Cost of Living Comparison Between Adelaide and Sydney 

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Cost of Living in Sydney is 3.4% lower than in Adelaide (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Sydney is 14.1% higher than in Adelaide
Rent Prices in Sydney are 58.4% higher than in Adelaide
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 22.6% lower than in Adelaide
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 0.9% lower than in Adelaide
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 8.5% higher than in Adelaide
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Restaurants
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 A$ 24.12 A$      -19.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.00 A$ 120.00 A$      -33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 A$ 10.32 A$      -14.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.50 A$ 12.00 A$      -4.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.68 A$ 5.03 A$      -11.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.11 A$ 3.81 A$      -7.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.52 A$ 3.19 A$      -9.4 %
Markets
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.15 A$ 9.02 A$      +10.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.60 A$ 3.79 A$      +5.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.72 A$ 1.60 A$      -7.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.64 A$ 6.09 A$      -8.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.67 A$ 7.64 A$      -0.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.34 A$ 5.78 A$      -8.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.82 A$ 9.64 A$      -10.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.16 A$ 2.21 A$      +2.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.08 A$ 1.92 A$      -7.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.70 A$ 2.12 A$      -21.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.13 A$ 2.92 A$      -6.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.07 A$ 1.69 A$      -18.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 A$ 1.57 A$      -9.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.51 A$ 3.39 A$      -3.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.01 A$ 2.13 A$      -29.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.90 A$ 7.07 A$      -10.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.84 A$ 8.24 A$      -6.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 50.00 A$      +25.0 %
Transportation
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.30 A$ 5.00 A$      +16.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 116.05 A$ 217.39 A$      +87.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 A$ 6.90 A$      +38.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 A$ 8.05 A$      +66.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 A$ 85.00 A$      +41.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.20 A$ 7.68 A$      +6.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,595.00 A$ 44,423.00 A$      +12.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,346.73 A$ 34,735.68 A$      +4.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 449.32 A$ 301.80 A$      -32.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 40.29 A$ 39.69 A$      -1.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 89.40 A$ 77.94 A$      -12.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 69.15 A$ 87.76 A$      +26.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.07 A$ 29.59 A$      +5.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.50 A$ 24.00 A$      +17.1 %
Childcare
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,100.79 A$ 3,110.00 A$      +48.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,287.90 A$ 27,336.72 A$      +58.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 136.20 A$ 110.93 A$      -18.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 106.12 A$ 90.39 A$      -14.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 201.62 A$ 162.92 A$      -19.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 202.36 A$ 192.09 A$      -5.1 %
Rent Per Month
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,118.62 A$ 3,270.79 A$      +54.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,605.64 A$ 2,281.44 A$      +42.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,733.30 A$ 6,450.94 A$      +72.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,495.35 A$ 3,766.81 A$      +51.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 925.96 A$ 2,121.70 A$      +129.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 566.52 A$ 1,331.60 A$      +135.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Adelaide Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,075.05 A$ 6,283.96 A$      +23.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.29 6.35      +1.0 %
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