Cali vs Sydney - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali Sydney
🚶 Cost of living one person
$555
$2294
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1391
$5214
🏠 One person rent
$213
$1331
🏘️ Family rent
$370
$2116
🍽️ Food expenses
$190
$501
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$332
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$321
$4771
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
45
99
😀 Quality of life
55
99
🏙️ Population
2.47M
4.84M

The cost of living in Cali is 76% less expensive than in Sydney. Cities ranked 7750th and 254th ($555 vs $2294) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 1st in Colombia and Australia, respectively. Check Colombia vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 2.1 months in Sydney. Cali ranked 4th best city to live in Colombia vs Sydney ranked 1st in Australia, while ranked 5807th and 2nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cali vs Sydney

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Cali Sydney
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.63
$12.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$52.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$9.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$5.49
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$3.44
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$2.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
$1479
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$1138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
$2663
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$1771
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$75.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$117
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.7
$49.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
2.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$778
$12419
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$716
$7128
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$3.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$127
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.81
$19.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$2.05
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$3.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$9.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$9.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.31
$14.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$2.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$2.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$2.64
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$5.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$2.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.85
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$1.01
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$2.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$4.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
$28.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.22
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
$3.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
$2.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
$2.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$52.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
$13.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$44.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.45
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.2
$74.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$99.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$1681
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4295
$14932

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$391
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$433
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$393
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$400
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$390
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$421
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$392
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$422
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$414
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$363
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$360
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$474
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$389
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$425
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$405
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$379
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$466
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$679
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$432
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$422
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$500
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$648
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$411
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$443
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$402
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$556
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$367
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$655
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$806
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$444
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$341
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$428
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$590
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$430
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$404
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$480
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$577
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$621
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$486

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Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.2 mi Dee Why
$1970
19 km or 12 mi Parramatta
$1896
29 km or 18 mi Kellyville
$1656
29 km or 18 mi Blacktown
$1581
69 km or 43 mi Wollongong
$1554
117 km or 73 mi Newcastle
$1798
158 km or 98 mi Bathurst
$1558
168 km or 104 mi Goulburn
$1700
205 km or 127 mi Orange
$1661
247 km or 154 mi Canberra
$1792
301 km or 187 mi Dubbo
$1445
314 km or 195 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
377 km or 234 mi Armidale
$1677
378 km or 235 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
436 km or 271 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
478 km or 297 mi Griffith
$1629
597 km or 371 mi Shepparton
$1442
624 km or 388 mi Byron Bay
$2199
638 km or 396 mi Traralgon
$1626
683 km or 425 mi Gold Coast
$1776
689 km or 428 mi Southport
$1627
695 km or 432 mi Pakenham
$1631
701 km or 436 mi Berwick
$1562
706 km or 439 mi Bendigo
$1610
706 km or 439 mi Toowoomba
$1462
707 km or 439 mi Dandenong
$1498
711 km or 442 mi Ipswich
$1612
711 km or 442 mi Cranbourne
$1587
713 km or 443 mi South Yarra
$1589
713 km or 443 mi Melbourne
$1968
716 km or 445 mi Sunbury
$1625
724 km or 450 mi Frankston
$1957
732 km or 455 mi Melton
$1633
733 km or 455 mi Brisbane
$2056
735 km or 457 mi Tarneit
$1570
736 km or 457 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1682
775 km or 481 mi Caboolture
$1630
778 km or 484 mi Geelong
$1708
779 km or 484 mi Ballarat
$1740
807 km or 502 mi Caloundra
$1630