Cost of living in Sydney, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Sydney

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 18,912,315 £ [BM] (AU$8,055)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 11,255,934 £ [BM] (AU$4,794)
  • Sydney is the most expensive city in Australia (1 out of 5)
  • Sydney is the most expensive city in Oceania (1 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Sydney is more expensive than in 94% of cities in the World (12 out of 198)
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List of prices in Sydney
Current as of Sep 2021.

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Food Update prices
AUD SYPX
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$18 (42,402 £ [BM] )
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$12 (29,098 £ [BM] )
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6 (14,347 £ [BM] )
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.52 (3,565 £ [BM] )
12 eggs, large AU$5.64 (13,234 £ [BM] )
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.88 (11,455 £ [BM] )
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$5.95 (13,978 £ [BM] )
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.76 (11,169 £ [BM] )
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.28 (7,703 £ [BM] )
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.72 (13,422 £ [BM] )
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$17 (40,637 £ [BM] )
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.00 (7,036 £ [BM] )
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.58 (6,062 £ [BM] )
Housing Update prices
AUD SYPX
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$4,409 (10,351,749 £ [BM] )
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$2,767 (6,497,070 £ [BM] )
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$320 (751,305 £ [BM] )
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$2,633 (6,183,010 £ [BM] )
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,873 (4,398,602 £ [BM] )
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$255 (597,935 £ [BM] )
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$72 (168,081 £ [BM] )
40” flat screen tv AU$595 (1,397,405 £ [BM] )
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$186 (436,172 £ [BM] )
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$17 (38,975 £ [BM] )
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$36 (83,415 £ [BM] )
Clothes Update prices
AUD SYPX
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$101 (237,297 £ [BM] )
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$68 (160,452 £ [BM] )
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$144 (337,065 £ [BM] )
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$158 (369,934 £ [BM] )
Transportation Update prices
AUD SYPX
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$29,137 (68,412,543 £ [BM] )
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.40 (3,286 £ [BM] )
Monthly ticket public transport AU$210 (492,531 £ [BM] )
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$25 (57,703 £ [BM] )
Personal Care Update prices
AUD SYPX
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$9 (20,206 £ [BM] )
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$14 (33,222 £ [BM] )
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$70 (163,577 £ [BM] )
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$7 (15,707 £ [BM] )
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.47 (10,504 £ [BM] )
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$4.67 (10,959 £ [BM] )
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.77 (8,858 £ [BM] )
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.28 (10,055 £ [BM] )
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$24 (55,654 £ [BM] )
Entertainment Update prices
AUD SYPX
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$46 (107,657 £ [BM] )
2 tickets to the movies AU$38 (88,485 £ [BM] )
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$231 (541,981 £ [BM] )
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$96 (226,489 £ [BM] )
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$17 (40,579 £ [BM] )
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.29 (10,082 £ [BM] )
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$8 (18,834 £ [BM] )
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$684 (1,605,559 £ [BM] )
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.74 (1,741 £ [BM] )
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$78 (184,051 £ [BM] )
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$44 (102,403 £ [BM] )
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 586 prices entered by 79 different people.
Latest price update: September 16, 2021

Sydney position in our World Ranking

the world
12th
out of 198
oceania
1st
out of 6
australia
1st
out of 5

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the world
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the world
2nd
the world
4th
oceania
1st
oceania
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oceania
1st

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