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What $1 Million Means in Sydney versus UK Countryside

Posted: May. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Million dollar Sydney home

It is always surprising to me what a difference the same amount of money in one location can mean in another spot (like San Diego vs. Dallas), but the polar difference between this flat in Sydney versus a 21-room mansion in the UK countryside is absolutely insane.

How much house can $1 million buy you in a major Australian city like Sydney? Depending on where you are looking, it could be a one-bedroom luxury flat in the heart of Sydney or a three or four-bedroom home in the suburbs.

Now imagine paying $940,000 for a 21-room mansion sitting on six acres of lush countryside!

It's not a property pipe-dream but a reality in the UK where an 18th century mansion is on the market for the same price as an apartment in the heart of Sydney (as listed by price on


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