Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Sydney 

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Cost of Living in Sydney is 7.0% higher than in Brisbane (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Sydney is 17.8% higher than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Sydney are 39.5% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 1.9% higher than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 7.2% higher than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 6.6% lower than in Brisbane
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Restaurants
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 21.00 A$ 23.50 A$      +11.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$ 120.00 A$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 A$ 10.20 A$      -15.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.33 A$ 5.02 A$      -5.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.19 A$ 3.87 A$      -7.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.46 A$ 3.15 A$      -8.8 %
Markets
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.33 A$ 8.48 A$      +1.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.20 A$ 3.78 A$      +18.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.54 A$ 1.54 A$      -0.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.92 A$ 6.08 A$      +2.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.34 A$ 7.69 A$      +21.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.73 A$ 5.83 A$      +1.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.11 A$ 9.81 A$      -3.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.12 A$ 2.20 A$      +3.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.90 A$ 1.89 A$      -0.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.39 A$ 2.08 A$      -12.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.58 A$ 2.87 A$      +11.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 A$ 1.65 A$      -2.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.47 A$ 1.52 A$      +3.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.05 A$ 3.37 A$      +10.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.52 A$ 2.24 A$      -11.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.03 A$ 6.98 A$      -13.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.33 A$ 7.99 A$      -4.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 50.00 A$      +25.0 %
Transportation
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.49 A$ 5.00 A$      +11.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 220.00 A$ 218.70 A$      -0.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 A$ 6.90 A$      +53.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.85 A$ 7.24 A$      +87.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 54.30 A$ 85.00 A$      +56.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.58 A$ 7.74 A$      +2.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,750.00 A$ 43,711.50 A$      +7.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,841.79 A$ 33,728.05 A$      +5.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 282.11 A$ 290.93 A$      +3.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 35.31 A$ 39.49 A$      +11.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.41 A$ 77.83 A$      +1.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 79.98 A$ 88.93 A$      +11.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.12 A$ 29.98 A$      +10.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 24.00 A$      +20.0 %
Childcare
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,408.97 A$ 3,137.89 A$      +30.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,536.67 A$ 24,043.75 A$      +77.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 128.50 A$ 111.70 A$      -13.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 69.00 A$ 91.79 A$      +33.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 187.31 A$ 165.78 A$      -11.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 162.11 A$ 193.92 A$      +19.6 %
Rent Per Month
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,491.74 A$ 3,285.68 A$      +31.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,129.25 A$ 2,255.04 A$      +5.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,985.44 A$ 6,581.88 A$      +65.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,697.62 A$ 3,669.89 A$      +36.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,223.06 A$ 2,054.57 A$      +68.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 858.11 A$ 1,286.34 A$      +49.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Brisbane Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,740.14 A$ 6,318.64 A$      +10.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.31 6.32      +0.2 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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