Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Gold Coast 

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Consumer Prices in Gold Coast are 5.53% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Gold Coast are 15.59% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Gold Coast are 31.45% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Gold Coast are 17.67% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Gold Coast are 3.86% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Gold Coast is 2.45% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 A$ 25.00 A$      +56.25 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$ 100.00 A$      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 10.95 A$      -8.75 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 A$ 9.00 A$      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.13 A$ 4.71 A$      +14.12 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 A$ 3.17 A$      +4.31 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 A$ 2.64 A$      +1.02 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.37 A$ 5.87 A$      -7.85 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.47 A$ 2.85 A$      +15.56 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.12 A$ 1.15 A$      +2.47 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.79 A$ 4.14 A$      -13.69 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.08 A$ 4.23 A$      -16.70 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.07 A$ 5.07 A$      -0.02 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.56 A$ 8.75 A$      +2.17 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.19 A$ 1.94 A$      -11.36 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.49 A$ 1.56 A$      +4.53 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.58 A$ 1.85 A$      +16.72 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.48 A$ 2.27 A$      -8.38 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 A$ 1.55 A$      +3.15 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 A$ 1.25 A$      +1.17 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.58 A$ 2.82 A$      +9.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 A$ 1.93 A$      +0.52 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.93 A$ 3.92 A$      -20.46 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.16 A$ 4.19 A$      -32.01 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$ 32.00 A$      -8.57 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.65 A$      +16.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 60.00 A$      -72.40 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.10 A$ 5.00 A$      +21.95 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.58 A$ 4.02 A$      +12.36 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$ 49.60 A$      -12.49 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.15 A$ 5.26 A$      +2.08 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,990.00 A$ 31,000.00 A$      +6.93 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,845.75 A$ 23,833.33 A$      -7.79 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 193.44 A$ 193.00 A$      -0.23 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.76 A$ 0.23 A$      -69.27 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.96 A$ 76.12 A$      +5.79 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.16 A$ 79.88 A$      -1.59 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.72 A$ 40.00 A$      +68.63 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 18.00 A$      -10.00 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,316.68 A$ 2,110.00 A$      -8.92 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,472.00 A$ 21,666.67 A$      +0.91 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 101.34 A$ 110.71 A$      +9.25 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 63.36 A$ 49.17 A$      -22.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 142.09 A$ 141.25 A$      -0.59 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 152.74 A$ 164.38 A$      +7.62 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,597.00 A$ 1,814.29 A$      -30.14 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,880.00 A$ 1,314.29 A$      -30.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,769.40 A$ 3,037.86 A$      -36.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,041.03 A$ 2,270.00 A$      -25.35 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,238.39 A$ 922.93 A$      -25.47 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 790.38 A$ 754.90 A$      -4.49 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,138.19 A$ 5,054.18 A$      -17.66 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.12 4.09      +31.06 %
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