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Sydney vs New York
Syd vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Sydney

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Syd
Outside city centre
Nyc
Syd

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Syd
Outside city centre
Nyc
Syd

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Syd
Outside city centre
Nyc
Syd

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Sydney

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Syd

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Syd

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Syd

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Syd

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Sydney

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Syd
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Sydney

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Sydney

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Syd

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Syd

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Sydney
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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