Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth 

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Consumer Prices in Perth are 5.83% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Perth are 20.89% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 44.96% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 1.85% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 2.08% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 12.13% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Perth Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$ 90.00 A$      -10.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 9.50 A$      +18.75 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 9.00 A$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.13 A$ 4.62 A$      +11.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.24 A$ 3.20 A$      -1.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 A$ 3.11 A$      +10.09 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.35 A$ 6.21 A$      -2.18 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.55 A$ 2.29 A$      -10.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.17 A$ 1.25 A$      +6.30 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.71 A$ 4.65 A$      -1.37 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.95 A$ 5.19 A$      +4.83 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.18 A$ 4.83 A$      -6.79 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.71 A$ 8.09 A$      -7.20 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 A$ 2.16 A$      +4.14 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.66 A$ 1.67 A$      +0.79 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.63 A$ 1.69 A$      +3.49 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.34 A$ 2.16 A$      -7.78 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.52 A$ 1.35 A$      -11.45 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.30 A$ 0.81 A$      -37.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.57 A$ 2.15 A$      -16.19 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 A$ 2.25 A$      +2.96 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.50 A$ 15.00 A$      -9.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.31 A$ 5.21 A$      -1.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.13 A$ 5.01 A$      -18.27 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.98 A$ 37.50 A$      +4.22 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.08 A$ 4.00 A$      -1.84 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 142.00 A$      -34.68 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.30 A$ 5.00 A$      +16.28 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.80 A$ 2.99 A$      -21.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$ 49.00 A$      -13.55 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.50 A$ 4.98 A$      -9.53 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 A$ 30,000.00 A$      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,651.24 A$ 26,962.55 A$      -2.49 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.07 A$ 220.18 A$      +22.96 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.78 A$ 0.56 A$      -27.92 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.89 A$ 77.58 A$      +6.43 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.95 A$ 69.63 A$      -13.98 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.15 A$ 17.47 A$      -27.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 19.00 A$      -5.00 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,260.01 A$ 1,571.99 A$      -30.44 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,360.87 A$ 15,562.50 A$      -23.57 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 107.42 A$ 95.00 A$      -11.57 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 71.88 A$ 64.46 A$      -10.33 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 143.14 A$ 134.79 A$      -5.83 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 157.60 A$ 130.96 A$      -16.90 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,688.27 A$ 1,548.60 A$      -42.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,902.48 A$ 1,117.14 A$      -41.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,806.91 A$ 2,502.19 A$      -47.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,046.06 A$ 1,668.85 A$      -45.21 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,387.41 A$ 585.54 A$      -57.80 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 819.09 A$ 425.28 A$      -48.08 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,918.64 A$ 5,249.76 A$      -11.30 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.78 3.23      +15.98 %
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