Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 3.28% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 4.84% higher than in Sydney
Rent Prices in London are 17.69% higher than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in London are 19.44% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in London are 21.92% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in London is 18.84% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.50 A$
(9.94 £)
26.42 A$
(15.00 £)
     +50.96 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$
(56.78 £)
105.67 A$
(60.00 £)
     +5.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$
(6.81 £)
10.57 A$
(6.00 £)
     -11.94 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(4.54 £)
8.81 A$
(5.00 £)
     +10.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 A$
(4.54 £)
8.81 A$
(5.00 £)
     +10.08 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.17 A$
(2.37 £)
5.19 A$
(2.95 £)
     +24.47 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.11 A$
(1.76 £)
2.68 A$
(1.52 £)
     -13.74 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 A$
(1.51 £)
2.01 A$
(1.14 £)
     -24.44 %
Markets
Sydney Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.37 A$
(3.62 £)
6.29 A$
(3.57 £)
     -1.34 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.41 A$
(1.37 £)
1.60 A$
(0.91 £)
     -33.67 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.14 A$
(0.65 £)
1.16 A$
(0.66 £)
     +2.22 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.71 A$
(2.67 £)
3.83 A$
(2.17 £)
     -18.66 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.04 A$
(2.86 £)
5.57 A$
(3.16 £)
     +10.66 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.04 A$
(2.86 £)
4.87 A$
(2.77 £)
     -3.28 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.60 A$
(4.88 £)
7.68 A$
(4.36 £)
     -10.76 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.17 A$
(1.23 £)
1.61 A$
(0.91 £)
     -25.70 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.53 A$
(0.87 £)
0.91 A$
(0.51 £)
     -40.87 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 A$
(0.89 £)
1.52 A$
(0.86 £)
     -3.09 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.44 A$
(1.39 £)
2.06 A$
(1.17 £)
     -15.65 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 A$
(0.85 £)
0.97 A$
(0.55 £)
     -34.77 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 A$
(0.70 £)
0.90 A$
(0.51 £)
     -27.47 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.56 A$
(1.45 £)
1.47 A$
(0.83 £)
     -42.74 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.98 A$
(1.12 £)
1.59 A$
(0.90 £)
     -19.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(8.52 £)
14.09 A$
(8.00 £)
     -6.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.07 A$
(2.88 £)
3.11 A$
(1.77 £)
     -38.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.17 A$
(3.50 £)
3.52 A$
(2.00 £)
     -42.93 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.50 A$
(20.16 £)
21.13 A$
(12.00 £)
     -40.47 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$
(2.27 £)
4.93 A$
(2.80 £)
     +23.29 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$
(123.43 £)
264.19 A$
(150.00 £)
     +21.53 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.10 A$
(2.33 £)
5.28 A$
(3.00 £)
     +28.87 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.54 A$
(2.01 £)
4.82 A$
(2.74 £)
     +36.10 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$
(32.18 £)
50.72 A$
(28.80 £)
     -10.51 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.31 A$
(3.01 £)
8.25 A$
(4.69 £)
     +55.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,732.00 A$
(16,313.54 £)
40,094.54 A$
(22,765.00 £)
     +39.55 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,789.82 A$
(14,643.02 £)
40,047.46 A$
(22,738.27 £)
     +55.28 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 195.05 A$
(110.75 £)
310.58 A$
(176.34 £)
     +59.23 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.76 A$
(0.43 £)
0.23 A$
(0.13 £)
     -70.17 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.98 A$
(42.01 £)
55.11 A$
(31.29 £)
     -25.51 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 82.82 A$
(47.02 £)
78.01 A$
(44.29 £)
     -5.81 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.95 A$
(13.60 £)
19.57 A$
(11.11 £)
     -18.30 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$
(11.36 £)
22.02 A$
(12.50 £)
     +10.08 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,353.05 A$
(1,336.02 £)
2,558.36 A$
(1,452.59 £)
     +8.73 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,030.77 A$
(12,508.70 £)
31,958.43 A$
(18,145.45 £)
     +45.06 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 102.07 A$
(57.96 £)
118.90 A$
(67.51 £)
     +16.48 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 63.79 A$
(36.22 £)
58.66 A$
(33.31 £)
     -8.04 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 139.89 A$
(79.43 £)
126.75 A$
(71.97 £)
     -9.39 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 153.19 A$
(86.98 £)
164.73 A$
(93.53 £)
     +7.53 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,588.43 A$
(1,469.67 £)
2,996.41 A$
(1,701.31 £)
     +15.76 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,899.38 A$
(1,078.43 £)
2,211.57 A$
(1,255.69 £)
     +16.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,777.40 A$
(2,712.53 £)
5,624.95 A$
(3,193.75 £)
     +17.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,070.13 A$
(1,743.17 £)
3,684.30 A$
(2,091.88 £)
     +20.00 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,234.91 A$
(701.16 £)
1,913.68 A$
(1,086.56 £)
     +54.97 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 781.12 A$
(443.51 £)
950.20 A$
(539.51 £)
     +21.65 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,875.27 A$
(3,335.88 £)
4,999.14 A$
(2,838.43 £)
     -14.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.24 2.68      -17.29 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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