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Vancouver vs Sydney
Van vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Vancouver

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Van
Outside city centre
Syd
Van

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Van
Outside city centre
Syd
Van

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Van
Outside city centre
Syd
Van

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Vancouver

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Van

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Van

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Van

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Van

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Vancouver

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Van
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Vancouver

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Van
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Van
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Van

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Van
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Van
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Van

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Vancouver

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Van
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Van

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Van
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Van

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Vancouver

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Van

Summer dress

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

Syd
Van

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Vancouver
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth