Cost of Living Comparison Between Perth and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 2.4% higher than in Perth (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 14.0% higher than in Perth
Rent Prices in Sydney are 39.6% higher than in Perth
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 0.8% higher than in Perth
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 1.0% higher than in Perth
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 6.3% higher than in Perth
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Restaurants
Perth Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 A$ 25.00 A$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$ 130.00 A$      +8.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 11.00 A$ 10.00 A$      -9.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 10.00 A$      -16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.23 A$ 4.71 A$      -9.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.08 A$ 3.44 A$      -15.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.46 A$ 3.25 A$      -6.1 %
Markets
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.84 A$ 8.89 A$      -9.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.84 A$ 3.37 A$      +18.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.48 A$ 1.42 A$      -3.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.40 A$ 6.04 A$      -5.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.66 A$ 6.28 A$      +11.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.02 A$ 5.58 A$      -7.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.98 A$ 9.17 A$      -8.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.36 A$ 2.05 A$      -13.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.73 A$ 1.65 A$      -4.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.88 A$ 1.79 A$      -4.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.96 A$ 3.45 A$      +16.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.43 A$ 1.72 A$      +20.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 A$ 1.50 A$      +32.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00 A$ 4.15 A$      +38.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 A$ 2.31 A$      -5.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 A$ 18.00 A$      -5.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.75 A$ 6.69 A$      -0.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.65 A$ 7.34 A$      -4.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 41.00 A$      +2.5 %
Transportation
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 5.00 A$      +25.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$ 217.39 A$      +44.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.54 A$ 5.00 A$      -23.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.99 A$ 4.51 A$      +50.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 85.00 A$ 60.00 A$      -29.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.45 A$ 7.73 A$      +3.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,000.00 A$ 35,000.00 A$      +2.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,470.27 A$ 29,978.74 A$      +1.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 304.88 A$ 250.22 A$      -17.9 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.98 A$ 0.90 A$      -8.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 87.77 A$ 79.99 A$      -8.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 73.62 A$ 88.91 A$      +20.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.56 A$ 26.15 A$      +40.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22.00 A$ 23.00 A$      +4.5 %
Childcare
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,402.54 A$ 2,494.52 A$      +3.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,832.00 A$ 23,233.33 A$      +1.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 113.09 A$ 120.28 A$      +6.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 86.97 A$ 84.20 A$      -3.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 178.39 A$ 174.48 A$      -2.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 208.34 A$ 196.06 A$      -5.9 %
Rent Per Month
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,357.00 A$ 2,870.39 A$      +21.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,762.04 A$ 2,089.58 A$      +18.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,686.00 A$ 5,904.88 A$      +60.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,613.28 A$ 3,651.03 A$      +39.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 853.22 A$ 1,983.02 A$      +132.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 690.67 A$ 1,203.90 A$      +74.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,271.27 A$ 6,389.48 A$      +21.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.09 4.21      -17.2 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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