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Sydney vs Brisbane
Syd vs Bne

Average net salary (After tax)

Brisbane
Sydney

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Syd
Outside city centre
Bne
Syd

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Syd
Outside city centre
Bne
Syd

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bne
Syd
Outside city centre
Bne
Syd

Mortgage rates

Brisbane
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Brisbane
Sydney

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bne
Syd

Mobile phone data

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

Bne
Syd

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bne
Syd

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bne
Syd

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Brisbane
Sydney

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bne
Syd
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Brisbane
Sydney

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bne
Syd
Lettuce 1 head
Bne
Syd
Tomatoes 1kg
Bne
Syd

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bne
Syd
Oranges 1 head
Bne
Syd
Bananas 1kg
Bne
Syd

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Brisbane
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 17.14% higher than in Sydney

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bne
Syd
Market 0.5L bottle
Bne
Syd

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bne
Syd
Market 0.33L bottle
Bne
Syd

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Brisbane
5
Sydney

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bne
Syd

Summer dress

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

Bne
Syd

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Brisbane
$15.33
Sydney
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth