Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Gold Coast 

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Consumer Prices in Gold Coast are 2.5% higher than in Brisbane (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Gold Coast are 0.6% lower than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Gold Coast are 6.6% lower than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Gold Coast are 7.9% higher than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Gold Coast are 7.5% higher than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Gold Coast is 9.0% higher than in Brisbane
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Restaurants
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.00 A$ 25.00 A$      +4.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$ 140.00 A$      +16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 14.00 A$      +16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.24 A$ 5.58 A$      +6.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.31 A$ 3.27 A$      -24.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.43 A$ 2.61 A$      -23.8 %
Markets
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.20 A$ 7.03 A$      -2.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.96 A$ 2.93 A$      -1.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.57 A$ 1.30 A$      -17.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.60 A$ 5.12 A$      -8.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.33 A$ 6.01 A$      -5.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.67 A$ 6.06 A$      +6.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.78 A$ 11.79 A$      +20.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 A$ 2.14 A$      +3.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.80 A$ 1.79 A$      -0.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.29 A$ 1.85 A$      -19.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.58 A$ 2.99 A$      +15.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.64 A$ 1.46 A$      -11.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.42 A$ 1.45 A$      +1.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.94 A$ 3.70 A$      +25.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.57 A$ 3.17 A$      +23.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 18.00 A$      -10.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.19 A$ 8.00 A$      -2.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.21 A$ 10.00 A$      +21.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 48.00 A$      +20.0 %
Transportation
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.34 A$ 4.90 A$      +12.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 210.00 A$ 90.00 A$      -57.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 A$ 3.10 A$      -11.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.69 A$ 3.69 A$      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 54.30 A$ 51.60 A$      -5.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.47 A$ 6.99 A$      -6.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 41,500.00 A$ 44,423.00 A$      +7.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,291.15 A$ 36,750.00 A$      +17.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 310.17 A$ 254.80 A$      -17.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 36.38 A$ 54.17 A$      +48.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 78.89 A$ 87.33 A$      +10.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 79.74 A$ 78.22 A$      -1.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.25 A$ 25.00 A$      -11.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$ 19.00 A$      +5.6 %
Childcare
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,408.97 A$ 2,680.00 A$      +11.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,536.67 A$ 17,921.33 A$      +32.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 134.79 A$ 105.00 A$      -22.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 76.59 A$ 96.67 A$      +26.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 193.89 A$ 142.00 A$      -26.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 171.00 A$ 215.00 A$      +25.7 %
Rent Per Month
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,527.97 A$ 2,228.57 A$      -11.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,186.17 A$ 2,000.00 A$      -8.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,038.33 A$ 3,562.50 A$      -11.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,675.12 A$ 2,887.50 A$      +7.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,291.40 A$ 1,579.34 A$      +22.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 934.60 A$ 1,230.96 A$      +31.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,494.25 A$ 5,954.76 A$      +8.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.33 6.58      +4.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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