Take it from me: living in Sydney isn't cheap. So it's pleasing that a national survey found that the cost of a takeout coffee in Sydney has actually dropped in the last quarter.
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Overall, the Gikatho Cappuccino Price Index found that prices were generally stable compared to last quarter, but fell 12 cents in Sydney. However, prices in most cities have gone up over the course of a year, with the exception of Canberra.
|City||Average price||Change over quarter||Change over year|
|Adelaide||$3.44||no change||rose 7c|
|Brisbane||$3.48||rose 1c||rose 5c|
|Canberra||$3.37||fell 1c||fell 4c|
|Melbourne||$3.37||rose 1c||rose 16c|
|Perth||$3.88||rose 1c||rose 16c|
|Sydney||$3.16||fell 12c||rose 5c|
The main impact on coffee costs isn't the raw ingredients, but labour and transport, Gikatho calculates.