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Cost of Living in Sydney | Australia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2271
$5207
🛋️ Without rent
$963
$3096
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1308
$2111
🍽️ Food
$466
$1196
🚐 Transport
$374
$966
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3744
🏙️ Population
4.84M

The average cost of living in Sydney is $2271, which is in the top 2% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 158th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 64 in Australia.

The median after-tax salary is $3744, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 67th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 5th best city to live in Australia. With an estimated population of 4.84M, Sydney is the 1st largest city in Australia.

✈️ Closest airport9 kmSydney Kingsford Smith International Airport
😷 Air qualityGood10.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank74The University of New South Wales
Cost of living in Sydney infographic

Prices in Sydney

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$53.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.11
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.62
☕ Cappuccino
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.27

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.47
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.76
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$136
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26.3
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.06

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1536
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1089
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2608
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1766
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$84
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$45.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10056
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5669

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$43.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$71.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$97.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1587
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15878

Sydney Cost of Living comparison