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Cost of living in Sydney - New South Wales

The cost of living in Australia can vary dramatically from place to place so lets see how much value you get for your money in Sydney - New South Wales.


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The cost of living in Australia can vary dramatically from place to place so lets see how much value you get for your money in Sydney - New South Wales.
Definitely more expensive here in NSW than it was in Wisconsin USA. Trying to get cat food, kitty litter etc is costing a lot more. I notice the grocery bills are much more and no coupons I can't wait until I am able to work, living off savings just doesn't go that far but at least I am with my husband

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Yeah - even in Sydney cost may vary. Compare suburbs like Campbelltown, Parramatta, Sutherland, Marrickville, Bondi Junction, Chatswood and Kirribilli. You will see how big the differences can be.

Central Coast is significantly cheaper than Sydney and people are moving there to buy their dream houses with water views and just a few steps to beaches.

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Yeah - even in Sydney cost may vary. Compare suburbs like Campbelltown, Parramatta, Sutherland, Marrickville, Bondi Junction, Chatswood and Kirribilli. You will see how big the differences can be.

Central Coast is significantly cheaper than Sydney and people are moving there to buy their dream houses with water views and just a few steps to beaches.
Even around the Southern Highlands prices vary significantly within a couple of miles! Prices for houses start at around 300k in Hilltop, 350K in Mittagong, 400k in Bowral, but even in places like Mittagong you can pay 350k for a starter home, to the sky's the limit for a house on mount Gibraltar, still in Mittagong paying multi millions.

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so expensive......


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This is almost impossible to answer and depends on a lot of factors such as car ownership or using public transport, how much you eat out and cook your own meals, what kind of house/flat you live in and the cost of rent, where you shop for groceries, which area you live in (yes this is a huge factor), if you have an luxuries such as pay TV or similar, how you use utilities such as telephone (both land-line and mobile), gas and electricity. I can give you a rough idea based on my own circumstances. I live in one of the outer suburbs of Sydney and pay about $230/week in rent (3 bedroom home), $100/week for food (2 adults no kids not eating out), $50/week in petrol (40km/day non city semi rural driving), $150/month telephone (land-line includes pay TV), $90/month car insurance, $500 every 3 months for electricity and about $250 every 3 months for gas, about $700/year car registration this includes RTA (government vehicle authority similar to US DMV) fees and compulsory Greenslip (third party property insurance) and pink Slip which is a safety inspection. Usually for miscellaneous which includes lunch out with friends and the like on average we spend about $100/week...but that is an average over the year.
Agamenon, in what suburb do you live? I was checking realestate com au and its hard to find anything below 350 a week.


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If I will go for State Sponsorship, NSW will be the choice, so I will watch this thread with great interest.

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Hmm yea sydney is quite expensive compared to the other states like others have said it dependa on the actual sydney area that u go too and you will see a massive diffirence


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My partner and I were living in Pyrmont and here's our expenses for the two of us.
$425 a week for rent for a large room with ensuite in a shared house which included all our bills.
$100 a week on food
$200 a week on entertainment
$25 a week on mobile phones
We walked everywhere but would occasionally spend $20 a week on transport costs

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