Australian cities like Sydney were once relatively affordable locales. But in recent years they've been moving up the ranks of the world's most expensive cities as a strong local currency has pushed up prices.
Loaf of bread: $5.03
Bottle of table wine: $25.38
Pack of brand-name cigarettes: $15.48
High-end 3-course dinner for four, with wine: $731.96
From satellite TV to baseball tickets, here's what you'll be shelling out more cash for this year.