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

Albury, NSW: The median price of a house in Albury is $350,000, while the median price for a unit is $303,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $2.05 million.

Albury, NSW: The median price of a house in Albury is $350,000, while the median price for a unit is $303,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $2.05 million.

Ararat, Victoria: The median price for a house in Ararat is $165,000, while the median price for a unit is not available. The highest price paid over the last year was $795,000.

Ararat, Victoria: The median price for a house in Ararat is $165,000, while the median price for a unit is not available. The highest price paid over the last year was $795,000.

Ballarat, Victoria: The median price of a house in Ballarat is $310,000, while the median price for a unit is $227,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.75 million.

Ballarat, Victoria: The median price of a house in Ballarat is $310,000, while the median price for a unit is $227,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.75 million.

Bathurst, NSW: The median price of a house in Bathurst is $295,000, while the median price for a unit is $200,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $975,000.

Bathurst, NSW: The median price of a house in Bathurst is $295,000, while the median price for a unit is $200,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $975,000.

Bendigo, Victoria: The median price of a house in Bendigo is $447,000, while the median price for a unit is $220,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.86 million.

Bendigo, Victoria: The median price of a house in Bendigo is $447,000, while the median price for a unit is $220,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.86 million.

Bunbury, Western Australia: The median price for a house in Bunbury is $470,000, while the median price for a unit is $390,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.42 million.

Bunbury, Western Australia: The median price for a house in Bunbury is $470,000, while the median price for a unit is $390,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.42 million.

Burnie, Tasmania: The median price of a house in Burnie is $220,000, while the median price for a unit is $170,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $500,000.

Burnie, Tasmania: The median price of a house in Burnie is $220,000, while the median price for a unit is $170,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $500,000.

Dubbo, NSW: The median price of a house in Dubbo is $270,000, while the median price for a unit is $172,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.1 million.

Dubbo, NSW: The median price of a house in Dubbo is $270,000, while the median price for a unit is $172,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.1 million.

Goulburn, NSW: The median price of a house in Goulburn is $275,000, while the median price for a unit is $160,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $750,000.

Goulburn, NSW: The median price of a house in Goulburn is $275,000, while the median price for a unit is $160,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $750,000.

Katherine, Northern Territory: The median price for a house in Katherine is $330,000, while the median price for a unit is $265,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $390,000.

Katherine, Northern Territory: The median price for a house in Katherine is $330,000, while the median price for a unit is $265,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $390,000.

Launceston, Tasmania: The median price of a house in Launceston is $318,000, while the median price for a unit is $219,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $700,000.

Launceston, Tasmania: The median price of a house in Launceston is $318,000, while the median price for a unit is $219,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $700,000.

Mandurah, Western Australia: The median price for a house in Mandurah is $320,000, while the median price for a unit is $275,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.08 million.

Mandurah, Western Australia: The median price for a house in Mandurah is $320,000, while the median price for a unit is $275,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.08 million.

Mildura, Victoria: The median price for a house in Mildura is $210,000, while the median price for a unit is $142,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.65 million.

Mildura, Victoria: The median price for a house in Mildura is $210,000, while the median price for a unit is $142,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.65 million.

Mt Isa, Queensland: The median price for a house in Mt Isa is $355,000, while the median price for a unit is $300,000. The highest price paid over the last year is not available.

Mt Isa, Queensland: The median price for a house in Mt Isa is $355,000, while the median price for a unit is $300,000. The highest price paid over the last year is not available.

Murray Bridge, South Australia: The median price for a house in Murray Bridge is $223,000, while the median price for a unit is $210,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $602,000.

Murray Bridge, South Australia: The median price for a house in Murray Bridge is $223,000, while the median price for a unit is $210,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $602,000.

Newcastle, NSW: The median price of a house in Newcastle is $470,000, while the median price of a unit is $430,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.32 million.

Newcastle, NSW: The median price of a house in Newcastle is $470,000, while the median price of a unit is $430,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.32 million.

Orange, NSW: The median price of a house in Orange is $320,000, while the median price for a unit is $232,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.18 million.

Orange, NSW: The median price of a house in Orange is $320,000, while the median price for a unit is $232,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.18 million.

Port Lincoln, South Australia: The median price for a house in Port Lincoln is $269,000, while the median price for a unit is $234,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $800,000.

Port Lincoln, South Australia: The median price for a house in Port Lincoln is $269,000, while the median price for a unit is $234,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $800,000.

Port Macquarie, NSW: The median price of a house in Port Macquarie is $374,000, while the median price for a unit is $277,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.55 million.

Port Macquarie, NSW: The median price of a house in Port Macquarie is $374,000, while the median price for a unit is $277,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.55 million.

Sale, Victoria: The median price for a house in Sale is $267,000, while the median price for a unit is $230,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.22 million.

Sale, Victoria: The median price for a house in Sale is $267,000, while the median price for a unit is $230,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.22 million.

Tamworth, NSW: The median price of a house in Tamworth is $249,000, while the median price for a unit is $187,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $590,000.

Tamworth, NSW: The median price of a house in Tamworth is $249,000, while the median price for a unit is $187,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $590,000.

Wagga, NSW: The median price of a house in Wagga is $327,000, while the median price for a unit is $225,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $825,000.

Wagga, NSW: The median price of a house in Wagga is $327,000, while the median price for a unit is $225,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $825,000.

Warrnambool, Victoria: The median price for a house in Warrnambool is $297,000, while the median price for a unit is $247,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.65 million.

Warrnambool, Victoria: The median price for a house in Warrnambool is $297,000, while the median price for a unit is $247,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.65 million.

Wollongong, NSW: The median price of a house in Wollongong is $419,000, while the median price for a unit is $328,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.53 million.

Wollongong, NSW: The median price of a house in Wollongong is $419,000, while the median price for a unit is $328,000. The highest price paid over the last year was $1.53 million.