Cost of Living Comparison Between Adelaide and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 6.25% higher than in Adelaide (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 23.55% higher than in Adelaide
Rent Prices in Sydney are 69.60% higher than in Adelaide
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 10.79% higher than in Adelaide
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 1.35% lower than in Adelaide
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 3.27% higher than in Adelaide
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Restaurants
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$ 20.00 A$      +11.11 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$ 100.00 A$      +25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.25 A$ 13.00 A$      -1.89 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.80 A$ 9.00 A$      -8.16 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.78 A$ 4.42 A$      -7.47 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.56 A$ 3.33 A$      -6.46 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 A$ 2.98 A$      +9.34 %
Markets
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.67 A$ 6.66 A$      +17.46 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.48 A$ 2.87 A$      +15.71 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.39 A$ 1.22 A$      -12.45 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.83 A$ 5.00 A$      +3.51 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.93 A$ 5.44 A$      +10.41 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.92 A$ 5.14 A$      +4.47 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.88 A$ 8.59 A$      -13.08 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 A$ 1.91 A$      +3.44 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.73 A$ 1.55 A$      -10.47 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.76 A$ 1.59 A$      -9.78 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.84 A$ 2.85 A$      +0.31 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 A$ 1.37 A$      -7.66 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 A$ 1.12 A$      -3.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.32 A$ 2.78 A$      -16.41 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.94 A$ 2.30 A$      +18.45 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.50 A$ 16.00 A$      -3.03 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.19 A$ 5.74 A$      -7.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.90 A$ 6.69 A$      -2.97 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 39.50 A$ 39.58 A$      +0.20 %
Transportation
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.75 A$ 4.78 A$      +0.53 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 A$ 217.39 A$      +107.04 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 A$ 4.60 A$      +2.22 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.01 A$ 4.51 A$      +49.73 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.30 A$ 59.80 A$      +52.16 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.51 A$ 7.62 A$      +1.56 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 A$ 32,000.00 A$      -8.57 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,933.33 A$ 28,475.33 A$      -7.95 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 290.04 A$ 187.28 A$      -35.43 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 A$ 0.57 A$      +38.27 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.08 A$ 73.42 A$      +1.86 %
Sports And Leisure
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.46 A$ 81.62 A$      +35.00 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.20 A$ 23.35 A$      +35.77 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$ 22.00 A$      +22.22 %
Childcare
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,628.57 A$ 2,384.57 A$      +46.42 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,424.88 A$ 21,312.50 A$      +9.72 %
Clothing And Shoes
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 102.86 A$ 115.48 A$      +12.27 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 79.80 A$ 77.05 A$      -3.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 143.50 A$ 154.12 A$      +7.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 153.46 A$ 177.59 A$      +15.72 %
Rent Per Month
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,586.67 A$ 2,467.59 A$      +55.52 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,100.00 A$ 1,756.72 A$      +59.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,633.33 A$ 4,923.58 A$      +86.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,906.25 A$ 3,107.93 A$      +63.04 %
Buy Apartment Price
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 471.37 A$ 1,714.09 A$      +263.64 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 248.65 A$ 948.12 A$      +281.31 %
Salaries And Financing
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,440.67 A$ 6,941.83 A$      +27.59 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.89 2.76      -4.34 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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