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Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 1.73% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 9.29% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Sydney are 22.49% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 10.18% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 4.41% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 3.16% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
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  Los Angeles, CASydneyDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(21.31 A$)
14.08 $
(20.00 A$)
     -6.16 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(99.46 A$)
63.34 $
(90.00 A$)
     -9.51 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $
(10.66 A$)
7.74 $
(11.00 A$)
     +3.22 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(8.53 A$)
5.63 $
(8.00 A$)
     -6.16 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(9.95 A$)
5.63 $
(8.00 A$)
     -19.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.48 $
(6.37 A$)
2.80 $
(3.97 A$)
     -37.61 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.39 $
(3.40 A$)
2.36 $
(3.35 A$)
     -1.42 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 $
(2.48 A$)
1.98 $
(2.81 A$)
     +13.43 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.70 $
(5.25 A$)
4.00 $
(5.68 A$)
     +8.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.92 $
(4.15 A$)
1.88 $
(2.67 A$)
     -35.80 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $
(2.60 A$)
0.87 $
(1.24 A$)
     -52.34 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.23 $
(4.58 A$)
3.22 $
(4.58 A$)
     -0.07 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.90 $
(6.96 A$)
3.24 $
(4.60 A$)
     -33.88 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.03 $
(7.14 A$)
3.44 $
(4.88 A$)
     -31.66 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.87 $
(8.34 A$)
5.72 $
(8.13 A$)
     -2.59 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 $
(2.99 A$)
1.42 $
(2.02 A$)
     -32.46 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 $
(1.31 A$)
1.10 $
(1.56 A$)
     +19.38 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.52 $
(2.16 A$)
1.13 $
(1.60 A$)
     -25.95 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.74 $
(2.47 A$)
1.57 $
(2.23 A$)
     -9.62 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $
(1.95 A$)
1.07 $
(1.52 A$)
     -21.90 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 $
(1.50 A$)
0.83 $
(1.18 A$)
     -20.95 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 $
(1.93 A$)
1.74 $
(2.47 A$)
     +28.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.98 $
(2.81 A$)
1.43 $
(2.03 A$)
     -27.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(17.05 A$)
13.37 $
(19.00 A$)
     +11.44 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $
(3.07 A$)
3.43 $
(4.88 A$)
     +58.76 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.69 $
(3.82 A$)
3.76 $
(5.35 A$)
     +40.04 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $
(12.79 A$)
21.11 $
(30.00 A$)
     +134.60 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $
(2.49 A$)
2.82 $
(4.00 A$)
     +60.87 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $
(142.09 A$)
153.00 $
(217.39 A$)
     +53.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.46 $
(4.92 A$)
3.17 $
(4.50 A$)
     -8.46 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(3.91 A$)
2.49 $
(3.53 A$)
     -9.59 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $
(41.47 A$)
39.69 $
(56.40 A$)
     +35.99 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.79 $
(5.38 A$)
3.95 $
(5.61 A$)
     +4.23 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $
(31,038.47 A$)
18,298.91 $
(26,000.00 A$)
     -16.23 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,433.71 $
(29,033.23 A$)
17,032.50 $
(24,200.62 A$)
     -16.65 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.64 $
(198.41 A$)
124.56 $
(176.98 A$)
     -10.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $
(0.18 A$)
0.38 $
(0.54 A$)
     +198.87 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.08 $
(85.36 A$)
50.41 $
(71.63 A$)
     -16.09 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.26 $
(57.21 A$)
52.19 $
(74.16 A$)
     +29.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.35 $
(17.55 A$)
16.16 $
(22.96 A$)
     +30.79 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(21.31 A$)
14.08 $
(20.00 A$)
     -6.16 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,129.23 $
(1,604.47 A$)
1,561.15 $
(2,218.17 A$)
     +38.25 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,776.79 $
(30,941.55 A$)
13,776.96 $
(19,575.00 A$)
     -36.74 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.55 $
(68.98 A$)
69.63 $
(98.94 A$)
     +43.43 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.54 $
(47.66 A$)
45.57 $
(64.75 A$)
     +35.87 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.95 $
(109.34 A$)
99.97 $
(142.05 A$)
     +29.91 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.88 $
(151.86 A$)
108.91 $
(154.74 A$)
     +1.90 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,203.63 $
(3,131.03 A$)
1,808.01 $
(2,568.92 A$)
     -17.95 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,691.34 $
(2,403.13 A$)
1,330.60 $
(1,890.58 A$)
     -21.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,912.26 $
(5,558.74 A$)
3,115.93 $
(4,427.27 A$)
     -20.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,905.00 $
(4,127.57 A$)
2,056.36 $
(2,921.78 A$)
     -29.21 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 695.53 $
(988.24 A$)
895.11 $
(1,271.81 A$)
     +28.69 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 447.35 $
(635.61 A$)
580.55 $
(824.88 A$)
     +29.78 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,049.71 $
(5,754.03 A$)
3,557.25 $
(5,054.31 A$)
     -12.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.35 4.35      -0.05 %
Last update: July 2019July 2019
Contributors:430456
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD