Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth 

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Consumer Prices in Perth are 5.45% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Perth are 15.15% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 32.21% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 2.65% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 1.79% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 10.88% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Perth Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$ 25.00 A$      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$ 100.00 A$      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.95 A$ 13.45 A$      -3.58 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 A$ 10.00 A$      +11.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 10.00 A$      +11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.55 A$ 4.85 A$      +6.43 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.25 A$ 3.77 A$      +16.16 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 A$ 3.30 A$      +14.45 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.32 A$ 8.56 A$      +16.90 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.01 A$ 2.61 A$      -13.38 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.18 A$ 1.17 A$      -0.45 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.29 A$ 6.06 A$      +14.39 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.18 A$ 4.92 A$      -5.04 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.30 A$ 5.52 A$      +4.30 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.16 A$ 8.83 A$      -3.59 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.89 A$ 2.22 A$      +17.22 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.58 A$ 1.71 A$      +8.43 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.69 A$ 1.75 A$      +3.44 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.58 A$ 2.54 A$      -29.24 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.51 A$ 1.31 A$      -13.34 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 A$ 0.94 A$      -30.22 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.82 A$ 2.53 A$      -33.83 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 A$ 2.27 A$      +6.53 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 18.00 A$      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.14 A$ 6.47 A$      +5.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.80 A$ 6.80 A$      +0.13 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 40.00 A$      0.00 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.60 A$ 4.50 A$      -2.17 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 115.22 A$      -47.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 A$ 5.80 A$      +28.89 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.51 A$ 2.77 A$      -38.57 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 59.80 A$ 50.00 A$      -16.39 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.70 A$ 7.51 A$      -2.52 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 A$ 32,895.00 A$      -6.01 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,029.26 A$ 28,878.38 A$      -0.52 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 183.98 A$ 214.37 A$      +16.51 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.64 A$ 0.58 A$      -10.37 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.13 A$ 77.32 A$      +5.74 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 83.97 A$ 67.29 A$      -19.86 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.58 A$ 14.00 A$      -38.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 21.50 A$ 20.00 A$      -6.98 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,424.06 A$ 1,949.79 A$      -19.57 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,666.67 A$ 18,937.50 A$      -12.60 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 111.48 A$ 92.18 A$      -17.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 73.61 A$ 65.67 A$      -10.79 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 154.71 A$ 140.59 A$      -9.12 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 175.78 A$ 157.73 A$      -10.27 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,448.85 A$ 1,795.81 A$      -26.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,813.72 A$ 1,386.15 A$      -23.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,738.94 A$ 2,935.00 A$      -38.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,136.18 A$ 2,111.76 A$      -32.66 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,574.73 A$ 530.70 A$      -66.30 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 910.62 A$ 419.48 A$      -53.94 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,569.95 A$ 6,180.68 A$      -5.92 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.83 3.55      +25.24 %
Last update: October 2022October 2022
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