Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Newcastle 

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Consumer Prices in Newcastle are 3.20% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Newcastle are 14.53% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Newcastle are 32.15% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Newcastle are 13.16% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Newcastle are 1.85% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Newcastle is 14.28% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Newcastle Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$ 25.00 A$      +38.89 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$ 100.00 A$      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 11.25 A$      -6.25 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 A$ 7.75 A$      -3.12 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.20 A$ 4.56 A$      +8.57 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 A$ 3.70 A$      +19.40 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 A$ 2.93 A$      +9.97 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Newcastle Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.37 A$ 6.88 A$      +7.87 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.41 A$ 1.97 A$      -18.45 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.14 A$ 0.95 A$      -16.76 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.73 A$ 3.75 A$      -20.68 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.99 A$ 3.90 A$      -21.84 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.03 A$ 5.25 A$      +4.49 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.46 A$ 7.94 A$      -6.13 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.19 A$ 1.64 A$      -25.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 A$ 1.47 A$      -4.46 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 A$ 1.77 A$      +10.81 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.41 A$ 2.36 A$      -2.23 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 A$ 1.22 A$      -17.74 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 A$ 1.08 A$      -13.41 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.61 A$ 2.62 A$      +0.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.03 A$ 2.88 A$      +41.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 15.50 A$      +3.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.19 A$ 6.10 A$      +17.51 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.17 A$ 9.33 A$      +51.22 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.74 A$ 38.00 A$      +6.32 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Newcastle Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.00 A$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 163.04 A$      -25.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.05 A$ 3.60 A$      -11.11 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.54 A$ 3.52 A$      -0.45 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$ 56.40 A$      -0.49 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.43 A$ 5.71 A$      +5.15 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,732.00 A$ 32,500.00 A$      +13.11 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,789.82 A$ 29,833.33 A$      +15.68 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Newcastle Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192.77 A$ 250.16 A$      +29.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.75 A$ 0.25 A$      -66.68 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.06 A$ 82.12 A$      +10.89 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Newcastle Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.18 A$ 54.33 A$      -32.23 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.95 A$ 23.75 A$      -0.84 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 17.00 A$      -15.00 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Newcastle Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,353.05 A$ 1,152.50 A$      -51.02 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,030.77 A$ 17,000.00 A$      -22.84 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Newcastle Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 104.39 A$ 101.50 A$      -2.77 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.20 A$ 67.50 A$      +5.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.50 A$ 154.29 A$      +9.81 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 154.34 A$ 126.00 A$      -18.36 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Newcastle Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,615.29 A$ 1,378.70 A$      -47.28 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,880.86 A$ 1,430.43 A$      -23.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,036.96 A$ 3,700.00 A$      -26.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,034.53 A$ 2,018.48 A$      -33.48 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Newcastle Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,235.43 A$ 660.63 A$      -46.53 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 781.12 A$ 377.80 A$      -51.63 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Newcastle Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,769.86 A$ 5,635.71 A$      -2.32 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.28 4.37      +33.22 %
Last update: January 2021November 2020
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