Cost of living in Sydney, Australia

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$14
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$1.38
12 eggs, large AU$5.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.97
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.01
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.14
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.50
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$18
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.38
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.22
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,655
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$3,214
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$295
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,505
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,847
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$291
Internet 8MB (1 month) AU$61
40” flat screen TV AU$648
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$256
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$30
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$77
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$143
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$158
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$28,898
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.25
Monthly ticket public transport AU$143
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$23
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$15
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$68
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.78
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.96
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.73
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$24
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$49
2 tickets to the movies AU$39
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$264
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$107
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$3.94
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$7
iPod nano 16GB AU$250
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.61
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$93
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$23
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,143 prices entered by 576 different people.
Latest price update: August 28, 2016.

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