Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Brisbane 

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Consumer Prices in Brisbane are 5.62% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Brisbane are 17.64% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Brisbane are 36.94% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 2.76% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Brisbane are 0.75% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Brisbane is 0.96% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$ 100.00 A$      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 14.25 A$      +18.75 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 10.00 A$      +11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.16 A$ 4.58 A$      +10.19 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.29 A$ 3.52 A$      +7.15 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.86 A$ 2.74 A$      -4.03 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.54 A$ 6.18 A$      -5.46 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.59 A$ 2.42 A$      -6.49 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.21 A$ 1.28 A$      +6.02 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.79 A$ 4.55 A$      -5.14 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.11 A$ 4.36 A$      -14.71 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.25 A$ 5.01 A$      -4.63 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.83 A$ 8.60 A$      -2.61 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.08 A$ 2.14 A$      +2.96 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.70 A$ 1.65 A$      -2.41 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.66 A$ 1.76 A$      +5.60 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 A$ 2.25 A$      -12.35 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.54 A$ 1.54 A$      -0.49 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.31 A$ 1.16 A$      -11.32 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.58 A$ 2.77 A$      +7.17 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.21 A$ 2.07 A$      -6.16 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$ 17.50 A$      +2.94 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.43 A$ 5.69 A$      +4.81 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.05 A$ 6.80 A$      +12.35 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.98 A$ 38.20 A$      +6.17 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.48 A$ 4.30 A$      -4.02 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 160.00 A$      -26.40 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.05 A$ 4.50 A$      +11.11 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 A$ 3.49 A$      -5.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$ 49.20 A$      -13.20 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.60 A$ 5.45 A$      -2.74 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 A$ 28,000.00 A$      -6.67 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,881.42 A$ 25,073.86 A$      -10.07 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 183.46 A$ 177.69 A$      -3.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.79 A$ 0.51 A$      -35.79 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.09 A$ 79.57 A$      +10.38 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.95 A$ 66.03 A$      -19.43 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.52 A$ 19.00 A$      -22.51 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -25.00 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,279.51 A$ 1,983.33 A$      -12.99 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,680.95 A$ 12,866.67 A$      -37.78 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 109.79 A$ 101.77 A$      -7.30 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 71.57 A$ 62.83 A$      -12.21 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 142.71 A$ 136.96 A$      -4.03 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 156.54 A$ 154.76 A$      -1.13 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,692.68 A$ 1,717.31 A$      -36.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,920.25 A$ 1,258.33 A$      -34.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,826.71 A$ 2,913.33 A$      -39.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,088.37 A$ 2,011.43 A$      -34.87 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,402.95 A$ 672.38 A$      -52.07 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 836.72 A$ 528.22 A$      -36.87 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Brisbane Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,980.93 A$ 4,972.99 A$      -16.85 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.76 3.40      +23.05 %
Last update: October 2021October 2021
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