Cost of Living Comparison Between Vancouver and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 13.91% higher than in Vancouver (without rent)
Rent Prices in Sydney are 19.19% higher than in Vancouver
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 3.57% higher than in Vancouver
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 1.18% higher than in Vancouver
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 5.38% higher than in Vancouver
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Restaurants
Vancouver[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$
(20.84 A$)
17.27 C$
(18.00 A$)
     -13.65 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(83.38 A$)
95.95 C$
(100.00 A$)
     +19.94 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.12 C$
(10.55 A$)
11.51 C$
(12.00 A$)
     +13.72 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(7.30 A$)
7.68 C$
(8.00 A$)
     +9.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$
(7.30 A$)
7.68 C$
(8.00 A$)
     +9.66 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.44 C$
(4.63 A$)
4.01 C$
(4.18 A$)
     -9.77 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 C$
(2.36 A$)
3.03 C$
(3.15 A$)
     +33.50 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 C$
(1.97 A$)
2.57 C$
(2.68 A$)
     +36.08 %
Markets
Vancouver[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.48 C$
(8.83 A$)
6.08 C$
(6.33 A$)
     -28.31 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.86 C$
(2.99 A$)
2.24 C$
(2.33 A$)
     -21.93 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.00 C$
(2.09 A$)
1.08 C$
(1.13 A$)
     -45.85 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.91 C$
(4.08 A$)
4.55 C$
(4.75 A$)
     +16.44 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.10 C$
(8.44 A$)
5.05 C$
(5.26 A$)
     -37.64 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.50 C$
(7.82 A$)
4.76 C$
(4.96 A$)
     -36.50 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.13 C$
(10.56 A$)
8.07 C$
(8.41 A$)
     -20.40 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 C$
(1.87 A$)
2.11 C$
(2.20 A$)
     +17.85 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 C$
(0.85 A$)
1.48 C$
(1.54 A$)
     +81.16 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 C$
(1.87 A$)
1.46 C$
(1.53 A$)
     -18.51 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.96 C$
(2.04 A$)
2.45 C$
(2.55 A$)
     +25.16 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.45 C$
(1.51 A$)
1.42 C$
(1.48 A$)
     -1.79 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.47 C$
(1.53 A$)
1.20 C$
(1.25 A$)
     -18.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.73 C$
(2.85 A$)
2.55 C$
(2.66 A$)
     -6.59 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.49 C$
(2.59 A$)
2.02 C$
(2.11 A$)
     -18.80 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$
(18.76 A$)
14.39 C$
(15.00 A$)
     -20.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.71 C$
(3.87 A$)
5.50 C$
(5.73 A$)
     +48.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.56 C$
(4.75 A$)
6.05 C$
(6.31 A$)
     +32.82 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.20 C$
(15.84 A$)
33.58 C$
(35.00 A$)
     +120.93 %
Transportation
Vancouver[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$
(3.13 A$)
3.84 C$
(4.00 A$)
     +27.93 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 C$
(102.14 A$)
208.58 C$
(217.39 A$)
     +112.84 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$
(3.91 A$)
3.65 C$
(3.80 A$)
     -2.77 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.03 C$
(3.15 A$)
3.40 C$
(3.54 A$)
     +12.28 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.55 C$
(34.97 A$)
54.38 C$
(56.68 A$)
     +62.10 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.17 C$
(5.39 A$)
5.27 C$
(5.50 A$)
     +2.01 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,250.00 C$
(27,358.47 A$)
26,865.54 C$
(28,000.00 A$)
     +2.34 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,019.33 C$
(25,033.61 A$)
24,485.47 C$
(25,519.42 A$)
     +1.94 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vancouver[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 85.53 C$
(89.15 A$)
180.17 C$
(187.77 A$)
     +110.63 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 C$
(0.42 A$)
0.78 C$
(0.81 A$)
     +92.88 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.00 C$
(82.34 A$)
70.46 C$
(73.44 A$)
     -10.81 %
Sports And Leisure
Vancouver[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.33 C$
(57.67 A$)
74.05 C$
(77.17 A$)
     +33.82 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.79 C$
(16.46 A$)
22.62 C$
(23.57 A$)
     +43.21 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(15.63 A$)
19.19 C$
(20.00 A$)
     +27.93 %
Childcare
Vancouver[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,180.23 C$
(1,230.07 A$)
2,310.04 C$
(2,407.59 A$)
     +95.73 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,000.00 C$
(22,929.00 A$)
20,985.82 C$
(21,872.00 A$)
     -4.61 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vancouver[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.76 C$
(83.13 A$)
97.24 C$
(101.35 A$)
     +21.92 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.94 C$
(54.14 A$)
60.17 C$
(62.71 A$)
     +15.84 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 116.26 C$
(121.16 A$)
132.90 C$
(138.51 A$)
     +14.32 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.26 C$
(148.26 A$)
147.35 C$
(153.57 A$)
     +3.58 %
Rent Per Month
Vancouver[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,053.87 C$
(2,140.60 A$)
2,477.69 C$
(2,582.31 A$)
     +20.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,581.08 C$
(1,647.84 A$)
1,765.74 C$
(1,840.30 A$)
     +11.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,637.77 C$
(3,791.39 A$)
4,918.64 C$
(5,126.35 A$)
     +35.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,820.00 C$
(2,939.08 A$)
2,867.18 C$
(2,988.25 A$)
     +1.67 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vancouver[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,096.11 C$
(1,142.40 A$)
1,195.44 C$
(1,245.92 A$)
     +9.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 870.75 C$
(907.52 A$)
745.42 C$
(776.90 A$)
     -14.39 %
Salaries And Financing
Vancouver[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,507.14 C$
(4,697.47 A$)
5,505.88 C$
(5,738.38 A$)
     +22.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.38 3.30      -2.31 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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