Cali vs Sydney - Cost of Living Comparison

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Cali Sydney
🚶 Cost of living one person
$706
$2708
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1835
$6637
🏠 One person rent
$259
$1584
🏘️ Family rent
$455
$2992
🍽️ Food expenses
$257
$563
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$409
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$446
$3733
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
45
100
😀 Quality of life
52
97
🏙️ Population
2.47M
4.84M

The cost of living in Cali is 74% less expensive than in Sydney. Cities ranked 6788th and 379th ($706 vs $2708) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 11th 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 1.4 months in Sydney. Cali ranked 3rd best city to live in Colombia vs Sydney ranked 1st in Australia, while ranked 6105th and 3rd 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
$4.68
$14.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$72.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.64
$10.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
$6.73
 Cappuccino
$1.95
$3.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.85
$2.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$247
$1860
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$180
$1303
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$480
$3988
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$338
$2454
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$66
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.7
$53.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.62%
6.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1156
$16890
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1105
$10756
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
$3.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26
$145
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.1
$29.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9
$1.36
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.41
$2.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.45
$4.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.24
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.56
$8.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$14.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$3.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$2.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$4.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$2.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$2.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.75
$2.63
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.51
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.01
$5.25
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.4
$28.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.1
$9.25
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.04
$4.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.09
$2.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.5
$2.83
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$63.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.46
$16.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22.1
$54.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.46
$21.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.8
$79.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.1
$118
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$292
$1989
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6411
$17427

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$646
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$555
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$495
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$453
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$512
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$551
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$649
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$571
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$666
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$521
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$420
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$718
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$419
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$651
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$510
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$441
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$719
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$877
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$534
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$517
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$815
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$872
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$532
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$647
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$783
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$537
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$511
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$613
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$843
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$622
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$606
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$599
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$597
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$775
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$625
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$615
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$653
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$571
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$637
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$627

Cities near Sydney

Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.2 mi Dee Why
$2018
19 km or 12 mi Parramatta
$1883
29 km or 18 mi Kellyville
$1798
29 km or 18 mi Blacktown
$1635
69 km or 43 mi Wollongong
$1441
117 km or 73 mi Newcastle
$1472
158 km or 98 mi Bathurst
$1613
168 km or 104 mi Goulburn
$1720
205 km or 127 mi Orange
$1617
247 km or 154 mi Canberra
$2505
301 km or 187 mi Dubbo
$1417
314 km or 195 mi Port Macquarie
$1704
377 km or 234 mi Armidale
$1529
378 km or 235 mi Wagga Wagga
$1460
436 km or 271 mi Coffs Harbour
$1487
478 km or 297 mi Griffith
$1648
597 km or 371 mi Shepparton
$1684
624 km or 388 mi Byron Bay
$1872
638 km or 396 mi Traralgon
$1725
683 km or 425 mi Gold Coast
$2129
689 km or 428 mi Southport
$1999
695 km or 432 mi Pakenham
$1734
701 km or 436 mi Berwick
$1733
706 km or 439 mi Bendigo
$1321
706 km or 439 mi Toowoomba
$1542
707 km or 439 mi Dandenong
$1694
711 km or 442 mi Ipswich
$1792
711 km or 442 mi Cranbourne
$1708
713 km or 443 mi South Yarra
$1715
713 km or 443 mi Melbourne
$2419
716 km or 445 mi Sunbury
$1756
724 km or 450 mi Frankston
$1728
732 km or 455 mi Melton
$1711
733 km or 455 mi Brisbane
$2377
735 km or 457 mi Tarneit
$1665
736 km or 457 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1681
775 km or 481 mi Caboolture
$1895
778 km or 484 mi Geelong
$1683
779 km or 484 mi Ballarat
$1331
807 km or 502 mi Caloundra
$1841