Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Perth 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Cost of Living in Perth is 1.5% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Perth is 14.1% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Perth are 33.3% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Perth are 7.3% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Perth are 1.2% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Perth is 9.5% higher than in Sydney
Currency: Sticky Currency      Switch to metric measurement units
Restaurants
Sydney Edit Perth Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.50 A$ 20.00 A$      -14.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$ 150.00 A$      +25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 18.00 A$      +20.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.20 A$ 11.50 A$      +12.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.02 A$ 5.47 A$      +9.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.87 A$ 3.90 A$      +0.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.15 A$ 3.46 A$      +9.7 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.48 A$ 9.59 A$      +13.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.78 A$ 3.37 A$      -10.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.54 A$ 1.45 A$      -6.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.08 A$ 6.42 A$      +5.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.69 A$ 7.19 A$      -6.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.83 A$ 6.26 A$      +7.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.81 A$ 9.75 A$      -0.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.20 A$ 2.32 A$      +5.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.89 A$ 1.82 A$      -3.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.08 A$ 2.18 A$      +4.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.87 A$ 2.67 A$      -7.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 A$ 1.61 A$      -2.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.52 A$ 1.32 A$      -13.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.37 A$ 3.39 A$      +0.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.24 A$ 2.52 A$      +12.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 15.50 A$      -22.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.98 A$ 7.21 A$      +3.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.99 A$ 8.27 A$      +3.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 A$ 49.00 A$      -2.0 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$ 4.85 A$      -3.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 218.70 A$ 168.00 A$      -23.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 A$ 7.00 A$      +1.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 A$ 5.63 A$      -22.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 85.00 A$ 76.00 A$      -10.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.74 A$ 7.10 A$      -8.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 43,711.50 A$ 40,000.00 A$      -8.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,728.05 A$ 35,822.74 A$      +6.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 290.93 A$ 312.11 A$      +7.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 39.49 A$ 46.54 A$      +17.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.83 A$ 80.36 A$      +3.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 88.93 A$ 67.18 A$      -24.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.98 A$ 23.83 A$      -20.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 24.00 A$ 24.50 A$      +2.1 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,137.89 A$ 2,445.00 A$      -22.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,043.75 A$ 18,100.00 A$      -24.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 111.70 A$ 123.79 A$      +10.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 91.79 A$ 83.53 A$      -9.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 165.78 A$ 160.80 A$      -3.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 193.92 A$ 177.11 A$      -8.7 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,286.17 A$ 2,364.86 A$      -28.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,255.04 A$ 1,750.04 A$      -22.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,581.88 A$ 3,702.12 A$      -43.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,669.89 A$ 2,726.83 A$      -25.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,054.57 A$ 972.73 A$      -52.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,286.34 A$ 630.72 A$      -51.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Perth Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,318.64 A$ 5,945.95 A$      -5.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.32 6.45      +2.0 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
Contributors in the past 12 months:402197