Sydney V London

Paul Smith 27.07.2018

Sydney to London and vice versa is one of the most common corridors for recently qualified accountants.

For Londoners, it’s the chance to work 20 minutes from on of the most famous beaches in the world, and for Ozzies it’s the lure of one of the largest cities in the world and the hussle and bussle that goes with it!

Summarised below is a quick comparison of all of the day to day necessities for you to live in either city:

So let’s start off with what counts the most, the pay packet.  Here in Sydney, a Newly Qualified Accountant with about 3 years experience and all their CA exams passed will be getting a salary of around $90-95K Base comparatively in London the salary ranges from $88,000-$95,000.

So what can that get you?

Well you have to sleep somewhere 

The average cost of renting a 3 bed apartment close to Sydney CBD is $4,600, compared to London which is just under $5,500 

Why would you move to Sydney without socialising? 

Interestingly enough, the average price of a beer is the same in both.  With a local beer in Sydney CBD costing around $8 and in London the average price is slightly higher at $8.02

How will you get anywhere?

The Oyster vs The Opal scenario, Sydney trains which are known for being relatively more comfortable range around $180 per month in the immediate commuter area while the more turbulent tube will cost you on average $55 more on your Oyster

Get to know the place

One of the most Iconic monuments in Sydney is the Westfield Sydney Eye tower, average entry is from $28 per person compared to the London Eye which checks out at over $47(London is a vaster city, we will give you that) 

And when your starving before you head home 

We looked at a lot of restaurants to compare but we decided to offer you the most popular one-Maccie D’s!  Here you will be pleasantly surprised that not unlike the price of a beer the both match up pretty evenly coming in at just under $10

Having recruited in Sydney for the last 18 months, I can tell you that both UK and Australian Qualified Accountants are in high demand. So, if you are an accountant considering a move in or to Sydney then please feel free to reach out to me on the contact details below. 

Paul Smith
Consultant | Accounting & Finance - Commerce & Industry (Permanent)

+61 (0)2 8986 3152

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