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Sydney vs Perth
Syd vs Per

Average net salary (After tax)

Perth
Sydney

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Syd
Outside city centre
Per
Syd

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Syd
Outside city centre
Per
Syd

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Per
Syd
Outside city centre
Per
Syd

Mortgage rates

Perth
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Perth
Sydney

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Per
Syd

Mobile phone data

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

Per
Syd

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Per
Syd

Monthly pass

Regular price

Per
Syd

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Perth
Sydney

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Per
Syd
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Perth
Sydney

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Per
Syd
Lettuce 1 head
Per
Syd
Tomatoes 1kg
Per
Syd

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Per
Syd
Oranges 1 head
Per
Syd
Bananas 1kg
Per
Syd

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Perth
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Perth are 17.14% higher than in Sydney

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Per
Syd
Market 0.5L bottle
Per
Syd

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Per
Syd
Market 0.33L bottle
Per
Syd

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Perth
5
Sydney

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Per
Syd

Summer dress

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

Per
Syd

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Perth
$15.33
Sydney
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Per $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Per $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth