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$5.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.57
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.98
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.65
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$19
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$4.37
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.80
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,232
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$240
Internet 8MB (1 month) AU$56
40” flat screen TV AU$640
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt AU$172
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$29
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$109
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) AU$76
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) AU$137
1 pair of leather business shoes AU$184
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$34,074
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.50
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$10
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.95
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$26
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$46
2 tickets to the movies AU$36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$226
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert AU$110
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$16
Capuccino in expat area of the city AU$3.97
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$73
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$22
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 10,926 prices entered by 1,173 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2015.

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