New York City vs Sydney - Cost of Living Comparison

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New York City Sydney
🚶 Cost of living one person
$4036
$2708
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$8314
$6637
🏠 One person rent
$2655
$1584
🏘️ Family rent
$3964
$2992
🍽️ Food expenses
$791
$563
🚐 Transport expenses
$392
$409
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$6567
$3733
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
100
100
😀 Quality of life
95
97
🏙️ Population
8.8M
4.84M

The cost of living in New York City is 49% more expensive than in Sydney. Cities ranked 6th and 379th ($4036 vs $2708) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 1st in the United States and Australia, respectively. Check the United States vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in New York City compared to 1.4 months in Sydney. New York City ranked 1st best city to live in the United States vs Sydney ranked 1st in Australia, while ranked 9th and 3rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in New York City vs Sydney

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New York City Sydney
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$22.9
$14.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$109
$72.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$11.8
$10.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.73
$6.73
 Cappuccino
$5.68
$3.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.01
$2.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$3473
$1860
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2234
$1303
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3870
$3988
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3696
$2454
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$167
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$67
$53.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.66%
6.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$16151
$16890
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$13095
$10756
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.95
$3.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$136
$145
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26.2
$29.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.36
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.37
$1.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$4.09
$2.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.56
$4.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.3
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.4
$8.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.5
$14.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6
$3.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$2.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.87
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.2
$4.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$2.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
$2.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.64
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3
$2.63
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$20.1
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.67
$5.25
🚬 Cigarette pack
$16.6
$28.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.2
$9.25
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.06
$4.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$6.96
$2.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.37
$2.83
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$115
$63.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$19.6
$16.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$112
$54.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$27.1
$21.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$68.3
$79.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$104
$118
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1874
$1989
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$20746
$17427

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Cities near New York City

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.6 mi Astoria
$2538
11 km or 6.8 mi Hoboken
$2839
11 km or 7.1 mi Jersey
$3071
13 km or 8.3 mi Union
$2739
14 km or 8.8 mi West New York
$2711
14 km or 8.9 mi Bayonne
$3293
15 km or 9.6 mi North Bergen
$2672
17 km or 10 mi Secaucus
$2638
17 km or 11 mi Cliffside Park
$2555
18 km or 11 mi Kearny
$2506
20 km or 12 mi Valley Stream
$2615
20 km or 13 mi Fort Lee
$2520
20 km or 13 mi Lyndhurst
$2521
22 km or 14 mi Newark
$1962
23 km or 14 mi Elizabeth
$2620
23 km or 14 mi Belleville
$2412
25 km or 15 mi Hillside
$2455
25 km or 15 mi Long Beach
$2630
25 km or 15 mi Nutley
$2434
25 km or 16 mi East Orange
$2340
25 km or 16 mi Irvington
$2323
26 km or 16 mi Rockville Centre
$2518
26 km or 16 mi Linden
$2693
26 km or 16 mi Hackensack
$2540
26 km or 16 mi Bloomfield
$2406
26 km or 16 mi Teaneck
$2510
26 km or 16 mi Carteret
$2715
26 km or 16 mi Passaic
$2570
27 km or 17 mi Roselle
$2668
27 km or 17 mi Hempstead
$2621
28 km or 17 mi Union Township
$2621
28 km or 18 mi Clifton
$2706
28 km or 18 mi Maplewood
$2542
29 km or 18 mi Montclair
$2400
29 km or 18 mi Bergenfield
$2527
29 km or 18 mi Mount Vernon
$2777
30 km or 18 mi Rahway
$2707
30 km or 18 mi Uniondale
$2462
30 km or 18 mi West Orange
$2436
30 km or 18 mi New Rochelle
$3051

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