Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 5.57% higher than in Brisbane (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 22.03% higher than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Sydney are 61.99% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 5.55% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 1.00% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 0.37% lower than in Brisbane
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Restaurants
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$ 17.75 A$      -11.25 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$ 100.00 A$      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.50 A$ 12.00 A$      -4.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 8.00 A$      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 A$ 4.17 A$      -8.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.48 A$ 3.10 A$      -10.99 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.63 A$ 2.66 A$      +1.05 %
Markets
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.45 A$ 6.39 A$      -0.95 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 A$ 2.39 A$      -2.65 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.26 A$ 1.13 A$      -10.84 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.97 A$ 4.71 A$      -5.25 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.62 A$ 5.00 A$      +8.23 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.83 A$ 5.01 A$      +3.72 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.22 A$ 8.71 A$      -5.56 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.08 A$ 2.17 A$      +4.36 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.57 A$ 1.53 A$      -2.14 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.75 A$ 1.57 A$      -10.46 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.32 A$ 2.44 A$      +5.07 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.46 A$ 1.49 A$      +2.37 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 A$ 1.24 A$      +3.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.76 A$ 2.56 A$      -7.29 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.89 A$ 1.98 A$      +4.63 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -11.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.80 A$ 5.07 A$      -12.55 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.79 A$ 6.17 A$      -9.10 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$ 35.50 A$      +1.43 %
Transportation
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.00 A$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 158.48 A$ 217.39 A$      +37.17 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$ 4.10 A$      +2.50 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.49 A$ 3.54 A$      +1.38 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$ 56.68 A$      +15.20 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.43 A$ 5.31 A$      -2.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 A$ 28,732.00 A$      +2.61 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,224.14 A$ 25,789.82 A$      +6.46 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 191.99 A$ 195.05 A$      +1.59 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.32 A$ 0.76 A$      +142.43 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.80 A$ 73.98 A$      -3.67 %
Sports And Leisure
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.88 A$ 82.82 A$      +33.83 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.39 A$ 23.95 A$      +17.45 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 A$ 20.00 A$      +33.33 %
Childcare
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,821.71 A$ 2,353.05 A$      +29.17 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,983.33 A$ 22,030.77 A$      +69.69 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 104.00 A$ 102.07 A$      -1.85 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 59.43 A$ 63.79 A$      +7.33 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.30 A$ 139.89 A$      -0.29 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 151.46 A$ 153.19 A$      +1.14 %
Rent Per Month
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,634.78 A$ 2,605.74 A$      +59.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,228.33 A$ 1,899.38 A$      +54.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,842.61 A$ 4,777.40 A$      +68.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,920.00 A$ 3,070.13 A$      +59.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 643.68 A$ 1,235.27 A$      +91.91 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 403.70 A$ 781.12 A$      +93.49 %
Salaries And Financing
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,832.99 A$ 5,875.85 A$      +21.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 3.24      -12.56 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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