Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 3.65% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 10.58% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Sydney are 19.71% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 19.63% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 18.20% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 15.29% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(28.01 A$)
9.64 £
(18.00 A$)
     -35.73 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(112.03 A$)
53.56 £
(100.00 A$)
     -10.74 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(11.20 A$)
6.43 £
(12.00 A$)
     +7.12 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(9.34 A$)
4.28 £
(8.00 A$)
     -14.31 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 £
(8.40 A$)
4.82 £
(9.00 A$)
     +7.12 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.95 £
(5.51 A$)
2.17 £
(4.05 A$)
     -26.54 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 £
(2.80 A$)
1.69 £
(3.15 A$)
     +12.64 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.15 £
(2.15 A$)
1.45 £
(2.71 A$)
     +25.61 %
Markets
London Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.58 £
(6.68 A$)
3.47 £
(6.48 A$)
     -2.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £
(1.71 A$)
1.34 £
(2.51 A$)
     +47.05 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.68 £
(1.26 A$)
0.61 £
(1.14 A$)
     -9.71 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.21 £
(4.13 A$)
2.60 £
(4.85 A$)
     +17.42 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.14 £
(5.86 A$)
2.66 £
(4.97 A$)
     -15.21 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.81 £
(5.25 A$)
2.75 £
(5.13 A$)
     -2.46 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.59 £
(8.57 A$)
4.61 £
(8.61 A$)
     +0.52 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.01 £
(1.89 A$)
1.18 £
(2.20 A$)
     +16.63 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £
(0.93 A$)
0.84 £
(1.58 A$)
     +69.40 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 £
(1.70 A$)
0.82 £
(1.53 A$)
     -9.67 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.15 £
(2.14 A$)
1.29 £
(2.40 A$)
     +12.15 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.53 £
(0.99 A$)
0.81 £
(1.51 A$)
     +52.66 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(1.00 A$)
0.71 £
(1.32 A$)
     +32.00 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £
(1.46 A$)
1.39 £
(2.60 A$)
     +78.12 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.92 £
(1.71 A$)
1.06 £
(1.99 A$)
     +15.84 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(14.94 A$)
8.84 £
(16.50 A$)
     +10.47 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.85 £
(3.46 A$)
2.70 £
(5.05 A$)
     +45.95 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 £
(3.89 A$)
3.11 £
(5.80 A$)
     +49.20 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.50 £
(23.34 A$)
18.75 £
(35.00 A$)
     +49.96 %
Transportation
London Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(5.23 A$)
2.14 £
(4.00 A$)
     -23.49 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 158.00 £
(295.00 A$)
116.43 £
(217.39 A$)
     -26.31 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(5.60 A$)
2.44 £
(4.55 A$)
     -18.77 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(5.11 A$)
2.03 £
(3.80 A$)
     -25.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(53.77 A$)
30.36 £
(56.68 A$)
     +5.41 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.64 £
(8.67 A$)
2.87 £
(5.36 A$)
     -38.19 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,017.50 £
(42,976.04 A$)
16,065.00 £
(29,995.00 A$)
     -30.21 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,012.74 £
(42,967.15 A$)
14,357.89 £
(26,807.65 A$)
     -37.61 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.04 £
(319.34 A$)
93.09 £
(173.80 A$)
     -45.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(0.24 A$)
0.42 £
(0.78 A$)
     +221.54 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.12 £
(59.98 A$)
38.48 £
(71.85 A$)
     +19.79 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.55 £
(86.91 A$)
42.14 £
(78.68 A$)
     -9.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.46 £
(17.67 A$)
13.14 £
(24.54 A$)
     +38.90 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.97 £
(27.96 A$)
10.71 £
(20.00 A$)
     -28.47 %
Childcare
London Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,399.77 £
(2,613.51 A$)
1,252.57 £
(2,338.68 A$)
     -10.52 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,196.00 £
(33,973.80 A$)
10,743.43 £
(20,059.09 A$)
     -40.96 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.91 £
(109.99 A$)
57.14 £
(106.69 A$)
     -3.00 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.81 £
(51.93 A$)
37.03 £
(69.14 A$)
     +33.13 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.00 £
(132.56 A$)
74.22 £
(138.57 A$)
     +4.53 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 85.56 £
(159.74 A$)
81.06 £
(151.35 A$)
     -5.26 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,656.90 £
(3,093.60 A$)
1,421.95 £
(2,654.92 A$)
     -14.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,270.47 £
(2,372.10 A$)
1,039.81 £
(1,941.44 A$)
     -18.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,240.62 £
(6,050.58 A$)
2,569.67 £
(4,797.83 A$)
     -20.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,090.86 £
(3,903.86 A$)
1,599.77 £
(2,986.93 A$)
     -23.49 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,043.37 £
(1,948.07 A$)
725.31 £
(1,354.22 A$)
     -30.48 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 514.16 £
(959.98 A$)
442.84 £
(826.83 A$)
     -13.87 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,116.56 £
(5,818.94 A$)
3,212.90 £
(5,998.82 A$)
     +3.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.55 2.95      +15.77 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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