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Canberra vs Sydney
Cbr vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Canberra

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Cbr
Outside city centre
Syd
Cbr

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Cbr
Outside city centre
Syd
Cbr

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Cbr
Outside city centre
Syd
Cbr

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Canberra
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Canberra

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Cbr

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Cbr

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Cbr

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Cbr

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Canberra

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Cbr
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Canberra

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Cbr
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Cbr
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Cbr

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Cbr
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Cbr
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Cbr

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Canberra
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Canberra

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Cbr
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Cbr

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Cbr
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Cbr

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Canberra

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Cbr

Summer dress

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

Syd
Cbr

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Canberra
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Cbr $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Cbr $4,070.74/mth