Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 31.5% higher than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 51.0% higher than in Sydney
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 80.8% higher than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 62.8% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 27.9% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 10.9% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.00 A$
(15.08 $)
45.77 A$
(30.00 $)
     +99.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 A$
(85.22 $)
198.32 A$
(130.00 $)
     +52.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$
(9.83 $)
18.31 A$
(12.00 $)
     +22.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$
(6.56 $)
12.20 A$
(8.00 $)
     +22.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$
(7.87 $)
15.26 A$
(10.00 $)
     +27.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.97 A$
(3.26 $)
9.02 A$
(5.91 $)
     +81.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.81 A$
(2.50 $)
4.66 A$
(3.05 $)
     +22.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.41 A$
(2.23 $)
3.51 A$
(2.30 $)
     +2.9 %
Markets
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.10 A$
(5.97 $)
8.17 A$
(5.35 $)
     -10.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.85 A$
(2.52 $)
6.48 A$
(4.25 $)
     +68.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.59 A$
(1.04 $)
4.96 A$
(3.25 $)
     +211.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.93 A$
(3.88 $)
8.59 A$
(5.63 $)
     +45.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.72 A$
(5.72 $)
11.38 A$
(7.46 $)
     +30.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.86 A$
(3.84 $)
11.22 A$
(7.35 $)
     +91.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.63 A$
(6.97 $)
13.57 A$
(8.90 $)
     +27.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.33 A$
(1.53 $)
4.81 A$
(3.15 $)
     +106.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.85 A$
(1.22 $)
1.39 A$
(0.91 $)
     -24.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.13 A$
(1.40 $)
4.07 A$
(2.67 $)
     +91.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.96 A$
(1.94 $)
4.29 A$
(2.82 $)
     +45.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.72 A$
(1.13 $)
2.82 A$
(1.85 $)
     +64.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.58 A$
(1.04 $)
2.67 A$
(1.75 $)
     +68.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.41 A$
(2.24 $)
4.39 A$
(2.88 $)
     +28.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.82 A$
(1.85 $)
3.73 A$
(2.45 $)
     +32.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$
(13.11 $)
30.51 A$
(20.00 $)
     +52.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.06 A$
(5.28 $)
3.65 A$
(2.39 $)
     -54.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.49 A$
(5.56 $)
5.84 A$
(3.83 $)
     -31.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 44.00 A$
(28.84 $)
25.93 A$
(17.00 $)
     -41.1 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$
(3.28 $)
4.42 A$
(2.90 $)
     -11.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 225.00 A$
(147.49 $)
201.37 A$
(132.00 $)
     -10.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 A$
(5.24 $)
7.63 A$
(5.00 $)
     -4.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 A$
(4.75 $)
4.96 A$
(3.25 $)
     -31.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 90.00 A$
(59.00 $)
45.77 A$
(30.00 $)
     -49.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.81 A$
(5.12 $)
5.98 A$
(3.92 $)
     -23.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 41,260.50 A$
(27,046.26 $)
42,715.48 A$
(28,000.00 $)
     +3.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,211.10 A$
(22,425.38 $)
39,491.50 A$
(25,886.68 $)
     +15.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 318.05 A$
(208.48 $)
256.98 A$
(168.45 $)
     -19.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 40.51 A$
(26.55 $)
96.87 A$
(63.50 $)
     +139.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.17 A$
(54.52 $)
108.31 A$
(71.00 $)
     +30.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 104.14 A$
(68.27 $)
174.47 A$
(114.37 $)
     +67.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.84 A$
(20.87 $)
100.43 A$
(65.83 $)
     +215.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 A$
(16.39 $)
30.51 A$
(20.00 $)
     +22.0 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,060.88 A$
(2,006.40 $)
4,665.06 A$
(3,057.95 $)
     +52.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,104.38 A$
(17,766.92 $)
96,491.23 A$
(63,250.00 $)
     +256.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 120.21 A$
(78.80 $)
104.69 A$
(68.63 $)
     -12.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 103.90 A$
(68.10 $)
68.06 A$
(44.61 $)
     -34.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 175.44 A$
(115.00 $)
150.50 A$
(98.65 $)
     -14.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 212.96 A$
(139.60 $)
246.10 A$
(161.32 $)
     +15.6 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,327.04 A$
(2,180.87 $)
6,211.03 A$
(4,071.33 $)
     +86.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,322.94 A$
(1,522.69 $)
4,098.31 A$
(2,686.44 $)
     +76.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,542.33 A$
(4,288.50 $)
12,409.33 A$
(8,134.32 $)
     +89.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,015.15 A$
(2,631.93 $)
6,584.74 A$
(4,316.30 $)
     +64.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,428.51 A$
(1,591.89 $)
2,254.60 A$
(1,477.89 $)
     -7.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,538.29 A$
(1,008.35 $)
1,776.76 A$
(1,164.67 $)
     +15.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,673.03 A$
(3,718.67 $)
9,496.11 A$
(6,224.70 $)
     +67.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.48 6.65      +2.6 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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