Cost of living in Sydney, Australia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.37
12 eggs, large AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.85
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.97
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$19
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.48
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,758
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$3,238
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$206
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,464
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,724
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$215
Internet 8MB (1 month) AU$57
40” flat screen TV AU$586
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$180
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$15
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$30
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$107
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$72
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$145
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$164
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$31,171
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.42
Monthly ticket public transport AU$135
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$26
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$14
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$74
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.26
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$25
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$47
2 tickets to the movies AU$37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$231
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$101
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.09
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$7
iPod nano 16GB AU$242
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.59
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$90
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$23
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 13,861 prices entered by 1,653 different people.
Latest price update: February 08, 2016.

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