Cost of Living Comparison Between Perth and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 1.3% higher than in Perth (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 14.2% higher than in Perth
Rent Prices in Sydney are 41.8% higher than in Perth
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 8.9% lower than in Perth
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 1.5% higher than in Perth
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 11.0% lower than in Perth
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Restaurants
Perth Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.00 A$ 23.00 A$      -4.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 A$ 130.00 A$      -13.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.97 A$ 15.00 A$      -6.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 A$ 10.00 A$      -16.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.54 A$ 4.95 A$      -10.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.05 A$ 3.81 A$      -5.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.35 A$ 3.40 A$      +1.6 %
Markets
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.02 A$ 9.10 A$      -9.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.33 A$ 3.86 A$      +15.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.60 A$ 1.59 A$      -0.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.48 A$ 5.96 A$      -8.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.17 A$ 8.72 A$      +21.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.32 A$ 5.87 A$      -7.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.46 A$ 10.63 A$      +12.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.42 A$ 2.34 A$      -3.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.88 A$ 1.87 A$      -0.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.24 A$ 2.13 A$      -4.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.74 A$ 2.96 A$      +8.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.70 A$ 1.72 A$      +1.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 A$ 1.58 A$      +14.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.68 A$ 3.41 A$      -7.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.77 A$ 2.82 A$      +1.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.50 A$ 20.00 A$      +14.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.02 A$ 8.06 A$      +0.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.25 A$ 8.49 A$      -8.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 46.00 A$ 44.00 A$      -4.3 %
Transportation
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.60 A$ 5.00 A$      +8.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 168.00 A$ 225.00 A$      +33.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.50 A$ 8.00 A$      +6.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 A$ 7.24 A$      +50.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 85.00 A$ 90.00 A$      +5.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.20 A$ 7.85 A$      +9.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,000.00 A$ 41,260.50 A$      +3.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,875.76 A$ 34,211.10 A$      -1.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 358.87 A$ 318.05 A$      -11.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 48.29 A$ 40.63 A$      -15.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 88.50 A$ 83.24 A$      -5.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 69.94 A$ 104.25 A$      +49.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.47 A$ 31.84 A$      +35.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 A$ 25.00 A$      0.0 %
Childcare
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,541.00 A$ 3,060.88 A$      +20.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,374.00 A$ 27,773.03 A$      +43.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 133.86 A$ 118.83 A$      -11.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 114.44 A$ 103.90 A$      -9.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 185.35 A$ 174.79 A$      -5.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 230.55 A$ 214.28 A$      -7.1 %
Rent Per Month
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,692.80 A$ 3,326.83 A$      +23.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,935.93 A$ 2,322.94 A$      +20.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,923.17 A$ 6,542.33 A$      +66.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,878.48 A$ 4,015.15 A$      +39.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,093.72 A$ 2,415.23 A$      +120.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 871.35 A$ 1,538.29 A$      +76.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,582.28 A$ 5,673.03 A$      +1.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.48 6.48      +0.0 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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