Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 5.8% higher than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 15.3% higher than in Sydney
Rent Prices in London are 29.8% higher than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in London are 30.7% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in London are 17.7% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in London is 9.0% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.79 A$
(12.79 £)
36.82 A$
(19.00 £)
     +48.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$
(61.92 £)
155.04 A$
(80.00 £)
     +29.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$
(7.74 £)
15.50 A$
(8.00 £)
     +3.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.45 A$
(5.39 £)
12.60 A$
(6.50 £)
     +20.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$
(6.19 £)
10.66 A$
(5.50 £)
     -11.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.05 A$
(2.60 £)
7.01 A$
(3.62 £)
     +38.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.92 A$
(2.02 £)
3.77 A$
(1.94 £)
     -3.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.26 A$
(1.68 £)
3.17 A$
(1.64 £)
     -2.8 %
Markets
Sydney Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.80 A$
(4.54 £)
9.61 A$
(4.96 £)
     +9.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.92 A$
(2.02 £)
2.74 A$
(1.41 £)
     -30.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.55 A$
(0.80 £)
1.74 A$
(0.90 £)
     +12.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.20 A$
(3.20 £)
6.43 A$
(3.32 £)
     +3.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.36 A$
(4.32 £)
6.74 A$
(3.48 £)
     -19.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.81 A$
(3.00 £)
6.74 A$
(3.48 £)
     +16.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.49 A$
(5.41 £)
11.28 A$
(5.82 £)
     +7.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.22 A$
(1.14 £)
2.14 A$
(1.11 £)
     -3.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.89 A$
(0.97 £)
1.10 A$
(0.57 £)
     -42.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 A$
(1.15 £)
2.35 A$
(1.21 £)
     +5.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.99 A$
(1.54 £)
2.71 A$
(1.40 £)
     -9.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 A$
(0.87 £)
1.11 A$
(0.57 £)
     -34.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 A$
(0.83 £)
1.06 A$
(0.55 £)
     -34.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.35 A$
(1.73 £)
1.80 A$
(0.93 £)
     -46.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.46 A$
(1.27 £)
2.46 A$
(1.27 £)
     +0.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$
(10.32 £)
17.44 A$
(9.00 £)
     -12.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.11 A$
(4.19 £)
4.03 A$
(2.08 £)
     -50.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.51 A$
(4.39 £)
4.72 A$
(2.44 £)
     -44.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 A$
(25.80 £)
29.07 A$
(15.00 £)
     -41.9 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$
(2.58 £)
5.62 A$
(2.90 £)
     +12.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 220.00 A$
(113.52 £)
387.61 A$
(200.00 £)
     +76.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 A$
(4.13 £)
7.75 A$
(4.00 £)
     -3.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 A$
(3.74 £)
6.07 A$
(3.13 £)
     -16.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 90.00 A$
(46.44 £)
58.14 A$
(30.00 £)
     -35.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.77 A$
(4.01 £)
11.10 A$
(5.73 £)
     +42.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 41,260.50 A$
(21,289.74 £)
51,474.51 A$
(26,560.00 £)
     +24.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,158.47 A$
(17,625.21 £)
50,876.30 A$
(26,251.33 £)
     +48.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 336.47 A$
(173.61 £)
558.04 A$
(287.94 £)
     +65.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 40.15 A$
(20.72 £)
30.20 A$
(15.58 £)
     -24.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 84.13 A$
(43.41 £)
60.56 A$
(31.25 £)
     -28.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 98.52 A$
(50.84 £)
91.68 A$
(47.31 £)
     -6.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.63 A$
(16.84 £)
26.27 A$
(13.55 £)
     -19.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 24.00 A$
(12.38 £)
29.07 A$
(15.00 £)
     +21.1 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,090.44 A$
(1,594.62 £)
3,566.67 A$
(1,840.34 £)
     +15.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,904.38 A$
(13,882.21 £)
38,867.06 A$
(20,054.76 £)
     +44.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 120.65 A$
(62.25 £)
161.35 A$
(83.26 £)
     +33.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 103.84 A$
(53.58 £)
78.14 A$
(40.32 £)
     -24.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 172.62 A$
(89.07 £)
172.10 A$
(88.80 £)
     -0.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 215.52 A$
(111.20 £)
189.13 A$
(97.59 £)
     -12.2 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,400.83 A$
(1,754.77 £)
4,352.53 A$
(2,245.83 £)
     +28.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,371.12 A$
(1,223.46 £)
3,155.14 A$
(1,628.00 £)
     +33.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,756.39 A$
(3,486.19 £)
8,211.32 A$
(4,236.90 £)
     +21.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,903.44 A$
(2,014.11 £)
5,625.43 A$
(2,902.63 £)
     +44.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,394.13 A$
(1,235.33 £)
2,541.17 A$
(1,311.20 £)
     +6.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,519.17 A$
(783.86 £)
1,388.57 A$
(716.48 £)
     -8.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,872.15 A$
(3,029.93 £)
6,161.12 A$
(3,179.04 £)
     +4.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.48 5.57      -14.0 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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