Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Adelaide 

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Consumer Prices in Adelaide are 8.65% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Adelaide are 18.78% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Adelaide are 36.72% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Adelaide are 14.17% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Adelaide are 2.58% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Adelaide is 6.24% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.00 A$ 17.00 A$      -26.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 115.00 A$ 100.00 A$      -13.04 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.72 A$ 12.50 A$      -8.93 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 9.60 A$      +6.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.54 A$ 4.92 A$      +8.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.30 A$ 3.53 A$      +6.94 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.91 A$ 2.58 A$      -11.43 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.11 A$ 5.76 A$      -18.98 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.03 A$ 2.52 A$      -16.82 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.25 A$ 1.42 A$      +13.03 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.01 A$ 4.82 A$      -3.96 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.01 A$ 5.49 A$      +9.62 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.28 A$ 4.87 A$      -7.68 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.16 A$ 9.83 A$      +7.28 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.91 A$ 1.86 A$      -2.27 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.59 A$ 1.68 A$      +5.69 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.74 A$ 1.77 A$      +1.52 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.54 A$ 2.80 A$      -20.89 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 A$ 1.44 A$      -3.37 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 A$ 1.17 A$      -3.45 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.71 A$ 3.40 A$      -8.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 A$ 1.92 A$      -12.51 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 A$ 17.00 A$      +6.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.08 A$ 6.06 A$      -0.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.01 A$ 6.65 A$      -5.11 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 39.33 A$      -1.68 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.60 A$ 4.25 A$      -7.61 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 105.00 A$      -51.70 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 A$ 4.75 A$      +5.56 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.51 A$ 3.92 A$      -13.04 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 59.80 A$ 39.65 A$      -33.70 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.74 A$ 7.46 A$      -3.68 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 A$ 33,500.00 A$      -4.29 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,029.26 A$ 30,340.00 A$      +4.52 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 178.29 A$ 323.93 A$      +81.69 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.64 A$ 0.41 A$      -35.74 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.51 A$ 71.31 A$      -3.00 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.87 A$ 61.18 A$      -27.91 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.58 A$ 17.20 A$      -23.82 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 21.50 A$ 18.00 A$      -16.28 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,383.38 A$ 1,628.57 A$      -31.67 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,176.47 A$ 19,424.88 A$      -8.27 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 111.48 A$ 99.38 A$      -10.86 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 73.61 A$ 70.62 A$      -4.07 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 154.06 A$ 136.44 A$      -11.44 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 175.78 A$ 146.33 A$      -16.75 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,439.96 A$ 1,702.86 A$      -30.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,773.38 A$ 1,150.00 A$      -35.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,713.32 A$ 2,800.00 A$      -40.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,136.88 A$ 1,981.25 A$      -36.84 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,593.98 A$ 522.98 A$      -67.19 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 918.85 A$ 248.65 A$      -72.94 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Adelaide Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,762.38 A$ 5,835.64 A$      -13.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.79 2.97      +6.38 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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