Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Adelaide 

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Consumer Prices in Adelaide are 7.56% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Adelaide are 22.40% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Adelaide are 45.57% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Adelaide are 8.73% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Adelaide are 2.95% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Adelaide is 4.79% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$ 17.00 A$      -5.56 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$ 80.00 A$      -20.00 %
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) 8.50 A$ 9.00 A$      +5.88 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.04 A$ 4.35 A$      +7.66 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.16 A$ 3.37 A$      +6.65 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.70 A$ 2.71 A$      +0.21 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.43 A$ 5.60 A$      -12.91 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.42 A$ 2.61 A$      +7.52 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.14 A$ 1.10 A$      -3.58 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.78 A$ 4.90 A$      +2.66 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.03 A$ 4.95 A$      -1.56 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.97 A$ 4.66 A$      -6.36 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.47 A$ 8.49 A$      +0.16 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.20 A$ 2.01 A$      -8.65 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 A$ 1.57 A$      +1.81 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 A$ 1.53 A$      -2.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.38 A$ 2.11 A$      -11.11 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.51 A$ 1.32 A$      -12.59 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 A$ 1.07 A$      -17.30 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.58 A$ 3.00 A$      +16.17 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.99 A$ 2.16 A$      +8.71 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 17.00 A$      +13.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.99 A$ 5.62 A$      +12.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.81 A$ 6.03 A$      +3.78 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$ 41.00 A$      +17.14 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.25 A$      +6.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 101.00 A$      -53.54 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.35 A$ 4.50 A$      +3.45 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.99 A$ 3.22 A$      -19.35 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$ 39.30 A$      -30.66 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.17 A$ 5.38 A$      +4.08 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,995.00 A$ 27,800.00 A$      -7.32 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,997.26 A$ 25,500.48 A$      -5.54 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 180.02 A$ 245.49 A$      +36.37 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.78 A$ 0.50 A$      -36.09 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.95 A$ 72.80 A$      +2.61 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.53 A$ 59.87 A$      -19.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.11 A$ 7.79 A$      -68.98 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -25.00 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,302.91 A$ 1,164.53 A$      -49.43 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,965.00 A$ 22,460.29 A$      +12.50 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 104.76 A$ 97.00 A$      -7.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 67.31 A$ 68.10 A$      +1.17 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 143.03 A$ 125.57 A$      -12.21 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 149.46 A$ 133.42 A$      -10.74 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,657.12 A$ 1,452.94 A$      -45.32 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,913.86 A$ 1,068.81 A$      -44.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,887.41 A$ 2,542.63 A$      -47.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,996.71 A$ 1,714.35 A$      -42.79 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,339.97 A$ 432.55 A$      -67.72 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 828.10 A$ 270.55 A$      -67.33 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,098.26 A$ 4,505.68 A$      -26.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.04 3.43      +12.81 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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