Cost of Living Comparison Between Adelaide and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 8.10% higher than in Adelaide (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 26.69% higher than in Adelaide
Rent Prices in Sydney are 75.91% higher than in Adelaide
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 7.06% higher than in Adelaide
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 0.87% higher than in Adelaide
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 0.71% higher than in Adelaide
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Restaurants
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.50 A$ 20.00 A$      +14.29 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 A$ 100.00 A$      +11.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.50 A$ 9.00 A$      -5.26 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.44 A$ 4.21 A$      -5.24 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.53 A$ 3.29 A$      -6.95 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.90 A$ 2.86 A$      -1.08 %
Markets
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.63 A$ 6.69 A$      +18.89 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.54 A$ 2.75 A$      +7.95 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.18 A$ 1.27 A$      +7.60 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.96 A$ 4.96 A$      -0.06 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.75 A$ 5.47 A$      +15.30 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.75 A$ 5.30 A$      +11.67 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.61 A$ 8.44 A$      -1.93 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.94 A$ 2.04 A$      +4.96 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.64 A$ 1.71 A$      +4.18 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 A$ 1.62 A$      +10.47 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.53 A$ 2.74 A$      +8.22 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.43 A$ 1.58 A$      +10.16 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.08 A$ 1.27 A$      +17.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.19 A$ 2.61 A$      -18.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 A$ 2.24 A$      +5.30 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 A$ 16.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.86 A$ 5.49 A$      -6.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.34 A$ 6.14 A$      -3.13 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 37.00 A$      -7.50 %
Transportation
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 A$ 4.50 A$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 101.00 A$ 217.39 A$      +115.24 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.15 A$ 4.85 A$      +16.87 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.01 A$ 3.62 A$      +20.32 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.65 A$ 56.68 A$      +42.95 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.70 A$ 6.03 A$      +5.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 A$ 30,000.00 A$      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,462.12 A$ 27,876.48 A$      +1.51 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 294.94 A$ 188.50 A$      -36.09 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 A$ 0.74 A$      +66.62 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.82 A$ 71.69 A$      -2.89 %
Sports And Leisure
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62.09 A$ 85.76 A$      +38.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.56 A$ 24.31 A$      +79.32 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$ 20.00 A$      +11.11 %
Childcare
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,520.75 A$ 2,214.02 A$      +45.59 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,424.88 A$ 21,442.86 A$      +10.39 %
Clothing And Shoes
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 98.47 A$ 111.97 A$      +13.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 72.60 A$ 72.28 A$      -0.44 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 130.76 A$ 148.71 A$      +13.73 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 129.59 A$ 162.57 A$      +25.45 %
Rent Per Month
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,614.00 A$ 2,621.72 A$      +62.44 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,155.62 A$ 1,902.03 A$      +64.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,517.50 A$ 4,844.84 A$      +92.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,744.29 A$ 3,089.42 A$      +77.12 %
Buy Apartment Price
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 485.00 A$ 1,492.28 A$      +207.69 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 278.57 A$ 884.29 A$      +217.44 %
Salaries And Financing
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,817.82 A$ 6,146.78 A$      +27.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.35 2.74      -18.34 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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