Saitama vs Sydney - Cost of Living Comparison

Saitama Sydney
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1133
$2397
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3331
$5724
🏠 One person rent
$388
$1398
🏘️ Family rent
$1156
$2501
🍽️ Food expenses
$461
$528
🚐 Transport expenses
$184
$328
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2008
$4423
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
21 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
99
99
😀 Quality of life
81
99
🏙️ Population
1.33M
4.84M

The cost of living in Saitama is 53% less expensive than in Sydney. Cities ranked 4344th and 240th ($1133 vs $2397) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 38th and 1st in Japan and Australia, respectively. Check Japan vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Saitama compared to 1.8 months in Sydney. Saitama ranked 24th best city to live in Japan vs Sydney ranked 1st in Australia, while ranked 335th and 2nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Saitama vs Sydney

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Saitama Sydney
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.7
$13.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$75.9
$65.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4
$9.75
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.78
$6.44
 Cappuccino
$2.28
$3.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.98
$2.35
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$412
$1651
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$240
$1155
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1268
$3209
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$935
$2081
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$75.6
$95.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$116
$146
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$38.8
$48.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.4%
4.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4602
$14615
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3072
$8814
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.33
$3.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$38.2
$128
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$29.7
$18.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.15
$1.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.44
$1.39
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.56
$2.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.05
$1.78
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.4
$4.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$8.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.14
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.08
$3.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.19
$2.52
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.24
$2.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.1
$5.66
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.47
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$2.25
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.76
$1.04
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.6
$2.78
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.5
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.91
$4.26
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.46
$28
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.1
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.96
$3.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$2.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.93
$2.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52
$60.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$15.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.6
$45.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$19.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.6
$77.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.4
$116
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$208
$1731
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6375
$16443

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Distance City Cost of living
5.1 km or 3.1 mi Warabi
$1049
5.7 km or 3.6 mi Toda
$1057
6.5 km or 4 mi Shiki
$1051
8.5 km or 5.3 mi Asaka
$1055
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Fujimi
$1051
9.3 km or 5.8 mi Kawaguchi
$1084
9.6 km or 6 mi Wako
$1052
10 km or 6.5 mi Niiza
$1066
11 km or 7 mi Miyoshi
$1048
11 km or 7.1 mi Fujimino
$1050
14 km or 8.4 mi Koshigaya
$1041
14 km or 8.5 mi Kiyose
$1050
14 km or 8.5 mi Ageo
$1084
15 km or 9.2 mi Hasuda
$1045
15 km or 9.3 mi Soka
$1088
16 km or 9.6 mi Ina
$1049
16 km or 9.7 mi Higashikurume
$1051
16 km or 9.9 mi Kasukabe
$1081
17 km or 10 mi Kawagoe
$1021
17 km or 10 mi Matsubushi
$1048
17 km or 11 mi Tokorozawa
$1080
18 km or 11 mi Musashino
$1058
18 km or 11 mi Okegawa
$1048
18 km or 11 mi Shiraoka
$1047
18 km or 11 mi Nishitokyo
$1078
18 km or 11 mi Yoshikawa
$1048
18 km or 11 mi Yashio
$1047
19 km or 12 mi Miyashiro
$1047
20 km or 12 mi Tokyo
$1778
20 km or 12 mi Higashimurayama
$1059
20 km or 12 mi Sugito
$1046
21 km or 13 mi Misato
$1060
21 km or 13 mi Sayama
$1063
21 km or 13 mi Kitamoto
$1045
21 km or 13 mi Kodaira
$1076
21 km or 13 mi Mitaka
$1074
22 km or 14 mi Koganei
$1054
22 km or 14 mi Kuki
$1060
23 km or 14 mi Iruma
$1056
23 km or 14 mi Noda
$1062

Cities near Sydney

Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.2 mi Dee Why
$2043
19 km or 12 mi Parramatta
$1873
29 km or 18 mi Kellyville
$1719
29 km or 18 mi Blacktown
$1562
69 km or 43 mi Wollongong
$1544
117 km or 73 mi Newcastle
$1778
158 km or 98 mi Bathurst
$1540
168 km or 104 mi Goulburn
$1607
205 km or 127 mi Orange
$1572
247 km or 154 mi Canberra
$2217
301 km or 187 mi Dubbo
$1502
314 km or 195 mi Port Macquarie
$1982
377 km or 234 mi Armidale
$1663
378 km or 235 mi Wagga Wagga
$1445
436 km or 271 mi Coffs Harbour
$1361
478 km or 297 mi Griffith
$1650
597 km or 371 mi Shepparton
$1381
624 km or 388 mi Byron Bay
$2193
638 km or 396 mi Traralgon
$1659
683 km or 425 mi Gold Coast
$2109
689 km or 428 mi Southport
$1652
695 km or 432 mi Pakenham
$1659
701 km or 436 mi Berwick
$1561
706 km or 439 mi Bendigo
$1105
706 km or 439 mi Toowoomba
$1621
707 km or 439 mi Dandenong
$1510
711 km or 442 mi Ipswich
$1695
711 km or 442 mi Cranbourne
$1598
713 km or 443 mi South Yarra
$1747
713 km or 443 mi Melbourne
$2154
716 km or 445 mi Sunbury
$1660
724 km or 450 mi Frankston
$1940
732 km or 455 mi Melton
$1654
733 km or 455 mi Brisbane
$2280
735 km or 457 mi Tarneit
$1613
736 km or 457 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1583
775 km or 481 mi Caboolture
$1661
778 km or 484 mi Geelong
$1764
779 km or 484 mi Ballarat
$1696
807 km or 502 mi Caloundra
$1663