Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Sydney 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Sydney are 0.07% lower than in London (without rent)
Rent Prices in Sydney are 14.89% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 18.41% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 24.38% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 20.95% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(27.30 A$)
9.89 £
(18.00 A$)
     -34.07 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(109.20 A$)
54.94 £
(100.00 A$)
     -8.43 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(10.92 A$)
6.59 £
(12.00 A$)
     +9.89 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(9.10 A$)
4.40 £
(8.00 A$)
     -12.09 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(9.10 A$)
4.40 £
(8.00 A$)
     -12.09 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.98 £
(5.42 A$)
2.31 £
(4.21 A$)
     -22.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 £
(2.78 A$)
1.74 £
(3.16 A$)
     +13.86 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.15 £
(2.10 A$)
1.47 £
(2.68 A$)
     +27.82 %
Markets
London[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.60 £
(6.55 A$)
3.54 £
(6.43 A$)
     -1.78 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.93 £
(1.69 A$)
1.28 £
(2.33 A$)
     +38.19 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.66 £
(1.20 A$)
0.63 £
(1.16 A$)
     -3.90 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.17 £
(3.95 A$)
2.60 £
(4.72 A$)
     +19.53 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.02 £
(5.49 A$)
2.79 £
(5.08 A$)
     -7.48 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.83 £
(5.16 A$)
2.74 £
(4.99 A$)
     -3.29 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.24 £
(7.71 A$)
4.70 £
(8.55 A$)
     +10.84 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.96 £
(1.74 A$)
1.21 £
(2.20 A$)
     +26.80 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.99 A$)
0.84 £
(1.52 A$)
     +53.50 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.63 A$)
0.85 £
(1.54 A$)
     -5.27 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.09 £
(1.99 A$)
1.40 £
(2.55 A$)
     +28.42 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(1.01 A$)
0.83 £
(1.51 A$)
     +49.14 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.52 £
(0.95 A$)
0.69 £
(1.25 A$)
     +32.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £
(1.41 A$)
1.47 £
(2.67 A$)
     +88.76 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.86 £
(1.57 A$)
1.19 £
(2.16 A$)
     +38.05 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(14.56 A$)
8.24 £
(15.00 A$)
     +3.02 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.97 £
(3.58 A$)
3.07 £
(5.58 A$)
     +55.90 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 £
(3.65 A$)
3.46 £
(6.29 A$)
     +72.17 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 £
(21.84 A$)
19.23 £
(35.00 A$)
     +60.25 %
Transportation
London[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(5.10 A$)
2.20 £
(4.00 A$)
     -21.51 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 £
(273.01 A$)
119.44 £
(217.39 A$)
     -20.37 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(5.46 A$)
2.20 £
(4.00 A$)
     -26.74 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.04 £
(5.53 A$)
1.94 £
(3.52 A$)
     -36.29 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(52.42 A$)
31.14 £
(56.68 A$)
     +8.13 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.72 £
(8.60 A$)
3.00 £
(5.46 A$)
     -36.47 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,247.50 £
(40,491.40 A$)
15,384.26 £
(28,000.00 A$)
     -30.85 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,669.38 £
(41,259.24 A$)
13,811.78 £
(25,138.03 A$)
     -39.07 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.34 £
(326.40 A$)
100.80 £
(183.46 A$)
     -43.79 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(0.23 A$)
0.45 £
(0.81 A$)
     +250.46 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.33 £
(57.02 A$)
40.71 £
(74.10 A$)
     +29.95 %
Sports And Leisure
London[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.58 £
(79.33 A$)
43.75 £
(79.63 A$)
     +0.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.78 £
(19.63 A$)
12.95 £
(23.57 A$)
     +20.12 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £
(23.66 A$)
10.99 £
(20.00 A$)
     -15.47 %
Childcare
London[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,470.00 £
(2,675.46 A$)
1,322.82 £
(2,407.59 A$)
     -10.01 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,145.45 £
(33,025.50 A$)
12,154.52 £
(22,121.74 A$)
     -33.02 %
Clothing And Shoes
London[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.53 £
(122.90 A$)
56.86 £
(103.48 A$)
     -15.80 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.80 £
(59.70 A$)
34.42 £
(62.64 A$)
     +4.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.85 £
(130.78 A$)
75.55 £
(137.50 A$)
     +5.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.26 £
(169.74 A$)
84.44 £
(153.68 A$)
     -9.47 %
Rent Per Month
London[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,699.05 £
(3,092.35 A$)
1,453.97 £
(2,646.28 A$)
     -14.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,248.84 £
(2,272.93 A$)
1,022.50 £
(1,861.00 A$)
     -18.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,150.71 £
(5,734.43 A$)
2,816.61 £
(5,126.35 A$)
     -10.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,068.75 £
(3,765.21 A$)
1,674.39 £
(3,047.47 A$)
     -19.06 %
Buy Apartment Price
London[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,066.09 £
(1,940.32 A$)
684.71 £
(1,246.20 A$)
     -35.77 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 561.28 £
(1,021.55 A$)
426.86 £
(776.90 A$)
     -23.95 %
Salaries And Financing
London[ Edit ] Sydney[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,814.16 £
(5,121.89 A$)
3,183.15 £
(5,793.47 A$)
     +13.11 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.80 3.31      +18.28 %
Last update: December 2020November 2020
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