +7.52 %
Potato (1kg) 1.96 $     2.89 $      +47.32 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.32 $     2.44 $      +84.72 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $     2.53 $      +69.13 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $     15.77 $      +21.30 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 $     4.43 $      +111.79 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.30 $     4.87 $      +111.61 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     16.70 $      +67.04 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.71 $      +64.90 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     111.31 $      +11.31 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     3.25 $      -0.11 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.78 $      +123.91 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $     50.23 $      +82.64 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.07 $     1.39 $      +29.66 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     24,116.50 $      +20.58 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 142.77 $     221.98 $      +55.49 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $     0.94 $      +608.32 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.31 $     58.41 $      +31.82 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.75 $     78.84 $      +84.43 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 $     21.58 $      +72.65 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     16.70 $      +51.78 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.27 $     101.73 $      +135.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.78 $     75.38 $      +129.99 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.67 $     138.43 $      +69.51 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 90.00 $     134.75 $      +49.72 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,454.17 $     2,106.36 $      +44.85 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 969.06 $     1,545.94 $      +59.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,960.00 $     4,024.57 $      +35.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,804.17 $     2,651.21 $      +46.95 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,567.19 $     9,083.16 $      +253.82 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,210.94 $     5,918.23 $      +388.73 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,461.41 $     4,318.39 $      +24.76 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.36     5.90      +35.53 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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