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Sydney vs Los Angeles
Syd vs Lax

Average net salary (After tax)

Los Angeles
Sydney

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Syd
Outside city centre
Lax
Syd

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Syd
Outside city centre
Lax
Syd

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lax
Syd
Outside city centre
Lax
Syd

Mortgage rates

Los Angeles
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Los Angeles
Sydney

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lax
Syd

Mobile phone data

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

Lax
Syd

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lax
Syd

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lax
Syd

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Los Angeles
Sydney

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lax
Syd
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Los Angeles
Sydney

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lax
Syd
Lettuce 1 head
Lax
Syd
Tomatoes 1kg
Lax
Syd

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lax
Syd
Oranges 1 head
Lax
Syd
Bananas 1kg
Lax
Syd

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Los Angeles
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles are 17.14% higher than in Sydney

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lax
Syd
Market 0.5L bottle
Lax
Syd

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lax
Syd
Market 0.33L bottle
Lax
Syd

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Los Angeles
5
Sydney

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lax
Syd

Summer dress

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

Lax
Syd

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Los Angeles
$15.33
Sydney
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth