Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Adelaide 

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Consumer Prices in Adelaide are 8.3% higher than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Adelaide are 9.7% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Adelaide are 36.8% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Adelaide are 39.8% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Adelaide are 5.3% higher than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Adelaide is 14.1% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.00 A$ 30.00 A$      +30.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 A$ 216.50 A$      +66.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$ 12.00 A$      +20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 14.00 A$      +16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.99 A$ 6.00 A$      +20.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.82 A$ 4.28 A$      +12.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.38 A$ 3.63 A$      +7.6 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.22 A$ 9.48 A$      +2.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.89 A$ 3.82 A$      -1.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.57 A$ 1.87 A$      +18.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.97 A$ 6.80 A$      +13.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.18 A$ 8.69 A$      +6.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.90 A$ 6.44 A$      +9.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.42 A$ 11.14 A$      +6.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.26 A$ 2.24 A$      -0.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.86 A$ 2.17 A$      +16.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.09 A$ 2.66 A$      +27.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.85 A$ 3.12 A$      +9.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.67 A$ 2.18 A$      +30.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.55 A$ 1.77 A$      +14.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.34 A$ 3.68 A$      +10.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.60 A$ 3.22 A$      +23.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.98 A$ 8.14 A$      +1.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.39 A$ 8.66 A$      +3.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 44.08 A$ 40.00 A$      -9.3 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$ 5.00 A$      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 222.50 A$ 121.83 A$      -45.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 A$ 5.00 A$      -37.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 A$ 4.83 A$      -33.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 90.00 A$ 60.00 A$      -33.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.86 A$ 7.31 A$      -7.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 41,260.50 A$ 39,000.00 A$      -5.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,211.10 A$ 32,366.67 A$      -5.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 326.59 A$ 462.06 A$      +41.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 40.50 A$ 48.46 A$      +19.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.80 A$ 94.98 A$      +13.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.21 A$ 81.27 A$      -20.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.84 A$ 30.43 A$      -4.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 23.50 A$ 23.00 A$      -2.1 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,090.44 A$ 2,100.79 A$      -32.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,194.64 A$ 17,875.44 A$      -31.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 115.15 A$ 140.25 A$      +21.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 103.90 A$ 117.15 A$      +12.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 175.61 A$ 210.43 A$      +19.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 216.17 A$ 234.00 A$      +8.3 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,348.36 A$ 2,205.28 A$      -34.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,360.84 A$ 1,657.46 A$      -29.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,624.30 A$ 3,871.86 A$      -41.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,006.03 A$ 2,589.52 A$      -35.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,428.51 A$ 1,102.10 A$      -54.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,538.29 A$ 716.07 A$      -53.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,738.37 A$ 4,454.36 A$      -22.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.44 6.55      +1.7 %
Last update: March 2024February 2024
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