Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Adelaide 

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Consumer Prices in Adelaide are 4.8% higher than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Adelaide are 11.8% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Adelaide are 37.1% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Adelaide are 36.6% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Adelaide are 0.0% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Adelaide is 9.9% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.79 A$ 30.00 A$      +21.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$ 205.00 A$      +70.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.45 A$ 12.00 A$      +14.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 14.00 A$      +16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.05 A$ 5.94 A$      +17.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.92 A$ 4.33 A$      +10.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.26 A$ 3.64 A$      +11.4 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.80 A$ 8.58 A$      -2.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.92 A$ 3.76 A$      -4.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.55 A$ 1.76 A$      +13.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.20 A$ 6.78 A$      +9.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.36 A$ 8.14 A$      -2.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.81 A$ 6.44 A$      +11.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.49 A$ 11.17 A$      +6.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.22 A$ 2.20 A$      -0.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.89 A$ 2.12 A$      +12.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 A$ 2.76 A$      +24.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.99 A$ 3.13 A$      +4.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 A$ 2.13 A$      +26.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 A$ 1.75 A$      +9.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.35 A$ 3.56 A$      +6.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.46 A$ 3.03 A$      +23.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.11 A$ 8.02 A$      -1.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.51 A$ 8.52 A$      +0.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 A$ 40.00 A$      -20.0 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$ 5.00 A$      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 220.00 A$ 121.83 A$      -44.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 A$ 5.00 A$      -37.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 A$ 4.83 A$      -33.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 90.00 A$ 60.00 A$      -33.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.77 A$ 7.33 A$      -5.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 41,260.50 A$ 39,190.00 A$      -5.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,158.47 A$ 32,485.69 A$      -4.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 336.47 A$ 462.06 A$      +37.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 40.15 A$ 45.00 A$      +12.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 84.13 A$ 94.81 A$      +12.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 98.52 A$ 75.42 A$      -23.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.63 A$ 29.73 A$      -8.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 24.00 A$ 22.00 A$      -8.3 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,090.44 A$ 2,100.79 A$      -32.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,904.38 A$ 17,287.90 A$      -35.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 120.65 A$ 143.20 A$      +18.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 103.84 A$ 116.20 A$      +11.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 172.62 A$ 213.31 A$      +23.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 215.52 A$ 241.00 A$      +11.8 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,400.83 A$ 2,205.28 A$      -35.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,371.12 A$ 1,657.46 A$      -30.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,756.39 A$ 3,871.86 A$      -42.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,903.44 A$ 2,593.77 A$      -33.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,394.13 A$ 1,102.10 A$      -54.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,519.17 A$ 716.07 A$      -52.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,872.15 A$ 4,667.83 A$      -20.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.48 6.52      +0.7 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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