Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Canberra 

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Consumer Prices in Canberra are 5.72% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Canberra are 13.74% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Canberra are 26.45% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Canberra are 9.09% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Canberra are 2.53% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Canberra is 2.51% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Canberra Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.50 A$ 23.00 A$      +31.43 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$ 95.00 A$      -5.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.16 A$ 4.48 A$      +7.56 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.11 A$ 3.34 A$      +7.35 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 A$ 3.22 A$      +21.06 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Canberra Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.39 A$ 6.92 A$      +8.34 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.41 A$ 3.03 A$      +25.59 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.14 A$ 1.20 A$      +5.82 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.71 A$ 5.26 A$      +11.82 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.04 A$ 5.67 A$      +12.58 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.04 A$ 4.89 A$      -2.91 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.60 A$ 7.46 A$      -13.28 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.17 A$ 2.17 A$      +0.03 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.53 A$ 1.59 A$      +3.62 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 A$ 1.85 A$      +18.23 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.44 A$ 2.38 A$      -2.49 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 A$ 1.66 A$      +11.42 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 A$ 1.33 A$      +7.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.56 A$ 3.06 A$      +19.52 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.98 A$ 1.91 A$      -3.68 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 17.50 A$      +16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.07 A$ 5.53 A$      +9.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.17 A$ 6.31 A$      +2.28 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.50 A$ 35.00 A$      -1.41 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Canberra Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 5.00 A$      +25.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 70.05 A$      -67.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.10 A$ 5.00 A$      +21.95 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.58 A$ 3.32 A$      -7.42 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$ 52.00 A$      -8.26 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.31 A$ 5.57 A$      +4.98 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,732.00 A$ 25,390.00 A$      -11.63 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,789.82 A$ 25,653.75 A$      -0.53 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Canberra Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 195.05 A$ 241.57 A$      +23.85 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.76 A$ 0.15 A$      -80.12 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.74 A$ 74.18 A$      +0.59 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Canberra Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 82.82 A$ 72.18 A$      -12.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.95 A$ 23.38 A$      -2.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 18.00 A$      -10.00 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Canberra Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,353.05 A$ 1,752.08 A$      -25.54 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,030.77 A$ 17,800.00 A$      -19.20 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Canberra Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 102.07 A$ 94.06 A$      -7.85 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 63.79 A$ 57.50 A$      -9.86 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 139.89 A$ 137.37 A$      -1.81 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 153.92 A$ 153.91 A$      -0.01 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Canberra Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,588.43 A$ 2,045.83 A$      -20.96 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,899.38 A$ 1,573.31 A$      -17.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,777.40 A$ 3,128.57 A$      -34.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,070.13 A$ 2,325.00 A$      -24.27 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Canberra Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,235.15 A$ 593.81 A$      -51.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 781.12 A$ 434.90 A$      -44.32 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Canberra Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,875.44 A$ 4,941.00 A$      -15.90 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.24 3.68      +13.61 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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