Cost of living in Sydney, Australia

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Food
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$1.27
12 eggs, large AU$5.91
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.98
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.64
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.47
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$20
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$4.03
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.62
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,176
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$225
Internet 8MB (1 month) AU$53
40” flat screen TV AU$595
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt AU$180
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$29
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$112
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) AU$71
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) AU$136
1 pair of leather business shoes AU$154
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$35,128
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.44
Monthly ticket public transport AU$126
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) AU$27
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) AU$9
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.82
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$28
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$45
2 tickets to the movies AU$35
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$244
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert AU$104
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$7
iPod nano 16GB AU$249
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.70
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$81
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$23
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 11,356 prices entered by 1,266 different people.
Latest price update: May 29, 2015.

Sydney position in our World Ranking

the world
18th
out of 194
oceania
2nd
out of 8
australia
2nd
out of 5

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