Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Gold Coast 

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Cost of Living in Gold Coast is 15.2% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Gold Coast is 21.5% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Gold Coast are 31.2% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Gold Coast are 4.9% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Gold Coast are 11.4% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Gold Coast is 24.4% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.12 A$ 21.00 A$      -12.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$ 120.00 A$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.32 A$ 10.00 A$      -3.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.03 A$ 5.32 A$      +5.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.81 A$ 3.15 A$      -17.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.19 A$ 2.56 A$      -19.8 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.02 A$ 7.08 A$      -21.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.79 A$ 3.26 A$      -14.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.60 A$ 1.33 A$      -16.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.09 A$ 5.48 A$      -10.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.64 A$ 5.52 A$      -27.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.78 A$ 5.76 A$      -0.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.64 A$ 9.53 A$      -1.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.21 A$ 2.09 A$      -5.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.92 A$ 1.86 A$      -2.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.12 A$ 1.92 A$      -9.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.92 A$ 2.53 A$      -13.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 A$ 1.51 A$      -10.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.57 A$ 1.47 A$      -6.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.39 A$ 3.07 A$      -9.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 A$ 2.49 A$      +16.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 18.00 A$      -10.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.07 A$ 7.79 A$      +10.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.24 A$ 8.00 A$      -2.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 A$ 40.00 A$      -20.0 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$ 4.90 A$      -2.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 90.00 A$      -58.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 A$ 3.10 A$      -55.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 A$ 3.69 A$      -54.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 85.00 A$ 51.60 A$      -39.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.68 A$ 6.84 A$      -10.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 44,423.00 A$ 40,750.00 A$      -8.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,735.68 A$ 32,445.77 A$      -6.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 301.80 A$ 220.00 A$      -27.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 39.69 A$ 37.47 A$      -5.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.94 A$ 77.70 A$      -0.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 87.76 A$ 77.08 A$      -12.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.59 A$ 10.00 A$      -66.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 24.00 A$ 18.50 A$      -22.9 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,110.00 A$ 2,359.72 A$      -24.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,336.72 A$ 10,940.00 A$      -60.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 110.93 A$ 109.99 A$      -0.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 90.39 A$ 67.50 A$      -25.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 162.92 A$ 148.33 A$      -9.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 192.09 A$ 159.11 A$      -17.2 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,270.79 A$ 2,237.50 A$      -31.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,281.44 A$ 2,128.57 A$      -6.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,450.94 A$ 3,500.00 A$      -45.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,766.81 A$ 2,987.50 A$      -20.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,121.70 A$ 1,254.18 A$      -40.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,331.60 A$ 940.64 A$      -29.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,283.96 A$ 6,135.42 A$      -2.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.35 6.31      -0.6 %
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