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Mar 30 2015

Sydney or London, which has the cheapest cost of living

Comparative Cost of Living between London and Sydney, comparing costs to Average Income after tax

Using data from www.numbeo.com, for the two cities of Sydney and London in March 2015, we compared each Cities costs to the Average after tax Income for each city, and calculated which items were cheaper, as a percentage of the income for each city.

The results, which show that many items may not be much different, are:

More Expensive in Sydney

Restaurants: Water (0.33 liter bottle): Sydney is 1.03 times the cost in London
Restaurants: Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): Sydney is 1.04 times the cost in London
Markets: Tomato (1kg): Sydney is 1.05 times the cost in London
Markets: Lettuce (1 head): Sydney is 1.06 times the cost in London
Markets: Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro): Sydney is 1.06 times the cost in London
Markets: Water (1.5 liter bottle): Sydney is 1.12 times the cost in London
Markets: Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g): Sydney is 1.23 times the cost in London
Utilities (Monthly): Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL): Sydney is 1.42 times the cost in London
Markets: Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): Sydney is 1.43 times the cost in London
Markets: Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle): Sydney is 1.66 times the cost in London
Utilities (Monthly): 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans): Sydney is 3.56 times the cost in London

More Expensive in London

Clothing And Shoes: 1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes: London is 1.01 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range): London is 1.04 times the cost in Sydney
Clothing And Shoes: 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …): London is 1.06 times the cost in Sydney
Clothing And Shoes: 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: London is 1.06 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Potato (1kg): London is 1.08 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Apples (1kg): London is 1.09 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle): London is 1.14 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Eggs (12): London is 1.2 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff): London is 1.2 times the cost in Sydney
Sports And Leisure: Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): London is 1.22 times the cost in Sydney
Clothing And Shoes: 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): London is 1.23 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Rice (white), (1kg): London is 1.26 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal): London is 1.31 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: London is 1.39 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car): London is 1.41 times the cost in Sydney
Rent Per Month: Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre: London is 1.43 times the cost in Sydney
Rent Per Month: Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre: London is 1.43 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Local Cheese (1kg): London is 1.44 times the cost in Sydney
Sports And Leisure: Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: London is 1.44 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Milk (regular), (1 liter): London is 1.45 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: One-way Ticket (Local Transport): London is 1.45 times the cost in Sydney
Rent Per Month: Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre: London is 1.47 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): London is 1.48 times the cost in Sydney
Utilities (Monthly): Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment: London is 1.48 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: Cappuccino (regular): London is 1.51 times the cost in Sydney
Rent Per Month: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre: London is 1.54 times the cost in Sydney
Sports And Leisure: Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: London is 1.55 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Oranges (1kg): London is 1.61 times the cost in Sydney
Restaurants: Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: London is 1.63 times the cost in Sydney
Markets: Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): London is 1.65 times the cost in Sydney
Buy Apartment Price: Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre: London is 1.72 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): London is 1.75 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): London is 1.76 times the cost in Sydney
Buy Apartment Price: Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre: London is 1.91 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Gasoline (1 liter): London is 1.92 times the cost in Sydney
Transportation: Monthly Pass (Regular Price): London is 1.97 times the cost in Sydney

Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) for Sydney and London

Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax)

$4,611.53 Sydney, Australia

£2,072.34 London, United Kingdom

Original data figures taken from www.numbeo.com, and then compared against each City.

Notes:

These comparisons are based on the percentage cost of each item when compared to the average income for each country.

Example:

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre

London is £9,751.26 or 4.71 times the London Average salary

Sydney is $11,350.00 or 2.46 times the Sydney Average salary. Therefore more expensive in London

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