Cost of Living Comparison Between Melbourne and Gold Coast 

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Consumer Prices in Gold Coast are 1.44% lower than in Melbourne (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Gold Coast are 0.39% lower than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in Gold Coast are 1.92% higher than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in Gold Coast are 0.36% lower than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in Gold Coast are 4.85% lower than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in Gold Coast is 2.75% lower than in Melbourne
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Restaurants
Melbourne Edit Gold Coast Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$ 20.00 A$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$ 100.00 A$      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.50 A$ 13.00 A$      +4.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$ 8.00 A$      -20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 A$ 9.00 A$      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.39 A$ 4.61 A$      +5.05 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.17 A$ 3.31 A$      +4.34 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 A$ 2.35 A$      -10.97 %
Markets
Melbourne Edit Gold Coast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.99 A$ 5.18 A$      -13.51 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.77 A$ 3.06 A$      +10.71 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.15 A$ 1.27 A$      +10.09 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.00 A$ 3.91 A$      -21.78 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.67 A$ 4.54 A$      -19.88 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.97 A$ 4.30 A$      -13.38 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.01 A$ 9.44 A$      +17.88 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.94 A$ 1.85 A$      -4.98 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.42 A$ 1.54 A$      +8.41 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.48 A$ 1.54 A$      +4.15 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.98 A$ 2.34 A$      +18.18 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 A$ 1.62 A$      +14.52 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 A$ 1.19 A$      -7.13 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.54 A$ 2.69 A$      +6.00 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 A$ 1.69 A$      -28.13 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 18.00 A$      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.82 A$ 4.26 A$      -26.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.60 A$ 4.25 A$      -35.61 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.50 A$ 33.50 A$      -17.28 %
Transportation
Melbourne Edit Gold Coast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 A$ 4.80 A$      +6.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 153.00 A$ 60.00 A$      -60.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.75 A$ 4.50 A$      -5.26 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.61 A$ 4.02 A$      +54.13 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.08 A$ 49.60 A$      +45.54 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.57 A$ 5.56 A$      -0.12 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,750.00 A$ 31,000.00 A$      +11.71 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,623.92 A$ 24,714.29 A$      -7.17 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Melbourne Edit Gold Coast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 197.46 A$ 200.75 A$      +1.67 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 A$ 0.22 A$      +25.32 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.72 A$ 74.22 A$      -1.97 %
Sports And Leisure
Melbourne Edit Gold Coast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.70 A$ 73.38 A$      +10.01 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.60 A$ 46.67 A$      +126.54 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 19.00 A$      -5.00 %
Childcare
Melbourne Edit Gold Coast Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,460.94 A$ 2,110.00 A$      -14.26 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,691.67 A$ 34,333.33 A$      +74.35 %
Clothing And Shoes
Melbourne Edit Gold Coast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.90 A$ 108.12 A$      +8.23 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.18 A$ 50.00 A$      -14.06 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 132.94 A$ 165.00 A$      +24.12 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 154.90 A$ 166.88 A$      +7.73 %
Rent Per Month
Melbourne Edit Gold Coast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,698.33 A$ 1,762.50 A$      +3.78 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,394.86 A$ 1,491.67 A$      +6.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,190.14 A$ 3,158.12 A$      -1.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,177.74 A$ 2,155.00 A$      -1.04 %
Buy Apartment Price
Melbourne Edit Gold Coast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 848.69 A$ 982.94 A$      +15.82 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 685.39 A$ 799.91 A$      +16.71 %
Salaries And Financing
Melbourne Edit Gold Coast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,073.40 A$ 4,914.82 A$      -3.13 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.91 4.18      +43.53 %
Last update: December 2021October 2021
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