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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney Reverse

You would need around 7,143.39A$ (6,684.18$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,500.00$ 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 51.20% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 48.54% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Sydney are 44.60% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 32.34% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 40.81% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 12.57% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     14.04 $      +40.36 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     74.86 $      +36.10 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     8.21 $      +26.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     5.61 $      +40.36 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.50 $     7.02 $      +27.60 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.83 $     3.45 $      -9.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $     2.75 $      +67.29 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.41 $     2.33 $      +65.86 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.89 $     1.36 $      +52.35 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.01 $     3.12 $      +55.18 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.80 $     2.76 $      +53.50 %
Eggs (12) 2.11 $     3.95 $      +87.51 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.15 $     10.60 $      +48.35 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.29 $     10.02 $      +20.81 %
Apples (1kg) 3.75 $     3.98 $      +6.05 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.82 $     3.44 $      +21.83 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.13 $     4.88 $      +18.15 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     3.00 $      +77.88 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.34 $     2.32 $      +73.73 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.61 $     2.38 $      +47.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.99 $     14.97 $      +15.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $     4.69 $      +96.50 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.59 $     5.15 $      +98.74 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     17.78 $      +77.79 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.74 $      +66.35 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     116.03 $      +16.03 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     3.28 $      +0.77 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.81 $      +125.88 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     51.46 $      +71.55 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.06 $     1.42 $      +33.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 $     24,328.62 $      +35.16 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 131.01 $     226.97 $      +73.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $     0.96 $      +500.77 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.21 $     60.24 $      +36.24 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.61 $     76.70 $      +88.85 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     21.71 $      +8.54 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     16.84 $      +53.12 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.83 $     101.51 $      +131.59 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.14 $     73.02 $      +127.19 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 79.44 $     134.71 $      +69.57 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 92.31 $     134.81 $      +46.04 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,533.00 $     2,088.94 $      +36.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 958.95 $     1,500.70 $      +56.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,871.43 $     4,138.50 $      +44.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,862.50 $     2,720.83 $      +46.08 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,967.25 $     8,970.71 $      +202.32 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     6,075.07 $      +256.46 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,415.84 $     4,435.99 $      +29.87 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.31     5.71      +32.30 %
 
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