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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney Reverse

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You would need around 7,151.24A$ (6,306.76$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 32.36% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 23.90% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 30.06% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 13.09% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     13.23 $      +32.29 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     70.55 $      +28.28 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     7.80 $      +20.08 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     5.29 $      +32.29 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     6.61 $      +10.24 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.81 $     3.26 $      -14.33 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.66 $     2.58 $      +55.50 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     2.16 $      +48.10 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.91 $     1.34 $      +47.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.96 $     2.92 $      +49.52 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.06 $     2.58 $      +25.54 %
Eggs (12) 2.08 $     3.78 $      +81.77 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.31 $     9.99 $      +36.58 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.87 $     9.43 $      +6.28 %
Apples (1kg) 3.73 $     3.77 $      +0.96 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.62 $     3.16 $      +20.37 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     4.59 $      +6.81 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     2.80 $      +65.65 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 $     2.16 $      +65.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     2.25 $      +26.77 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $     14.11 $      +12.93 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $     4.44 $      +82.15 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.61 $     4.91 $      +88.24 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     16.76 $      +67.56 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.53 $      +56.78 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     112.00 $      +12.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     3.13 $      -3.80 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.65 $      +112.89 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     48.51 $      +61.68 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.05 $     1.34 $      +27.51 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $     22,929.71 $      +20.68 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 131.82 $     212.17 $      +60.95 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $     0.91 $      +417.69 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.50 $     55.85 $      +28.40 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.85 $     71.76 $      +80.09 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     20.01 $      +0.04 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     15.87 $      +44.31 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.69 $     96.18 $      +115.22 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.50 $     69.56 $      +114.05 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 81.25 $     127.14 $      +56.48 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 92.31 $     127.06 $      +37.64 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,564.76 $     1,990.08 $      +27.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 978.89 $     1,414.52 $      +44.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,966.67 $     3,930.36 $      +32.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,961.54 $     2,575.40 $      +31.30 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,105.39 $     8,489.19 $      +173.37 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     5,651.88 $      +231.63 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,490.34 $     4,158.91 $      +19.15 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.28     5.66      +32.23 %
 
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