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Cost of Living in Gold Coast, Australia

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 78.28
Rent Index: 32.59
Groceries Index: 74.16
Restaurants Index: 77.21
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 55.56
Local Purchasing Power: 151.88

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$
12.00
25.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$
50.00
100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.90 A$
8.00
11.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 A$
5.00
6.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 A$
5.00
8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.23 A$
4.00
4.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.15 A$
2.50
3.80
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.52 A$
1.75
3.50
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.24 A$
3.79
7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.22 A$
1.09
3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.32 A$
1.13
1.45
Eggs (12) 4.77 A$
3.66
5.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.27 A$
2.72
6.35
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.66 A$
4.06
5.81
Apples (1 lb) 1.81 A$
1.36
2.26
Oranges (1 lb) 1.69 A$
1.36
2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.04 A$
1.36
2.27
Potato (1 lb) 1.46 A$
1.31
1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.21 A$
2.00
2.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.08 A$
1.20
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 A$
8.00
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.88 A$
3.50
6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.50 A$
3.50
9.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 22.00 A$
20.00
25.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.20 A$
4.00
6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 110.00 A$
100.00
120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 A$
3.50
5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.51 A$
3.44
6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 53.70 A$
47.40
60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.69 A$
5.49
5.94
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 A$
23,000.00
25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.86 A$
125.00
300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.34 A$
0.12
0.92
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.56 A$
60.00
100.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.54 A$
50.00
80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.00 A$
10.00
20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 A$
9.00
20.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.75 A$
99.00
100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.80 A$
30.00
79.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 135.00 A$
120.00
150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 143.00 A$
130.00
150.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,543.67 A$
1,400.00
1,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,130.83 A$
1,000.00
1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,191.78 A$
2,000.00
2,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,621.33 A$
1,500.00
1,820.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 430.45 A$
371.61
548.12
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 260.13 A$
222.97
278.71
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,796.67 A$
3,200.00
4,300.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.06
4.98
5.28

These data are based on 619 entries in the past 18 months from 68 different contributors.

Last update: July, 2015

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8 Comments so far

#Jim on Jul 04, 2015 :
Moved here from Sydney and we are never going back. Gold Coast has excellent amenities, modern look and feel, nice people and is very, very affordable. We get a penthouse 3 bed apartment for $450/wk on the water. Try getting that in old, dirty, yucky Sydney.
#audi on Apr 30, 2015 :
I agree that sydney way behind living affordable and low styles of life lived there all life but prices start to get unreal.units i called it graves unlivaable double of where u pay in gc.trafic hectic. People start to get frustrated and rude.cost of food way ex. Gold Coast is the way to go
#Anonymous on Feb 09, 2015 :
Don't move to Sydney, life is very expensive here. Unless you like spending your life in wage slavery.
#Sinbad on Apr 12, 2014 :
The Gold Coast has had it's glory years .. it used to be a buzzing destination for tourists from inter-state and overseas, especially Japan.

Now it's a bit of a run down yesterday place .. lot's of dimwits everywhere and confidence tricksters .. so lookout..

Having said that, I still reckon it's a fun place to visit and have a holiday/vacation - it's laid back and crazy and sometimes dangerous
but to live there it's had it's peak and now is on the slippery slope downwards.

Would I want to live there?

If I had an ok job or my own business or retired I suppose it would be all right .. but it lacks the dynamics and wide variety
of cultures and things to do that Melbourne or Sydney offer.

Housing is reasonably cheap compared to the bigger cities (mostly because so many only work part time or not at all, or under the radar..).
#taylor on Oct 21, 2013 :
medical insurance is provided by the government #Joanne
#Anonymous on Sep 28, 2013 :
Thanks! But on which date is this inform?
#Joanne on Feb 22, 2013 :
What about medical insurance/cover?
#X mahn on Jan 14, 2013 :
Very informative and helpful.
Its pretty expensive living there!

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