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New York vs Sydney
Nyc vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
New York

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Nyc
Outside city centre
Syd
Nyc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Nyc
Outside city centre
Syd
Nyc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Nyc
Outside city centre
Syd
Nyc

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
New York
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
New York

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Nyc

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Nyc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Nyc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Nyc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
New York

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Nyc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
New York

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Nyc
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Nyc
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Nyc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Nyc
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Nyc
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Nyc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
New York
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in New York

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Nyc
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Nyc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Nyc
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Nyc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
New York

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Nyc

Summer dress

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

Syd
Nyc

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
New York
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth