Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth 

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Cost of Living in Perth is 5.2% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Perth is 16.9% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 34.9% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 0.4% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 4.2% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 19.3% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Perth Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.38 A$ 20.00 A$      -18.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$ 140.00 A$      +16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.50 A$      +3.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.32 A$ 11.00 A$      +6.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 11.00 A$      -8.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.03 A$ 5.26 A$      +4.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.81 A$ 3.71 A$      -2.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.19 A$ 3.23 A$      +1.2 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.99 A$ 9.30 A$      +3.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.80 A$ 3.25 A$      -14.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.62 A$ 1.43 A$      -11.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.09 A$ 6.46 A$      +6.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.64 A$ 6.99 A$      -8.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.78 A$ 6.09 A$      +5.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.64 A$ 9.50 A$      -1.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.20 A$ 2.31 A$      +4.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.92 A$ 1.79 A$      -6.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.09 A$ 2.16 A$      +3.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.92 A$ 2.65 A$      -9.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 A$ 1.59 A$      -4.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.56 A$ 1.27 A$      -18.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.37 A$ 3.26 A$      -3.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 A$ 2.56 A$      +17.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.07 A$ 7.08 A$      +0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.24 A$ 8.08 A$      -1.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 A$ 46.08 A$      -7.8 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$ 4.50 A$      -10.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 170.00 A$      -21.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 A$ 6.79 A$      -1.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 A$ 5.63 A$      -30.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 85.00 A$ 76.00 A$      -10.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.68 A$ 7.06 A$      -8.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 44,423.00 A$ 40,000.00 A$      -10.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,735.68 A$ 36,484.00 A$      +5.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 301.80 A$ 308.94 A$      +2.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 39.71 A$ 42.92 A$      +8.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.62 A$ 78.14 A$      +0.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 87.57 A$ 64.65 A$      -26.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.59 A$ 22.56 A$      -23.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 24.00 A$ 24.00 A$      0.0 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,110.48 A$ 2,585.00 A$      -16.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,575.74 A$ 17,250.00 A$      -35.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 110.93 A$ 120.62 A$      +8.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 90.01 A$ 73.44 A$      -18.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 162.92 A$ 152.83 A$      -6.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 192.09 A$ 172.82 A$      -10.0 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,271.72 A$ 2,331.38 A$      -28.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,281.44 A$ 1,720.75 A$      -24.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,450.94 A$ 3,650.85 A$      -43.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,766.81 A$ 2,557.37 A$      -32.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,121.70 A$ 763.36 A$      -64.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,331.60 A$ 500.53 A$      -62.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,328.28 A$ 6,277.68 A$      -0.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.35 6.36      +0.1 %
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