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Adelaide vs Sydney
Adl vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Adelaide

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Adl
Outside city centre
Syd
Adl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Adl
Outside city centre
Syd
Adl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Adl
Outside city centre
Syd
Adl

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Adelaide
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Sydney
Adelaide

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Adl

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Syd
Adl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Adl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Adl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Adelaide

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Adl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Syd
Adl
White bread 500g
Syd
Adl
Eggs 12
Syd
Adl
White rice 1kg
Syd
Adl

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Adelaide

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Syd
Adl
Beef round 1kg
Syd
Adl
Local cheese 1kg
Syd
Adl

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Adl
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Adl
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Adl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Adl
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Adl
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Adl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Syd $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Syd $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Adelaide
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Adelaide

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Syd $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Syd $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Syd $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Adl
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Adl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Adl
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Adl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Adelaide

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Adl

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Syd
Adl

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Syd
Adl
1 pair men's leather shoes
Syd
Adl

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Adelaide
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Adl $4,070.74/mth