Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and George Town 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in George Town are 59.07% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in George Town are 70.17% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in George Town are 88.00% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in George Town are 71.43% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in George Town are 50.73% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in George Town is 40.53% lower than in Sydney
Currency: Sticky Currency      Switch to metric measurement units
Restaurants
Sydney Edit George Town Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(62.60 RM)
3.51 A$
(11.00 RM)
     -82.43 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$
(313.00 RM)
19.17 A$
(60.00 RM)
     -80.83 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$
(37.56 RM)
4.15 A$
(13.00 RM)
     -65.39 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(25.04 RM)
6.39 A$
(20.00 RM)
     -20.13 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(28.17 RM)
4.79 A$
(15.00 RM)
     -46.75 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.03 A$
(12.60 RM)
3.19 A$
(10.00 RM)
     -20.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.11 A$
(9.74 RM)
0.92 A$
(2.88 RM)
     -70.48 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 A$
(8.38 RM)
0.58 A$
(1.80 RM)
     -78.53 %
Markets
Sydney Edit George Town Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.55 A$
(20.50 RM)
8.06 A$
(25.23 RM)
     +23.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.56 A$
(8.00 RM)
0.82 A$
(2.57 RM)
     -67.88 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.13 A$
(3.55 RM)
0.52 A$
(1.62 RM)
     -54.30 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.79 A$
(14.99 RM)
1.72 A$
(5.38 RM)
     -64.14 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.88 A$
(15.28 RM)
6.96 A$
(21.77 RM)
     +42.50 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.15 A$
(16.10 RM)
2.95 A$
(9.22 RM)
     -42.72 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.83 A$
(27.64 RM)
6.04 A$
(18.90 RM)
     -31.61 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.16 A$
(6.75 RM)
0.88 A$
(2.76 RM)
     -59.12 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.60 A$
(5.01 RM)
0.68 A$
(2.13 RM)
     -57.53 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 A$
(5.00 RM)
0.80 A$
(2.49 RM)
     -50.09 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 A$
(7.24 RM)
0.59 A$
(1.84 RM)
     -74.55 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 A$
(4.71 RM)
0.37 A$
(1.17 RM)
     -75.17 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 A$
(4.05 RM)
0.62 A$
(1.93 RM)
     -52.25 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.60 A$
(8.15 RM)
1.09 A$
(3.42 RM)
     -57.98 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.09 A$
(6.53 RM)
0.79 A$
(2.49 RM)
     -61.92 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$
(53.21 RM)
19.17 A$
(60.00 RM)
     +12.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.05 A$
(15.80 RM)
2.84 A$
(8.89 RM)
     -43.75 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.67 A$
(17.76 RM)
3.30 A$
(10.33 RM)
     -41.81 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$
(109.55 RM)
5.51 A$
(17.25 RM)
     -84.25 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit George Town Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$
(12.52 RM)
0.64 A$
(2.00 RM)
     -84.03 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$
(680.44 RM)
23.96 A$
(75.00 RM)
     -88.98 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 A$
(14.09 RM)
1.28 A$
(4.00 RM)
     -71.60 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.80 A$
(11.89 RM)
1.54 A$
(4.83 RM)
     -59.39 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$
(177.41 RM)
12.78 A$
(40.00 RM)
     -77.45 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.37 A$
(16.81 RM)
2.48 A$
(7.76 RM)
     -53.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 A$
(93,900.54 RM)
28,753.83 A$
(90,000.00 RM)
     -4.15 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,103.68 A$
(84,835.01 RM)
36,741.00 A$
(115,000.00 RM)
     +35.56 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit George Town Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.65 A$
(568.57 RM)
62.22 A$
(194.74 RM)
     -65.75 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.78 A$
(2.43 RM)
0.07 A$
(0.22 RM)
     -90.94 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.54 A$
(230.18 RM)
36.94 A$
(115.62 RM)
     -49.77 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit George Town Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.16 A$
(250.90 RM)
39.40 A$
(123.33 RM)
     -50.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.79 A$
(74.47 RM)
4.87 A$
(15.25 RM)
     -79.52 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$
(62.60 RM)
4.79 A$
(15.00 RM)
     -76.04 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit George Town Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,338.68 A$
(7,320.11 RM)
198.08 A$
(620.00 RM)
     -91.53 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,831.82 A$
(62,073.95 RM)
5,111.79 A$
(16,000.00 RM)
     -74.22 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit George Town Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.95 A$
(334.77 RM)
106.99 A$
(334.88 RM)
     +0.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 69.14 A$
(216.40 RM)
28.91 A$
(90.50 RM)
     -58.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.78 A$
(440.65 RM)
112.83 A$
(353.17 RM)
     -19.85 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 153.15 A$
(479.36 RM)
76.09 A$
(238.17 RM)
     -50.32 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit George Town Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,639.12 A$
(8,260.49 RM)
250.26 A$
(783.33 RM)
     -90.52 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,932.15 A$
(6,047.68 RM)
159.74 A$
(500.00 RM)
     -91.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,772.10 A$
(14,936.75 RM)
623.00 A$
(1,950.00 RM)
     -86.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,968.00 A$
(9,289.89 RM)
431.31 A$
(1,350.00 RM)
     -85.47 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit George Town Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,375.21 A$
(4,304.43 RM)
193.65 A$
(606.12 RM)
     -85.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 823.87 A$
(2,578.74 RM)
120.06 A$
(375.80 RM)
     -85.43 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit George Town Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,882.90 A$
(18,413.57 RM)
1,043.66 A$
(3,266.67 RM)
     -82.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.95 4.60      +55.89 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
Contributors in the past 12 months:29719