Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Brisbane 

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Cost of Living in Brisbane is 7.1% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Brisbane is 15.7% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Brisbane are 29.1% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 1.5% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Brisbane are 7.0% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Brisbane is 12.8% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.15 A$ 22.00 A$      -8.9 %
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) 10.32 A$ 12.00 A$      +16.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.03 A$ 5.33 A$      +6.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.81 A$ 4.25 A$      +11.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.19 A$ 3.62 A$      +13.7 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.99 A$ 8.14 A$      -9.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.80 A$ 3.22 A$      -15.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.62 A$ 1.53 A$      -5.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.09 A$ 6.04 A$      -0.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.64 A$ 6.30 A$      -17.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.78 A$ 5.76 A$      -0.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.64 A$ 10.27 A$      +6.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.20 A$ 2.16 A$      -2.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.92 A$ 1.89 A$      -1.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.09 A$ 2.33 A$      +11.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.92 A$ 2.51 A$      -13.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 A$ 1.67 A$      +0.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.56 A$ 1.47 A$      -5.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.37 A$ 3.05 A$      -9.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 A$ 2.49 A$      +16.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.07 A$ 8.12 A$      +14.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.24 A$ 8.33 A$      +1.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 A$ 40.00 A$      -20.0 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$ 4.49 A$      -10.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 200.00 A$      -8.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 A$ 4.50 A$      -34.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 A$ 3.69 A$      -54.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 85.00 A$ 54.30 A$      -36.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.68 A$ 7.66 A$      -0.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 44,423.00 A$ 40,750.00 A$      -8.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,735.68 A$ 32,445.77 A$      -6.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 301.80 A$ 284.51 A$      -5.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 39.71 A$ 38.07 A$      -4.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.62 A$ 77.62 A$      -0.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 87.55 A$ 81.08 A$      -7.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.59 A$ 26.40 A$      -10.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 24.00 A$ 20.00 A$      -16.7 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,110.00 A$ 2,359.72 A$      -24.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,336.72 A$ 14,075.00 A$      -48.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 110.93 A$ 130.39 A$      +17.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 90.39 A$ 65.31 A$      -27.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 162.92 A$ 186.49 A$      +14.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 192.09 A$ 159.11 A$      -17.2 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,270.93 A$ 2,482.38 A$      -24.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,281.44 A$ 2,090.16 A$      -8.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,450.94 A$ 3,961.45 A$      -38.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,766.81 A$ 2,647.47 A$      -29.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,121.70 A$ 1,141.48 A$      -46.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,331.60 A$ 794.42 A$      -40.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,328.28 A$ 6,015.77 A$      -4.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.35 6.31      -0.6 %
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