Cost of living in Sydney, Australia

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$1.40
12 eggs, large AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.82
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$2.97
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$4.52
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$19
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$3.41
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.43
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,540
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$200
Internet 8MB (1 month) AU$60
40” flat screen TV AU$595
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt AU$171
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$29
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$108
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) AU$71
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) AU$145
1 pair of leather business shoes AU$167
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$29,868
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.43
Monthly ticket public transport AU$131
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) AU$25
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) AU$10
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.81
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.10
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.02
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$26
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$45
2 tickets to the movies AU$36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$242
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert AU$100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.08
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$7
iPod nano 16GB AU$237
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.54
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$92
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$23
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 13,298 prices entered by 1,540 different people.
Latest price update: November 29, 2015.

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