Cost of Living Comparison Between Perth and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 7.40% higher than in Perth (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 26.03% higher than in Perth
Rent Prices in Sydney are 75.45% higher than in Perth
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 1.36% higher than in Perth
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 3.72% higher than in Perth
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 4.87% lower than in Perth
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Restaurants
Perth Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 A$ 100.00 A$      +11.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.50 A$ 12.00 A$      -4.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$ 8.00 A$      -20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 9.00 A$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.70 A$ 4.21 A$      -10.44 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.36 A$ 3.29 A$      -2.34 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.15 A$ 2.86 A$      -9.11 %
Markets
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.35 A$ 6.67 A$      +5.05 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.31 A$ 2.74 A$      +18.41 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.21 A$ 1.28 A$      +5.84 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.71 A$ 4.96 A$      +5.22 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.40 A$ 5.52 A$      +2.21 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.85 A$ 5.27 A$      +8.65 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.29 A$ 8.62 A$      +3.98 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.17 A$ 2.04 A$      -5.81 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.69 A$ 1.71 A$      +1.49 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.68 A$ 1.63 A$      -3.17 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.14 A$ 2.75 A$      +28.58 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.34 A$ 1.58 A$      +17.44 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.74 A$ 1.28 A$      +72.06 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.09 A$ 2.60 A$      +23.98 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 A$ 2.26 A$      +13.37 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 16.00 A$      +6.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.98 A$ 5.50 A$      +10.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.89 A$ 6.14 A$      +25.70 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 37.00 A$      -7.50 %
Transportation
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.50 A$      +12.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 139.00 A$ 217.39 A$      +56.40 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.60 A$ 4.65 A$      +1.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.77 A$ 3.62 A$      +30.81 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.00 A$ 56.68 A$      +15.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.58 A$ 6.02 A$      +7.96 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 A$ 30,000.00 A$      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,298.00 A$ 27,955.65 A$      +2.41 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 206.92 A$ 184.22 A$      -10.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.56 A$ 0.70 A$      +23.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 78.10 A$ 71.42 A$      -8.55 %
Sports And Leisure
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 69.20 A$ 84.53 A$      +22.16 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.15 A$ 24.28 A$      +50.30 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 19.00 A$ 20.50 A$      +7.89 %
Childcare
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,437.24 A$ 2,214.02 A$      +54.05 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,357.14 A$ 21,442.86 A$      +31.09 %
Clothing And Shoes
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.91 A$ 111.68 A$      +20.21 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 71.09 A$ 72.28 A$      +1.67 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 130.58 A$ 148.38 A$      +13.64 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 137.05 A$ 161.47 A$      +17.82 %
Rent Per Month
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,601.56 A$ 2,621.72 A$      +63.70 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,140.59 A$ 1,901.52 A$      +66.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,598.56 A$ 4,844.84 A$      +86.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,753.33 A$ 3,078.32 A$      +75.57 %
Buy Apartment Price
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 641.03 A$ 1,491.48 A$      +132.67 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 397.12 A$ 884.29 A$      +122.68 %
Salaries And Financing
Perth Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,132.43 A$ 6,153.18 A$      +19.89 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.08 2.70      -12.31 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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