Cost of living in Sydney, Australia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.36
12 eggs, large AU$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.59
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$18
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.32
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.38
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,651
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$2,768
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$321
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,611
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,845
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$309
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$57
40” flat screen TV AU$741
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$275
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$15
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$31
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$100
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$75
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$146
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$162
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$27,984
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.29
Monthly ticket public transport AU$150
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$24
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$14
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$66
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.49
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.87
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$26
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$50
2 tickets to the movies AU$40
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$236
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$111
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$7
iPod nano 16GB AU$229
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.67
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$90
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$27
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,837 prices entered by 734 different people.
Latest price update: June 23, 2017.

Sydney position in our World Ranking

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