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Auckland vs Sydney
Akl vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Auckland

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Akl
Outside city centre
Syd
Akl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Akl
Outside city centre
Syd
Akl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Akl
Outside city centre
Syd
Akl

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Auckland
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Auckland

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Akl

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Akl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Akl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Akl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Auckland

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Akl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Auckland

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Akl
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Akl
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Akl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Akl
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Akl
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Akl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Auckland
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Auckland

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Akl
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Akl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Akl
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Akl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Auckland

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Akl

Summer dress

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

Syd
Akl

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Auckland
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth