Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 2.6% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 2.9% higher than in Vancouver
Rent Prices in Sydney are 3.4% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 8.9% lower than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 2.9% lower than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 17.8% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(28.24 A$)
21.95 C$
(24.79 A$)
     -12.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$
(135.53 A$)
106.25 C$
(120.00 A$)
     -11.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.45 C$
(16.31 A$)
13.28 C$
(15.00 A$)
     -8.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$
(9.04 A$)
9.25 C$
(10.45 A$)
     +15.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 C$
(10.16 A$)
10.62 C$
(12.00 A$)
     +18.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.39 C$
(6.08 A$)
4.47 C$
(5.05 A$)
     -17.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.05 C$
(3.45 A$)
3.47 C$
(3.92 A$)
     +13.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 C$
(2.98 A$)
2.89 C$
(3.26 A$)
     +9.6 %
Markets
Vancouver Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.57 C$
(13.07 A$)
7.79 C$
(8.80 A$)
     -32.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.84 C$
(4.34 A$)
3.47 C$
(3.92 A$)
     -9.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.78 C$
(3.14 A$)
1.37 C$
(1.55 A$)
     -50.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.01 C$
(6.79 A$)
5.49 C$
(6.20 A$)
     -8.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.37 C$
(10.59 A$)
7.40 C$
(8.36 A$)
     -21.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.50 C$
(10.73 A$)
5.14 C$
(5.81 A$)
     -45.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.93 C$
(12.34 A$)
9.29 C$
(10.49 A$)
     -15.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.90 C$
(3.27 A$)
1.96 C$
(2.22 A$)
     -32.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$
(0.96 A$)
1.67 C$
(1.89 A$)
     +97.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 C$
(2.64 A$)
1.97 C$
(2.22 A$)
     -15.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.96 C$
(3.35 A$)
2.64 C$
(2.99 A$)
     -10.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.00 C$
(2.26 A$)
1.49 C$
(1.69 A$)
     -25.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 C$
(1.94 A$)
1.42 C$
(1.61 A$)
     -17.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.57 C$
(4.04 A$)
2.97 C$
(3.35 A$)
     -17.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.56 C$
(2.89 A$)
2.18 C$
(2.46 A$)
     -15.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$
(22.59 A$)
17.71 C$
(20.00 A$)
     -11.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.79 C$
(5.40 A$)
7.18 C$
(8.11 A$)
     +50.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.75 C$
(5.36 A$)
7.53 C$
(8.51 A$)
     +58.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.57 C$
(23.24 A$)
44.27 C$
(50.00 A$)
     +115.2 %
Transportation
Vancouver Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$
(3.56 A$)
4.43 C$
(5.00 A$)
     +40.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 C$
(158.12 A$)
194.79 C$
(220.00 A$)
     +39.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$
(4.52 A$)
7.08 C$
(8.00 A$)
     +77.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.64 C$
(4.11 A$)
6.41 C$
(7.24 A$)
     +76.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.59 C$
(41.33 A$)
79.69 C$
(90.00 A$)
     +117.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.41 C$
(8.37 A$)
6.88 C$
(7.77 A$)
     -7.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$
(38,376.10 A$)
36,531.83 C$
(41,260.50 A$)
     +7.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,345.04 C$
(32,014.02 A$)
30,243.73 C$
(34,158.47 A$)
     +6.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.90 C$
(194.15 A$)
297.91 C$
(336.47 A$)
     +73.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.44 C$
(75.04 A$)
35.55 C$
(40.15 A$)
     -46.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.27 C$
(92.92 A$)
74.49 C$
(84.13 A$)
     -9.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.26 C$
(71.45 A$)
87.23 C$
(98.52 A$)
     +37.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.10 C$
(22.71 A$)
28.89 C$
(32.63 A$)
     +43.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$
(20.33 A$)
21.25 C$
(24.00 A$)
     +18.1 %
Childcare
Vancouver Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,478.95 C$
(1,670.38 A$)
2,736.26 C$
(3,090.44 A$)
     +85.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,100.00 C$
(22,701.74 A$)
23,820.99 C$
(26,904.38 A$)
     +18.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.16 C$
(104.09 A$)
106.82 C$
(120.65 A$)
     +15.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.43 C$
(72.78 A$)
91.94 C$
(103.84 A$)
     +42.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.00 C$
(158.12 A$)
152.84 C$
(172.62 A$)
     +9.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 183.64 C$
(207.41 A$)
190.82 C$
(215.52 A$)
     +3.9 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,792.20 C$
(3,153.62 A$)
3,011.08 C$
(3,400.83 A$)
     +7.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,313.60 C$
(2,613.08 A$)
2,099.38 C$
(2,371.12 A$)
     -9.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,099.12 C$
(5,759.15 A$)
5,982.07 C$
(6,756.39 A$)
     +17.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,877.31 C$
(4,379.19 A$)
3,456.09 C$
(3,903.44 A$)
     -10.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,508.81 C$
(1,704.10 A$)
2,119.75 C$
(2,394.13 A$)
     +40.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,000.17 C$
(1,129.64 A$)
1,345.06 C$
(1,519.17 A$)
     +34.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,288.81 C$
(4,843.96 A$)
5,199.17 C$
(5,872.15 A$)
     +21.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.62 6.48      -2.2 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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