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Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Sydney 

You would need around 7,037.54A$ (6,568.55$) in Sydney to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,500.00$ in New York, NY (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Sydney are 18.56% higher than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 1.05% higher than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Sydney are 17.62% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 1.39% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 13.40% higher than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 1.76% lower than in New York, NY

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  New York, NY  Sydney      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $     14.00 $      -6.66 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $     74.67 $      -0.44 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     7.93 $      +13.34 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 $     5.80 $      -3.30 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $     7.00 $      +0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.92 $     3.42 $      -12.83 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.77 $     2.76 $      +56.09 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.51 $     2.33 $      +54.39 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.35 $     1.38 $      +1.84 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.86 $     3.21 $      +12.00 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.06 $     2.76 $      -9.79 %
Eggs (12) 3.00 $     3.83 $      +27.47 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.73 $     10.36 $      -3.40 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.37 $     10.10 $      +20.62 %
Apples (1kg) 4.15 $     3.76 $      -9.51 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.74 $     3.27 $      -12.63 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.60 $     4.68 $      +1.79 %
Potato (1kg) 1.99 $     2.91 $      +45.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.29 $     2.45 $      +7.06 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.94 $     2.55 $      +31.27 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $     15.87 $      +5.78 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $     4.46 $      +144.27 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.52 $     4.90 $      +94.06 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.25 $     16.80 $      +37.15 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $     3.73 $      +49.34 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 112.00 $     112.00 $      +0.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $     3.27 $      +30.67 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.26 $     2.80 $      +122.04 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     50.54 $      +68.47 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.06 $     1.40 $      +32.08 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $     24,267.31 $      +5.51 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 152.96 $     223.37 $      +46.03 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $     0.95 $      +479.47 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.96 $     58.27 $      +19.03 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 91.90 $     79.34 $      -13.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.97 $     21.72 $      -22.36 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.62 $     16.80 $      +23.31 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.10 $     102.98 $      +80.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.47 $     75.85 $      +59.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 89.15 $     139.30 $      +56.25 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 122.74 $     135.59 $      +10.47 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,856.65 $     2,127.74 $      -25.52 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,692.50 $     1,555.61 $      -8.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,904.95 $     4,049.74 $      -17.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,164.79 $     2,667.79 $      -15.70 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,687.52 $     9,139.96 $      -5.65 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,336.81 $     5,955.24 $      +37.32 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,355.47 $     4,323.73 $      -0.73 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.92     5.92      +51.01 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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