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Newcastle vs Sydney
Ntl vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Newcastle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Ntl
Outside city centre
Syd
Ntl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Ntl
Outside city centre
Syd
Ntl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Ntl
Outside city centre
Syd
Ntl

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Newcastle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Newcastle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Ntl

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Ntl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Ntl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Ntl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Newcastle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Ntl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Newcastle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Ntl
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Ntl
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Ntl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Ntl
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Ntl
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Ntl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Newcastle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Newcastle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Ntl
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Ntl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Ntl
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Ntl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Newcastle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Ntl

Summer dress

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

Syd
Ntl

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Newcastle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Ntl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Ntl $4,070.74/mth