Sydney Prices

Last updated: November 2008

Want an idea of what living in Sydney will cost you? Have a look at this prices list with the handy, dandy price convertor to get an idea of what your monthly costs will be. Prices were taken from one source so they will vary depending on where you shop or stay, but they should give you a good idea of the costs of things in the city. In Australia tax is included so the price you see is the price you pay.

Accommodation

Items Price Converted
Hostel - Cheap Dorm Bed $12.00 Loading
Hostel - Average Dorm Bed $20.00 Loading
Hostel - Cheap Single $22.00 Loading
Hostel - Average Single $35.00 Loading

Transportation

Items Price Converted
Bus - Single - Sections 1-2 $1.90 Loading
Bus - Single - Sections 3-5 $3.20 Loading
Bus - Single - Sections 6-9 $4.20 Loading
Bus - Single - Sections 10-15 $5.00 Loading
Bus - Single - Sections 16+ $6.10 Loading
Bus - 2 Zone - Weekly $$34 Loading
Red - Bus/Ferry/Train - Weekly $38 Loading
Green - Bus/Ferry/Train - Weekly $46 Loading
Yellow - Bus/Ferry/Train - Weekly $50 Loading
Pink - Bus/Ferry/Train - Weekly $53 Loading
Purple - Bus/Ferry/Train - Weekly $60 Loading
Blue - Bus/Ferry - Weekly $34 Loading
Orange - Bus/Ferry - Weekly $43 Loading
Pittwater - Bus/Ferry - Weekly $58 Loading
Inner Harbour Ferry - Zone 1 - Single $5.20 Loading
Inner Harbour Ferry - Zone 1 - Return $10.40 Loading
Inner Harbour Ferry - Zone 2 - Single $5.50 Loading
Inner Harbour Ferry - Zone 2 - Single $11.00 Loading
Rydalmere Ferry - Single $6.40 Loading
Parramatta Ferry - Single $7.70 Loading
Manly Ferry - Single $6.40 Loading
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Attractions

Items Price Converted
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb - Day $189.00 Loading
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Entertainment

Items Price Converted
DVD Rental $ Loading
Cinema Ticket $ Loading
West End Show - Cheapie Seats $ Loading
Game of Bowling with Shoe Rental $ Loading
Ice Skating at Somerset House - 1 hour $ Loading
Major Summer Festivals - 3 Days $ Loading

Groceries

Items Price Converted
Milk - 1 litre $1.52 Loading
Milk - 3 litres $4.29 Loading
Cadbury Ice Cream 2l $6.86 Loading
Butter - 250g $1.41 Loading
Margarine - 250g $1.84 Loading
Cheddar - 400g $7.63 Loading
Parmesian - 250g $5.88 Loading
Mozzarella - 500g $7.14 Loading
Feta - 200g $7.62 Loading
Sour Cream - 250g $2.39 Loading
Large Eggs x12 $2.50 Loading
Broccoli - 1kg $3.25 Loading
Cauliflower - Each $3.25 Loading
Zucchini (Courgettes) - 1kg $3.48 Loading
Green Beans - 1kg $4.98 Loading
Spinach Bunch - 1kg $3.68 Loading
Mushrooms - 1kg $9.48 Loading
Brown Onions - 1kg $2.98 Loading
Red Onions - 1kg $4.98 Loading
Red Peppers (Capsicum) - Each $1.14 Loading
Green Peppers (Capsicum) - Each $1.92 Loading
Potatoes - 1kg $2.68 Loading
Carrots - 1kg $1.88 Loading
Sweetcorn - Each $1.74 Loading
Tomatoes - 1kg $4.25 Loading
Eggplant (Aubergine) - Each $3.24 Loading
Salmon Fillet - 1kg $38.95 Loading
King Prawns - 1kg $35.86 Loading
10 Chicken Drumsticks - 1kg $4.59 Loading
Chicket Breast Fillets - 1kg $14.39 Loading
Whole Chicken - 1.5kg $7.49 Loading
Rump Steak - 1kg $21.00 Loading
Sirloin Steak - 1kg $23.00 Loading
Beef Burgers - 1kg $9.20 Loading
Exra Trim Beef Mince - 1kg $15.00 Loading
Pork Sausages - 1kg $7.90 Loading
Lamb Chops - 1kg $11.00 Loading
Apple Juice - 1 litre $4.02 Loading
Orange Juice - 1 litre $4.02 Loading
Lamb Forequarter Roast - 1kg $9.99 Loading

