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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 7,086.18A$ (6,035.93$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,500.00$ 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 36.41% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 34.13% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Sydney are 30.78% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 20.13% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 26.30% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 14.57% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.78 $      +27.77 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     68.14 $      +23.90 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     7.60 $      +16.96 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     5.11 $      +27.77 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     6.39 $      +6.47 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.77 $     3.15 $      -16.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $     2.49 $      +51.10 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $     2.07 $      +41.34 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.93 $     1.34 $      +43.48 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.95 $     2.80 $      +43.63 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.14 $     2.50 $      +16.69 %
Eggs (12) 2.08 $     3.61 $      +73.79 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.31 $     9.66 $      +32.11 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.78 $     9.15 $      +4.28 %
Apples (1kg) 3.67 $     3.64 $      -0.81 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.62 $     2.98 $      +13.79 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     4.39 $      +2.10 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     2.71 $      +60.39 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $     2.07 $      +58.03 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     2.18 $      +23.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     13.63 $      +13.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.57 $     4.37 $      +69.90 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.62 $     4.97 $      +89.19 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     16.18 $      +61.84 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.41 $      +51.43 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     106.90 $      +6.90 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     2.98 $      -8.27 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.56 $      +105.62 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     46.93 $      +56.45 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.03 $     1.30 $      +25.66 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     22,998.30 $      +21.04 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 133.25 $     202.98 $      +52.33 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.89 $      +408.86 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.50 $     54.78 $      +25.93 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.83 $     69.77 $      +75.16 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     19.19 $      -4.05 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     15.33 $      +39.38 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.45 $     93.95 $      +116.22 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     66.62 $      +104.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.25 $     122.79 $      +51.13 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.00 $     125.18 $      +30.40 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,555.50 $     1,947.37 $      +25.19 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 967.78 $     1,360.02 $      +40.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,900.00 $     3,840.41 $      +32.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,916.67 $     2,451.68 $      +27.91 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,105.39 $     8,272.03 $      +166.38 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     5,392.43 $      +216.40 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,499.72 $     4,010.38 $      +14.59 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.30     5.61      +30.55 %
 
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