Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 3.39% higher than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 4.61% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Sydney are 15.03% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 16.27% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 28.07% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 23.21% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(26.42 A$)
9.94 £
(17.50 A$)
     -33.76 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(105.67 A$)
56.78 £
(100.00 A$)
     -5.37 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(10.57 A$)
6.81 £
(12.00 A$)
     +13.56 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(8.81 A$)
4.54 £
(8.00 A$)
     -9.15 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(8.81 A$)
4.54 £
(8.00 A$)
     -9.15 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.95 £
(5.19 A$)
2.37 £
(4.17 A$)
     -19.66 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £
(2.68 A$)
1.76 £
(3.11 A$)
     +15.94 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.14 £
(2.01 A$)
1.51 £
(2.66 A$)
     +32.35 %
Markets
London Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 £
(6.29 A$)
3.62 £
(6.37 A$)
     +1.36 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £
(1.60 A$)
1.37 £
(2.41 A$)
     +50.76 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.66 £
(1.16 A$)
0.65 £
(1.14 A$)
     -2.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.17 £
(3.83 A$)
2.67 £
(4.71 A$)
     +22.94 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.16 £
(5.57 A$)
2.86 £
(5.04 A$)
     -9.64 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.77 £
(4.87 A$)
2.86 £
(5.04 A$)
     +3.39 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.36 £
(7.68 A$)
4.88 £
(8.60 A$)
     +12.06 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 £
(1.61 A$)
1.23 £
(2.17 A$)
     +34.58 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.51 £
(0.91 A$)
0.87 £
(1.53 A$)
     +69.12 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.86 £
(1.52 A$)
0.89 £
(1.57 A$)
     +3.19 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.17 £
(2.06 A$)
1.39 £
(2.44 A$)
     +18.56 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.97 A$)
0.85 £
(1.49 A$)
     +53.31 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £
(0.90 A$)
0.70 £
(1.24 A$)
     +37.87 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.83 £
(1.47 A$)
1.45 £
(2.56 A$)
     +74.63 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.90 £
(1.59 A$)
1.12 £
(1.98 A$)
     +24.44 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(14.09 A$)
8.52 £
(15.00 A$)
     +6.46 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 £
(3.11 A$)
2.88 £
(5.07 A$)
     +62.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 £
(3.52 A$)
3.50 £
(6.17 A$)
     +75.21 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £
(21.13 A$)
20.16 £
(35.50 A$)
     +67.97 %
Transportation
London Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(4.93 A$)
2.27 £
(4.00 A$)
     -18.89 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 £
(264.19 A$)
123.43 £
(217.39 A$)
     -17.71 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(5.28 A$)
2.33 £
(4.10 A$)
     -22.40 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(4.82 A$)
2.01 £
(3.54 A$)
     -26.52 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(50.72 A$)
32.18 £
(56.68 A$)
     +11.74 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.69 £
(8.25 A$)
3.01 £
(5.31 A$)
     -35.67 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,765.00 £
(40,094.54 A$)
16,313.54 £
(28,732.00 A$)
     -28.34 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,738.27 £
(40,047.46 A$)
14,643.02 £
(25,789.82 A$)
     -35.60 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.34 £
(310.58 A$)
110.75 £
(195.05 A$)
     -37.20 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(0.23 A$)
0.43 £
(0.76 A$)
     +235.19 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.29 £
(55.11 A$)
42.01 £
(73.98 A$)
     +34.25 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.29 £
(78.01 A$)
47.02 £
(82.82 A$)
     +6.16 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.11 £
(19.57 A$)
13.60 £
(23.95 A$)
     +22.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 £
(22.02 A$)
11.36 £
(20.00 A$)
     -9.15 %
Childcare
London Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,452.59 £
(2,558.36 A$)
1,336.02 £
(2,353.05 A$)
     -8.03 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,145.45 £
(31,958.43 A$)
12,508.70 £
(22,030.77 A$)
     -31.06 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.51 £
(118.90 A$)
57.96 £
(102.07 A$)
     -14.15 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.31 £
(58.66 A$)
36.22 £
(63.79 A$)
     +8.74 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.97 £
(126.75 A$)
79.43 £
(139.89 A$)
     +10.37 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.53 £
(164.73 A$)
86.98 £
(153.19 A$)
     -7.00 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,701.31 £
(2,996.41 A$)
1,469.67 £
(2,588.43 A$)
     -13.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,255.69 £
(2,211.57 A$)
1,078.43 £
(1,899.38 A$)
     -14.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,193.75 £
(5,624.95 A$)
2,712.53 £
(4,777.40 A$)
     -15.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,091.88 £
(3,684.30 A$)
1,743.17 £
(3,070.13 A$)
     -16.67 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,086.56 £
(1,913.68 A$)
701.16 £
(1,234.91 A$)
     -35.47 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 539.51 £
(950.20 A$)
443.51 £
(781.12 A$)
     -17.79 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,838.43 £
(4,999.14 A$)
3,335.88 £
(5,875.27 A$)
     +17.53 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.68 3.24      +20.91 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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