Sydney or London, which is the cheapest cost of living

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Calculation of Comparative Cost of Living in Two Cities comparing costs to the Average Income after tax.

More Expensive in Sydney

Restaurants: Water (0.33 liter bottle): Sydney is 1.03 times the cost in London
Restaurants: Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): Sydney is 1.04 times the cost in London
Markets: Tomato (1kg): Sydney is 1.05 times the cost in London
Markets: Lettuce (1 head): Sydney is 1.06 times the cost in London
Markets: Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro): Sydney is 1.06 times the cost in London
Markets: Water (1.5 liter bottle): Sydney is 1.12 times the cost in London
Markets: Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g): Sydney is 1.23 times the cost in London
Utilities (Monthly): Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL): Sydney is 1.42 times the cost in London
Markets: Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): Sydney is 1.43 times the cost in London
Markets: Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle): Sydney is 1.66 times the cost in London
Utilities (Monthly): 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans): Sydney is 3.56 times the cost in London


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More Expensive in London

Clothing And Shoes: 1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes: London is 1.01 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range): London is 1.04 times the cost in Sydney
Clothing And Shoes: 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …): London is 1.06 times the cost in Sydney
Clothing And Shoes: 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: London is 1.06 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Potato (1kg): London is 1.08 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Apples (1kg): London is 1.09 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle): London is 1.14 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Eggs (12): London is 1.2 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff): London is 1.2 times the cost in Sydney
Sports And Leisure: Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): London is 1.22 times the cost in Sydney
Clothing And Shoes: 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): London is 1.23 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Rice (white), (1kg): London is 1.26 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal): London is 1.31 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: London is 1.39 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car): London is 1.41 times the cost in Sydney
Rent Per Month: Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre: London is 1.43 times the cost in Sydney
Rent Per Month: Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre: London is 1.43 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Local Cheese (1kg): London is 1.44 times the cost in Sydney
Sports And Leisure: Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: London is 1.44 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Milk (regular), (1 liter): London is 1.45 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: One-way Ticket (Local Transport): London is 1.45 times the cost in Sydney
Rent Per Month: Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre: London is 1.47 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): London is 1.48 times the cost in Sydney
Utilities (Monthly): Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment: London is 1.48 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: Cappuccino (regular): London is 1.51 times the cost in Sydney
Rent Per Month: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre: London is 1.54 times the cost in Sydney
Sports And Leisure: Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: London is 1.55 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Oranges (1kg): London is 1.61 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: London is 1.63 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): London is 1.65 times the cost in Sydney
Buy Apartment Price: Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre: London is 1.72 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): London is 1.75 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): London is 1.76 times the cost in Sydney
Buy Apartment Price: Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre: London is 1.91 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Gasoline (1 liter): London is 1.92 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Monthly Pass (Regular Price): London is 1.97 times the cost in Sydney

Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) for Sydney and London

Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax)
$4,611.53 Sydney, Australia
£2,072.34 London, United Kingdom

Original data figures taken from www.numbeo.com, and then compared against each City.

Notes:

These comparisons are based on the percentage cost of each item when compared to the average income for each country.


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Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre

  • London is £9,751.26 or 4.71 times the London Average salary
  • Sydney is $11,350.00 or 2.46 times the Sydney Average salary. Therefore more expensive in London

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