Health & Beauty

Items Price Converted
Listerine Mouth Wash 250ml $5.22 Loading
Colgate Cheap Toothbrush $3.26 Loading
Colgate Toothpaste 120g $2.71 Loading
Gilliette Mach 3 Razor $11.98 Loading
Gillette Venus Razer $7.62 Loading
Gillette Shaving Foam $4.05 Loading
Soap - Six Pack $2.27 Loading
Dove Roll On Deodorant - 50ml $4.35 Loading
Brut Deodorant Stick - 75g $6.52 Loading
Impulse Body Mist $5.36 Loading
Brut Body Spray $5.98 Loading
Clean and Clear Face Wash - 150g $14.16 Loading
Palmolive Shower Gel - 250ml $4.35 Loading
Herbal Essence Shampoo - 400ml $7.48 Loading
Herbal Essence Conditioner - 400ml $7.48 Loading
Libra Tampons x16 $4.82 Loading
Nivea Sunscreen - 200ml $17.93 Loading
Clairol Nice N Easy Hair Dye $14.16 Loading

Snacks

Items Price Converted
Evian Water - 500ml $1.91 Loading
Evian Water - 1.5l $3.91 Loading
Coke - Can $1.20 Loading
Coke - 2l $3.26 Loading
Orange Juice - 500ml $2.50 Loading
Lipton Iced Tea - 500ml $2.38 Loading
Doritos - 200g $2.00 Loading
Mars Bar $1.80 Loading
Salted Peanuts - 200g $1.58 Loading

Booze

Items Price Converted
Bundaberg Rum - 700ml $40.32 Loading
Bacardi White Rum - 700ml $41.41 Loading
Malibu - 700ml $40.32 Loading
Conquistador Tequila - 700ml $36.18 Loading
Jagermeister - 700ml $47.95 Loading
Smirnoff Red Label Vodka - 700ml $38.14 Loading
Gordons Dry Gin - 700ml $39.23 Loading
Jack Daniels Whiskey - 700ml $50.13 Loading
Jim Beam Bourbon - 700ml $38.68 Loading
Baileys - 700ml $39.52 Loading
Cheap Ass Bottle of Wine - 75cl $ Loading
Cask of Wine - 3L $ Loading
Becks - 4x440ml $ Loading
Fosters - 4x440ml $ Loading
Carlsberg - 4x440ml $ Loading
Carling - 4x440ml $ Loading
Guinness - 4x440ml $ Loading
Newcastle Brown Ale - 4x550ml $ Loading
Magners Cider - 4x500ml $ Loading
Blackthorn Cider - 4x440ml $ Loading
Gaymers Cider - 3L Oh ya! $ Loading

Down the Pub

Items Price Converted
Pint of Lager $ Loading
Pint of Ale $ Loading
Corona - 330ml $ Loading
Pint of Strongbow $ Loading
Magners - 700ml $ Loading
Bacardi Breezer - 275ml $ Loading
Smirnoff Ice - 275ml $ Loading
Gin and Tonic $ Loading
Jack Daniels and Coke $ Loading
Bottle of House Wine $ Loading
Large Glass of House Wine $ Loading
Game of Pool $1 Loading
Packet of Crisps $ Loading

Tobacco Products

Items Price Converted
Marlboro 25 Pack $12.59 Loading
Peter Jackson 30 Pack $12.30 Loading
Cigars 10 Pack $11.17 Loading
Rolling Papers 60 Pack $0.44 Loading

Fast Food

Items Price Converted
MacDonalds Bic Mac Meal $0 Loading
MacDonalds Double Cheeseburger $ Loading
MacDonalds Large Fries $0 Loading
MacDonalds Large Coke $0 Loading
Burger King Whopper Meal $0 Loading
Burger King Large Fries $0 Loading
Burger King Large Coke $0 Loading

Monthly Gym Membership

Items Price Converted
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City Gym $ Loading
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(all conversions based on the Australian Dollar 'AUD')

Things to Note

  • Accommodation - Hostel prices can vary depending on locations and quality. Prices shown are average prices.
  • Transportation -
  • Attractions -
  • Groceries, Health & Beauty - Prices have been taken from Coles supermarket, a common grocery store all over Australia.
  • Meat & Veggies - For things that are sold by weight I've tried to give the per kilogram price to make things easier to compare. Prices have been taken from Coles.
  • Snacks -
  • Booze -
  • Gym Memberships -

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