Cost of Living Comparison Between Cairns and Sydney 

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Rent Prices in Sydney are 84.7% higher than in Cairns
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.0% lower than in Cairns
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 0.9% higher than in Cairns
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Restaurants
Cairns Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 A$ 23.50 A$      -6.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 170.00 A$ 120.00 A$      -29.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.50 A$ 10.20 A$      +7.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 6.25 A$ 5.02 A$      -19.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 A$ 3.87 A$      -14.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 A$ 3.15 A$      -15.9 %
Markets
Cairns Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.11 A$ 8.48 A$      -16.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 A$ 3.78 A$      +9.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.40 A$ 1.54 A$      +10.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.13 A$ 6.08 A$      -0.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.59 A$ 7.69 A$      +37.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.49 A$ 5.83 A$      -10.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.85 A$ 9.81 A$      +10.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.10 A$ 2.20 A$      +4.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.62 A$ 1.89 A$      +16.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.89 A$ 2.08 A$      +10.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 5.02 A$ 2.87 A$      -42.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.58 A$ 1.65 A$      +4.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.47 A$ 1.52 A$      +3.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.92 A$ 3.37 A$      -14.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.50 A$ 2.24 A$      -50.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$ 20.00 A$      +17.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.12 A$ 6.98 A$      +36.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 A$ 7.99 A$      +45.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 45.00 A$ 50.00 A$      +11.1 %
Transportation
Cairns Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 A$ 5.00 A$      +150.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ? 218.70 A$     
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) ? 6.90 A$     
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 A$ 7.24 A$      -10.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) ? 85.00 A$     
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.52 A$ 7.74 A$      +18.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 A$ 43,711.50 A$      +24.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 A$ 33,728.05 A$      +12.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cairns Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 233.33 A$ 290.93 A$      +24.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 56.67 A$ 39.49 A$      -30.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 91.25 A$ 77.83 A$      -14.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Cairns Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.67 A$ 88.93 A$      +51.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ? 29.98 A$     
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 24.00 A$      +20.0 %
Childcare
Cairns Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child ? 3,137.89 A$     
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ? 24,043.75 A$     
Clothing And Shoes
Cairns Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 103.00 A$ 111.70 A$      +8.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 95.00 A$ 91.79 A$      -3.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 109.67 A$ 165.78 A$      +51.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 183.33 A$ 193.92 A$      +5.8 %
Rent Per Month
Cairns Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,655.00 A$ 3,285.68 A$      +98.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,432.00 A$ 2,255.04 A$      +57.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,933.33 A$ 6,581.88 A$      +124.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,483.33 A$ 3,669.89 A$      +47.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cairns Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 866.31 A$ 2,054.57 A$      +137.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 665.80 A$ 1,286.34 A$      +93.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Cairns Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,422.23 A$ 6,318.64 A$      +42.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.96 6.32      -9.1 %
Last update: April 2024May 2024
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