Cost of Living Comparison Between Adelaide and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 10.77% higher than in Adelaide (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 31.53% higher than in Adelaide
Rent Prices in Sydney are 87.01% higher than in Adelaide
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 8.54% higher than in Adelaide
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 0.43% higher than in Adelaide
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 2.37% lower than in Adelaide
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Restaurants
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 A$ 17.50 A$      +2.94 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$ 100.00 A$      +25.00 %
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) 9.00 A$ 8.00 A$      -11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.29 A$ 4.16 A$      -2.94 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.40 A$ 3.11 A$      -8.60 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.69 A$ 2.66 A$      -1.25 %
Markets
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.68 A$ 6.39 A$      +12.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.47 A$ 2.41 A$      -2.21 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.19 A$ 1.14 A$      -4.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.66 A$ 4.71 A$      +1.00 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.73 A$ 5.04 A$      +6.48 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.72 A$ 5.04 A$      +6.75 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.81 A$ 8.60 A$      +10.11 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.98 A$ 2.17 A$      +9.50 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.60 A$ 1.53 A$      -4.00 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.49 A$ 1.57 A$      +4.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.04 A$ 2.44 A$      +19.49 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.28 A$ 1.49 A$      +16.32 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 A$ 1.24 A$      +17.69 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00 A$ 2.56 A$      -14.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.12 A$ 1.98 A$      -6.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.50 A$ 15.00 A$      -3.23 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.89 A$ 5.07 A$      -14.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.12 A$ 6.17 A$      +0.80 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 35.50 A$      -11.25 %
Transportation
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.14 A$ 4.00 A$      -3.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 101.00 A$ 217.39 A$      +115.24 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 A$ 4.10 A$      -8.89 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.01 A$ 3.54 A$      +17.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.30 A$ 56.68 A$      +44.22 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.33 A$ 5.31 A$      -0.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,400.00 A$ 28,732.00 A$      +4.86 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,214.76 A$ 25,789.82 A$      +2.28 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 233.02 A$ 195.05 A$      -16.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.51 A$ 0.76 A$      +49.95 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.70 A$ 73.74 A$      +7.34 %
Sports And Leisure
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.81 A$ 82.82 A$      +40.82 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.90 A$ 23.95 A$      +169.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 A$ 20.00 A$      +33.33 %
Childcare
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,163.22 A$ 2,353.05 A$      +102.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,460.29 A$ 22,030.77 A$      -1.91 %
Clothing And Shoes
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 96.86 A$ 102.07 A$      +5.38 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.05 A$ 63.79 A$      +2.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 120.36 A$ 139.89 A$      +16.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.74 A$ 153.92 A$      +26.43 %
Rent Per Month
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,433.33 A$ 2,588.43 A$      +80.59 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,045.94 A$ 1,899.38 A$      +81.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,465.50 A$ 4,777.40 A$      +93.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,651.27 A$ 3,070.13 A$      +85.93 %
Buy Apartment Price
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 445.28 A$ 1,235.37 A$      +177.44 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 313.52 A$ 781.12 A$      +149.15 %
Salaries And Financing
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,576.04 A$ 5,876.38 A$      +28.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.67 3.24      -11.62 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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