Cost of living in Sydney, Australia

Lunchtime menu in the business district AU$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$9
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.40
12 eggs, large AU$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.93
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.60
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.09
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.68
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$19
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.44
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.52
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,573
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$187
Internet 8MB (1 month) AU$55
40” flat screen TV AU$618
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt AU$178
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$27
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$107
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) AU$74
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) AU$134
1 pair of leather business shoes AU$158
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$32,618
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.46
Monthly ticket public transport AU$126
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) AU$23
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) AU$10
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.52
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.93
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.86
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$25
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$45
2 tickets to the movies AU$37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$229
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert AU$105
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.17
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$7
iPod nano 16GB AU$237
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.59
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$86
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$23
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 12,631 prices entered by 1,403 different people.
Latest price update: September 05, 2015.

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