Cost of living in Sydney, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Sydney

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$7,482
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$4,183
  • Sydney is the most expensive city in Australia (1 out of 5)
  • Sydney is the most expensive city in Oceania (1 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Sydney is more expensive than in 92% of cities in the World (21 out of 237)

List of prices in Sydney
Current as of Aug 2020.

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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$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.93
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.37
12 eggs, large AU$5.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.55
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$3.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$21
2 liters of coca-cola AU$2.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.12
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$3,533
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$2,487
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$546
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$2,644
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,816
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$289
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$64
40” flat screen tv AU$538
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$227
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$32
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$103
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$84
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$138
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$133
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$26,275
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.53
Monthly ticket public transport AU$184
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$55
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$66
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$4.90
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.44
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.58
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.56
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$57
2 tickets to the movies AU$35
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$226
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$104
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.46
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$9
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$720
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.28
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$78
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$34
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,151 prices entered by 152 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2020

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