Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 4.9% higher than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 14.6% higher than in Sydney
Rent Prices in London are 29.5% higher than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in London are 31.6% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in London are 18.9% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in London is 9.5% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 A$
(12.98 £)
38.51 A$
(20.00 £)
     +54.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$
(62.33 £)
154.03 A$
(80.00 £)
     +28.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$
(7.79 £)
15.40 A$
(8.00 £)
     +2.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 11.00 A$
(5.71 £)
12.51 A$
(6.50 £)
     +13.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$
(6.23 £)
10.59 A$
(5.50 £)
     -11.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.07 A$
(2.63 £)
6.90 A$
(3.58 £)
     +36.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.03 A$
(2.10 £)
3.75 A$
(1.95 £)
     -7.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.30 A$
(1.71 £)
3.04 A$
(1.58 £)
     -7.8 %
Markets
Sydney Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.87 A$
(4.61 £)
9.53 A$
(4.95 £)
     +7.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.89 A$
(2.02 £)
2.73 A$
(1.42 £)
     -29.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.58 A$
(0.82 £)
1.73 A$
(0.90 £)
     +9.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.25 A$
(3.25 £)
6.33 A$
(3.29 £)
     +1.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.51 A$
(4.42 £)
6.70 A$
(3.48 £)
     -21.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.88 A$
(3.05 £)
6.65 A$
(3.45 £)
     +13.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.50 A$
(5.45 £)
11.08 A$
(5.75 £)
     +5.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.22 A$
(1.15 £)
2.14 A$
(1.11 £)
     -3.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.91 A$
(0.99 £)
1.11 A$
(0.58 £)
     -41.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.16 A$
(1.12 £)
2.27 A$
(1.18 £)
     +5.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.98 A$
(1.55 £)
2.63 A$
(1.37 £)
     -11.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.71 A$
(0.89 £)
1.10 A$
(0.57 £)
     -36.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.59 A$
(0.82 £)
1.05 A$
(0.54 £)
     -34.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.39 A$
(1.76 £)
1.79 A$
(0.93 £)
     -47.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.56 A$
(1.33 £)
2.42 A$
(1.25 £)
     -5.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$
(10.39 £)
17.81 A$
(9.25 £)
     -11.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.05 A$
(4.18 £)
3.95 A$
(2.05 £)
     -50.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.65 A$
(4.49 £)
4.64 A$
(2.41 £)
     -46.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 A$
(25.97 £)
28.88 A$
(15.00 £)
     -42.2 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$
(2.60 £)
5.39 A$
(2.80 £)
     +7.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 220.00 A$
(114.27 £)
385.06 A$
(200.00 £)
     +75.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 A$
(4.16 £)
7.70 A$
(4.00 £)
     -3.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 A$
(3.76 £)
6.03 A$
(3.13 £)
     -16.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 90.00 A$
(46.75 £)
57.76 A$
(30.00 £)
     -35.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.78 A$
(4.04 £)
11.04 A$
(5.73 £)
     +41.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 42,500.00 A$
(22,074.26 £)
52,522.71 A$
(27,280.00 £)
     +23.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,138.62 A$
(17,731.41 £)
49,789.96 A$
(25,860.62 £)
     +45.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 332.33 A$
(172.61 £)
552.64 A$
(287.04 £)
     +66.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 40.88 A$
(21.23 £)
29.13 A$
(15.13 £)
     -28.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.06 A$
(43.14 £)
59.93 A$
(31.12 £)
     -27.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 98.61 A$
(51.22 £)
90.53 A$
(47.02 £)
     -8.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.82 A$
(17.05 £)
26.78 A$
(13.91 £)
     -18.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 24.00 A$
(12.47 £)
28.88 A$
(15.00 £)
     +20.3 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,207.62 A$
(1,666.02 £)
3,543.24 A$
(1,840.34 £)
     +10.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,337.50 A$
(13,679.55 £)
38,611.82 A$
(20,054.76 £)
     +46.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 122.60 A$
(63.68 £)
158.35 A$
(82.24 £)
     +29.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 102.35 A$
(53.16 £)
76.95 A$
(39.97 £)
     -24.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 174.30 A$
(90.53 £)
170.31 A$
(88.46 £)
     -2.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 215.46 A$
(111.91 £)
180.66 A$
(93.83 £)
     -16.2 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,383.01 A$
(1,757.12 £)
4,308.86 A$
(2,238.00 £)
     +27.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,366.09 A$
(1,228.93 £)
3,128.00 A$
(1,624.67 £)
     +32.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,794.25 A$
(3,528.90 £)
8,321.94 A$
(4,322.37 £)
     +22.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,897.56 A$
(2,024.37 £)
5,527.69 A$
(2,871.05 £)
     +41.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,394.13 A$
(1,243.50 £)
2,524.48 A$
(1,311.20 £)
     +5.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,519.17 A$
(789.05 £)
1,379.45 A$
(716.48 £)
     -9.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,934.33 A$
(3,082.26 £)
6,153.26 A$
(3,195.97 £)
     +3.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.47 5.60      -13.6 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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