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Sydney vs Darwin
Syd vs Drw

Average net salary (After tax)

Darwin
Sydney

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Drw
Syd
Outside city centre
Drw
Syd

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Drw
Syd
Outside city centre
Drw
Syd

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Drw
Syd
Outside city centre
Drw
Syd

Mortgage rates

Darwin
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Darwin
Sydney

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Drw
Syd

Mobile phone data

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

Drw
Syd

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Drw
Syd

Monthly pass

Regular price

Drw
Syd

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Darwin
Sydney

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Drw
Syd
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Darwin
Sydney

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Drw
Syd
Lettuce 1 head
Drw
Syd
Tomatoes 1kg
Drw
Syd

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Drw
Syd
Oranges 1 head
Drw
Syd
Bananas 1kg
Drw
Syd

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Darwin
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Darwin are 17.14% higher than in Sydney

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Drw
Syd
Market 0.5L bottle
Drw
Syd

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Drw
Syd
Market 0.33L bottle
Drw
Syd

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Darwin
5
Sydney

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Drw
Syd

Summer dress

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

Drw
Syd

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Darwin
$15.33
Sydney
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Drw $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Drw $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth