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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Sydney Reverse

You would need around 7,163.85A$ (6,485.47$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,500.00$ 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 46.75% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 44.12% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Sydney are 40.24% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 28.08% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 36.78% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 14.00% lower than in Chicago, IL

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  Chicago, IL  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     13.58 $      +35.80 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $     72.42 $      +31.68 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     7.94 $      +22.22 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $     5.43 $      +35.80 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     6.79 $      +13.16 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.79 $     3.35 $      -11.68 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $     2.67 $      +62.50 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.43 $     2.25 $      +56.54 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.89 $     1.33 $      +48.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.01 $     3.02 $      +50.13 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.80 $     2.67 $      +48.55 %
Eggs (12) 2.11 $     3.84 $      +82.22 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.15 $     10.17 $      +42.31 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.29 $     9.70 $      +16.96 %
Apples (1kg) 3.75 $     3.85 $      +2.61 %
Oranges (1kg) 2.82 $     3.32 $      +17.87 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.13 $     4.72 $      +14.35 %
Potato (1kg) 1.69 $     2.91 $      +72.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.34 $     2.25 $      +68.27 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.61 $     2.31 $      +43.14 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.99 $     14.48 $      +11.51 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $     4.54 $      +90.11 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.59 $     4.99 $      +92.28 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 $     17.20 $      +72.01 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     3.62 $      +60.94 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $     112.26 $      +12.26 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     3.17 $      -2.51 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $     2.72 $      +118.54 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     49.79 $      +65.97 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.06 $     1.37 $      +29.87 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 $     23,537.93 $      +30.77 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 131.82 $     219.59 $      +66.58 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $     0.93 $      +481.25 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.21 $     58.28 $      +31.81 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.61 $     74.21 $      +82.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $     21.00 $      +5.02 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $     16.30 $      +48.14 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.83 $     98.21 $      +124.06 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.14 $     70.65 $      +119.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 79.44 $     130.33 $      +64.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 92.31 $     130.43 $      +41.30 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,533.00 $     2,024.20 $      +32.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 958.95 $     1,445.77 $      +50.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,871.43 $     4,004.00 $      +39.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,862.50 $     2,618.47 $      +40.59 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,967.25 $     8,679.16 $      +192.50 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,704.29 $     5,877.63 $      +244.87 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,449.72 $     4,275.49 $      +23.94 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.31     5.69      +31.97 %
 
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