Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Manchester 

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Consumer Prices in Manchester are 12.8% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manchester are 22.8% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Manchester are 38.3% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Manchester are 4.7% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Manchester are 23.5% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Manchester is 5.3% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Manchester Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.00 A$
(11.96 £)
28.86 A$
(15.00 £)
     +25.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 A$
(67.57 £)
115.43 A$
(60.00 £)
     -11.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$
(7.80 £)
15.39 A$
(8.00 £)
     +2.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$
(5.20 £)
9.62 A$
(5.00 £)
     -3.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$
(6.24 £)
9.62 A$
(5.00 £)
     -19.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.97 A$
(2.58 £)
6.71 A$
(3.49 £)
     +35.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.81 A$
(1.98 £)
3.83 A$
(1.99 £)
     +0.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.41 A$
(1.77 £)
2.75 A$
(1.43 £)
     -19.2 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Manchester Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.10 A$
(4.73 £)
8.73 A$
(4.54 £)
     -4.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.85 A$
(2.00 £)
1.98 A$
(1.03 £)
     -48.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.59 A$
(0.83 £)
1.63 A$
(0.85 £)
     +2.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.93 A$
(3.08 £)
6.17 A$
(3.21 £)
     +4.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.72 A$
(4.53 £)
5.75 A$
(2.99 £)
     -34.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.86 A$
(3.04 £)
5.51 A$
(2.86 £)
     -5.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.63 A$
(5.52 £)
9.51 A$
(4.94 £)
     -10.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.33 A$
(1.21 £)
2.23 A$
(1.16 £)
     -3.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.85 A$
(0.96 £)
1.00 A$
(0.52 £)
     -46.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.13 A$
(1.11 £)
2.34 A$
(1.22 £)
     +9.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.96 A$
(1.54 £)
2.65 A$
(1.38 £)
     -10.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.72 A$
(0.89 £)
1.44 A$
(0.75 £)
     -16.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.58 A$
(0.82 £)
0.98 A$
(0.51 £)
     -38.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.41 A$
(1.77 £)
1.52 A$
(0.79 £)
     -55.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.82 A$
(1.47 £)
1.84 A$
(0.96 £)
     -34.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$
(10.40 £)
15.39 A$
(8.00 £)
     -23.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.06 A$
(4.19 £)
5.29 A$
(2.75 £)
     -34.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.49 A$
(4.41 £)
7.12 A$
(3.70 £)
     -16.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 44.00 A$
(22.87 £)
25.49 A$
(13.25 £)
     -42.1 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Manchester Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$
(2.60 £)
3.85 A$
(2.00 £)
     -23.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 225.00 A$
(116.95 £)
153.91 A$
(80.00 £)
     -31.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 A$
(4.16 £)
6.35 A$
(3.30 £)
     -20.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 A$
(3.76 £)
4.37 A$
(2.27 £)
     -39.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 90.00 A$
(46.78 £)
35.78 A$
(18.60 £)
     -60.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.81 A$
(4.06 £)
10.99 A$
(5.71 £)
     +40.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 41,260.50 A$
(21,446.93 £)
54,415.87 A$
(28,285.00 £)
     +31.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,211.10 A$
(17,782.70 £)
51,165.21 A$
(26,595.33 £)
     +49.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Manchester Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 318.05 A$
(165.32 £)
492.45 A$
(255.97 £)
     +54.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 40.51 A$
(21.06 £)
32.59 A$
(16.94 £)
     -19.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.17 A$
(43.23 £)
57.05 A$
(29.65 £)
     -31.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Manchester Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 104.14 A$
(54.13 £)
55.23 A$
(28.71 £)
     -47.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 31.84 A$
(16.55 £)
19.79 A$
(10.29 £)
     -37.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 A$
(12.99 £)
17.31 A$
(9.00 £)
     -30.7 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Manchester Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,060.88 A$
(1,591.02 £)
2,376.79 A$
(1,235.44 £)
     -22.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,773.03 A$
(14,436.23 £)
21,162.26 A$
(11,000.00 £)
     -23.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Manchester Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 120.21 A$
(62.48 £)
122.79 A$
(63.82 £)
     +2.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 103.90 A$
(54.00 £)
58.28 A$
(30.29 £)
     -43.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 175.44 A$
(91.19 £)
134.67 A$
(70.00 £)
     -23.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 212.96 A$
(110.70 £)
127.45 A$
(66.25 £)
     -40.2 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Manchester Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,326.94 A$
(1,729.32 £)
2,246.77 A$
(1,167.86 £)
     -32.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,322.94 A$
(1,207.45 £)
1,664.12 A$
(865.00 £)
     -28.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,542.33 A$
(3,400.66 £)
3,720.71 A$
(1,934.00 £)
     -43.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,015.15 A$
(2,087.05 £)
2,372.74 A$
(1,233.33 £)
     -40.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Manchester Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,415.23 A$
(1,255.42 £)
717.42 A$
(372.91 £)
     -70.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,538.29 A$
(799.59 £)
482.57 A$
(250.84 £)
     -68.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Manchester Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,673.03 A$
(2,948.80 £)
4,142.78 A$
(2,153.39 £)
     -27.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.48 6.21      -4.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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