Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, is best known for its harbor front Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. To find out cost of living in Sydney (Australia) see the chart below:

Cost of Living in Sydney (Australia) is given below in detail:

Expense TypeCost (Local Currency)
Lunch One Person
(including a drink) in the
business district
Fast Food Combo Meal at Restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)AU$11
500 grams (1/2 kg) of boneless chicken breastAU$6
1 liter of whole fat milkAU$1.28
1 dozen (12) Large eggsAU$5.56
1 kilogram of tomatoes (2 lbs)AU$5.11
0.5 kg (500 grams) local cheeseAU$8
1 kg of apples (2 lb.) AU$4.25
1 kg of potatoes (2 lb.)AU$3.38
0.5 litre domestic beer at a supermarket (16 oz)AU$5.84
1 bottle of good quality red table wineAU$19
2 liters of Soft Drink (Coca-Cola)AU$2.83
2 people meal (Bread only)AU$2.43
Monthly rent of a 900 Sqft furnished accommodation in Posh areaAU$3,404
Monthly rent of a 900 Sqft furnished accommodation in Average areaAU$2,758
 2 people Household Utilities for 1 month (heating, electricity, gas) for 914 sq. ft. apartmentAU$253
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Posh or Expensive areaAU$2,664
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Average areaAU$1,642
1 person Household Utilities for 1 month (heating, electricity, gas) for (480 Sqft) studioAU$163
1 month Internet Connection (8 mbpsAU$59
40 inch flat-screen TV AU$635
Microwave 800 to 900 Watt made by Bosch, LG, or similar brandsAU$221
Laundry detergent (3 litres~ or 100 oz.)AU$14
Cleaning hourly rateAU$31
1 jeans pair from Levis or similar brandAU$107
Single warm weather dress at Top brand like Zara, H&M or similarAU$84
Single pair of shoes for sports like Nike, Adidas, or similar brandsAU$155
Single pair of men’s leather formal shoesAU$153
1.4 cc base vehicle price (Volkswagen Golf)AU$26,807
1 liter 0.25 gallon) of gas/fuelAU$1.50
Public transport monthly ticket AU$180
Business day taxi usage, 8 km. i.e. 5 milesAU$29
 6 days cold treatment medicine like Tylenol, Coldrex, or similar brandsAU$12
Antibiotics Box (12 doses)AU$16
Private Doctor Visit (15 minutes)AU$69
32 tampons (1 Box)AU$10
Deodorant or roll-on  (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)AU$5.75
Hair shampoo & conditioner(400 ml ~ 12 oz.)AU$6
Toilet paper 4 rollsAU$3.59
Toothpaste tubeAU$4.27
Men’s haircut at the VIP areaAU$31
Average dinner for two at a pubAU$53
2 movie ticketsAU$40
2 tickets to best seats at a theaterAU$183
Dinner for two people at an Italian restaurant in the the VIP area including appetizer, main course, wine and dessertAU$109
One cocktail drink at a downtown clubAU$19
Coffee (Cappuccino) in the VIP area of the cityAU$4.46
1 beer at a neighbourhood pub (500ml)AU$8
128GB iPad with supported Wi-Fi AU$601
1 minute of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts included)AU$0.55
1 month of  business district gym membershipAU$84
1 pack of cigarettes (Marlboro)AU$30