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BEST OF THE
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Adelaide vs Sydney
vs

Average net salary (After tax)

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Outside city centre

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Outside city centre

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Outside city centre

Mortgage rates

London
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mobile phone data

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

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Monthly pass

Regular price

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lettuce 1 head
Tomatoes 1kg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Oranges 1 head
Bananas 1kg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

London
4.5%
Brisbane
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in London are 17.14% higher than in Brisbane

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Lon $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Market 0.5L bottle

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Market 0.33L bottle

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

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Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Summer dress

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

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
1 pair men's leather shoes

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

London
$15.33
Brisbane
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Bne $4,070.74/mth