Cost of living in Sydney, Australia

List of prices in Sydney, Australia. Current as of Apr 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) AU$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.44
12 eggs, large AU$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.06
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.45
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.40
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$20
2 liters of Coca-Cola AU$2.97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.63
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area AU$3,457
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area AU$2,799
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$245
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area AU$2,548
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area AU$1,733
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio AU$146
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) AU$60
40” flat screen TV AU$645
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$252
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$32
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$108
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) AU$85
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$156
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$142
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$29,154
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.50
Monthly ticket public transport AU$171
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$29
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$16
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) AU$70
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.64
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.03
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.40
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$30
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$55
2 tickets to the movies AU$38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$215
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$115
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$9
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB AU$636
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.54
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$82
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$31
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,172 prices entered by 581 different people.
Latest price update: April 21, 2019

Sydney position in our World Ranking

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