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Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Gold Coast 

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Consumer Prices in Gold Coast are 8.22% lower than in Sydney
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Gold Coast are 17.34% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Gold Coast are 32.24% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Gold Coast are 7.88% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Gold Coast are 8.41% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Gold Coast is 11.07% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants Sydney[ Edit ] Gold Coast[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 A$ 25.00 A$      +31.58 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 99.50 A$ 90.00 A$      -9.55 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 11.00 A$      -8.33 %
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) 4.08 A$ 4.75 A$      +16.44 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.26 A$ 3.21 A$      -1.62 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.77 A$ 2.70 A$      -2.66 %
Markets Sydney[ Edit ] Gold Coast[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.74 A$ 6.60 A$      +14.98 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.62 A$ 2.61 A$      -0.56 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.30 A$ 1.20 A$      -7.59 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.43 A$ 4.18 A$      -5.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.05 A$ 4.43 A$      -26.67 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.10 A$ 4.96 A$      -2.65 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.48 A$ 9.04 A$      +6.56 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 A$ 1.94 A$      -7.90 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.65 A$ 1.56 A$      -5.82 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 A$ 1.85 A$      +1.86 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.34 A$ 2.27 A$      -3.05 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.56 A$ 1.58 A$      +1.27 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 A$ 1.30 A$      +1.63 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.77 A$ 2.92 A$      +5.31 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.37 A$ 1.76 A$      -25.53 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.71 A$ 3.92 A$      -31.35 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.36 A$ 4.43 A$      -30.44 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$ 29.00 A$      -17.14 %
Transportation Sydney[ Edit ] Gold Coast[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.49 A$ 4.50 A$      +0.22 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 213.00 A$ 60.00 A$      -71.83 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.15 A$ 5.00 A$      +20.48 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.54 A$ 4.02 A$      +13.64 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.40 A$ 49.60 A$      -12.06 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.78 A$ 5.50 A$      -4.86 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 A$ 27,983.00 A$      +7.63 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,654.90 A$ 22,833.33 A$      -7.39 %
Utilities (Monthly) Sydney[ Edit ] Gold Coast[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 187.97 A$ 212.62 A$      +13.12 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.68 A$ 0.23 A$      -65.53 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.71 A$ 71.00 A$      -0.99 %
Sports And Leisure Sydney[ Edit ] Gold Coast[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 79.99 A$ 82.50 A$      +3.14 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.69 A$ 40.00 A$      +76.30 %
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 2,288.36 A$ 2,110.00 A$      -7.79 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,780.00 A$ 21,666.67 A$      -0.52 %
Clothing And Shoes Sydney[ Edit ] Gold Coast[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 100.00 A$ 105.62 A$      +5.62 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.08 A$ 60.00 A$      -3.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 142.00 A$ 135.00 A$      -4.93 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 154.43 A$ 161.50 A$      +4.58 %
Rent Per Month Sydney[ Edit ] Gold Coast[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,587.81 A$ 1,884.29 A$      -27.19 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,861.77 A$ 1,333.75 A$      -28.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,573.68 A$ 2,765.71 A$      -39.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,026.08 A$ 2,181.25 A$      -27.92 %
Buy Apartment Price Sydney[ Edit ] Gold Coast[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,351.23 A$ 571.35 A$      -57.72 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 797.90 A$ 500.12 A$      -37.32 %
Salaries And Financing Sydney[ Edit ] Gold Coast[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,165.85 A$ 4,743.07 A$      -8.18 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.73 4.26      +14.33 %
Last update: March 2020March 2020
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