Sydney Cost of Living

One of the first things we did prior to moving from New York to Sydney is investigate the cost of living. We found a number of resources online, but none of them gave an accurate representation of what it actually costs to live here (we looked at EasyExpat and Mercer). From our research, we expected it to be on par with New York...an expensive city in its own right. We was surprised when we got to Sydney to find that in many respects it blew New York away. For that reason, here is a comprehensive inventory of costs in New York and Sydney: