Country bargains: how regional property prices stack up

Did you know you can buy nearly four houses in the Victorian town of Ararat for the median price of one in Sydney? 

Or if you don't mind the commute, you could purchase one house and two units in the NSW town of Goulburn for the median price of one house in Canberra.

According to a new report by the Australian Property Monitors, the median cost of a house in the NSW capital is $656,415, while the median price of a unit has now hit $475,314.

Darwin is second most expensive capital city, with a median house price of $629,924.

So how does your town or city fair? Compare the gallery above with the median capital city prices below to find out.

Houses

Sydney - $656,415

Darwin - $629,924

Canberra - $566,003

Perth - $560,780

Melbourne - $526,281

Brisbane - $433,302

Adelaide - $432,309

Hobart - $322,420

Units

Sydney - $475,314

Darwin - $415,898

Canberra - $415, 194

Melbourne - $390,651

Perth - $365,132

Brisbane - $356,293

Hobart - $297,418

Adelaide - $283,291

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