Cost of Living in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1554
$3234
🛋️ Without rent
$663
$2076
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$891
$1157
🍽️ Food
$500
$1301
🚐 Transport
$50.5
$131
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2936
😀 Quality of life
61
🏙️ Population
29.9K

The average cost of living in Sydney is $1554, which is in the top 27% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2549th out of 9294 in our global list, 122nd out of 153 in Canada, and 3rd out of 3 in Nova Scotia.

The median after-tax salary is $2936, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 5018th (TOP 54%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 130th best city to live in Canada, and 3rd most liveable city in Nova Scotia. With an estimated population of 29.9K, Sydney is the 121st largest city in Canada.

✈️ Closest airport 11 km Sydney / J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 4.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 2578 Cape Breton University
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Prices in Sydney

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.89
 Cappuccino
$2.88
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1230
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$565
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1090
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$852
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$74.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.54%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$845
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$756
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$69.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.24
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.57
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.53
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.21
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.79
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$70
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$599
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12445

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