Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 17.5% higher than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 38.6% higher than in Sydney
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 72.6% higher than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 26.3% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 30.6% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 5.4% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 A$
(17.31 $)
36.11 A$
(25.00 $)
     +44.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 A$
(90.00 $)
144.45 A$
(100.00 $)
     +11.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$
(10.38 $)
15.25 A$
(10.55 $)
     +1.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$
(6.92 $)
11.56 A$
(8.00 $)
     +15.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 A$
(6.92 $)
14.44 A$
(10.00 $)
     +44.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.69 A$
(3.24 $)
7.44 A$
(5.15 $)
     +58.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.43 A$
(2.37 $)
3.97 A$
(2.75 $)
     +15.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.21 A$
(2.22 $)
3.12 A$
(2.16 $)
     -2.9 %
Markets
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.71 A$
(6.03 $)
6.87 A$
(4.76 $)
     -21.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.36 A$
(2.32 $)
5.59 A$
(3.87 $)
     +66.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.37 A$
(0.95 $)
5.25 A$
(3.64 $)
     +282.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.99 A$
(4.14 $)
6.70 A$
(4.64 $)
     +12.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.10 A$
(4.23 $)
10.92 A$
(7.56 $)
     +79.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.56 A$
(3.85 $)
11.14 A$
(7.71 $)
     +100.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.09 A$
(6.29 $)
14.06 A$
(9.73 $)
     +54.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.01 A$
(1.39 $)
3.72 A$
(2.58 $)
     +84.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.65 A$
(1.14 $)
1.52 A$
(1.05 $)
     -8.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.79 A$
(1.24 $)
3.38 A$
(2.34 $)
     +88.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.45 A$
(2.39 $)
4.03 A$
(2.79 $)
     +16.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.70 A$
(1.18 $)
2.71 A$
(1.88 $)
     +59.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.49 A$
(1.03 $)
2.48 A$
(1.72 $)
     +66.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.17 A$
(2.89 $)
4.02 A$
(2.79 $)
     -3.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.24 A$
(1.55 $)
3.55 A$
(2.45 $)
     +58.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 A$
(12.46 $)
26.00 A$
(18.00 $)
     +44.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.52 A$
(4.51 $)
4.56 A$
(3.16 $)
     -30.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.07 A$
(4.89 $)
5.68 A$
(3.93 $)
     -19.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 41.00 A$
(28.38 $)
23.11 A$
(16.00 $)
     -43.6 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.97 A$
(3.44 $)
3.97 A$
(2.75 $)
     -20.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$
(150.50 $)
186.34 A$
(129.00 $)
     -14.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 A$
(3.46 $)
6.50 A$
(4.50 $)
     +30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.35 A$
(3.01 $)
4.33 A$
(3.00 $)
     -0.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 A$
(41.54 $)
43.33 A$
(30.00 $)
     -27.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.70 A$
(5.33 $)
6.01 A$
(4.16 $)
     -21.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 A$
(24,230.49 $)
37,555.99 A$
(26,000.00 $)
     +7.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,870.95 A$
(20,679.65 $)
34,975.89 A$
(24,213.80 $)
     +17.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 252.58 A$
(174.86 $)
256.50 A$
(177.57 $)
     +1.5 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.87 A$
(0.60 $)
0.15 A$
(0.10 $)
     -82.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.57 A$
(55.09 $)
99.46 A$
(68.86 $)
     +25.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 88.17 A$
(61.04 $)
146.15 A$
(101.18 $)
     +65.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.75 A$
(17.83 $)
54.89 A$
(38.00 $)
     +113.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 23.00 A$
(15.92 $)
26.00 A$
(18.00 $)
     +13.0 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,522.89 A$
(1,746.60 $)
3,271.18 A$
(2,264.64 $)
     +29.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,717.65 A$
(16,419.72 $)
57,647.13 A$
(39,909.09 $)
     +143.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 120.28 A$
(83.27 $)
92.46 A$
(64.01 $)
     -23.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 81.92 A$
(56.71 $)
82.06 A$
(56.81 $)
     +0.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 171.53 A$
(118.75 $)
137.88 A$
(95.46 $)
     -19.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 193.36 A$
(133.86 $)
214.65 A$
(148.60 $)
     +11.0 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,851.68 A$
(1,974.22 $)
5,520.63 A$
(3,821.93 $)
     +93.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,079.29 A$
(1,439.49 $)
3,437.41 A$
(2,379.72 $)
     +65.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,859.25 A$
(4,056.36 $)
10,097.64 A$
(6,990.59 $)
     +72.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,625.30 A$
(2,509.80 $)
5,830.48 A$
(4,036.44 $)
     +60.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,967.58 A$
(1,362.16 $)
1,916.01 A$
(1,326.45 $)
     -2.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,194.45 A$
(826.92 $)
1,244.67 A$
(861.69 $)
     +4.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,355.45 A$
(4,399.88 $)
8,331.82 A$
(5,768.12 $)
     +31.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.19 5.66      +35.1 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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