Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Gold Coast 

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Consumer Prices in Gold Coast are 5.15% lower than in Brisbane (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Gold Coast are 1.32% lower than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Gold Coast are 8.02% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Gold Coast are 2.36% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Gold Coast are 7.46% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Gold Coast is 5.28% lower than in Brisbane
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Restaurants
Brisbane 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) 14.00 A$ 11.50 A$      -17.86 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 A$ 9.00 A$      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 A$ 4.68 A$      +2.57 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.59 A$ 3.21 A$      -10.52 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 A$ 2.60 A$      -9.36 %
Markets
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.44 A$ 4.80 A$      -25.42 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.37 A$ 2.95 A$      +24.35 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.32 A$ 1.23 A$      -7.04 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.72 A$ 3.80 A$      -19.48 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.56 A$ 4.25 A$      -6.84 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.16 A$ 4.63 A$      -10.39 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.93 A$ 8.77 A$      -1.82 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.15 A$ 1.90 A$      -11.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.59 A$ 1.51 A$      -5.17 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.77 A$ 1.66 A$      -6.08 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.20 A$ 2.27 A$      +2.88 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.54 A$ 1.65 A$      +6.71 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 A$ 1.20 A$      +3.50 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.73 A$ 2.80 A$      +2.47 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.05 A$ 1.94 A$      -5.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.64 A$ 3.92 A$      -30.51 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.96 A$ 4.21 A$      -39.57 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 36.00 A$ 32.00 A$      -11.11 %
Transportation
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.80 A$      +20.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 146.74 A$ 60.00 A$      -59.11 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 A$ 5.00 A$      +11.11 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.49 A$ 4.02 A$      +15.21 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$ 49.60 A$      +0.81 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.36 A$ 5.28 A$      -1.43 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 A$ 31,000.00 A$      +10.71 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,231.29 A$ 23,833.33 A$      -1.64 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 191.87 A$ 173.25 A$      -9.70 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 A$ 0.23 A$      -41.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.07 A$ 76.00 A$      -3.88 %
Sports And Leisure
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.59 A$ 74.88 A$      +14.16 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.00 A$ 40.00 A$      +110.53 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 A$ 18.00 A$      +20.00 %
Childcare
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,905.00 A$ 2,110.00 A$      +10.76 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,475.00 A$ 21,666.67 A$      +60.79 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 104.60 A$ 110.71 A$      +5.85 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.32 A$ 49.17 A$      -21.10 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.38 A$ 142.86 A$      +7.11 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 152.30 A$ 166.88 A$      +9.57 %
Rent Per Month
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,711.36 A$ 1,812.50 A$      +5.91 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,232.38 A$ 1,350.00 A$      +9.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,816.52 A$ 2,933.12 A$      +4.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,938.18 A$ 2,223.75 A$      +14.73 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 654.96 A$ 935.45 A$      +42.83 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 415.74 A$ 764.30 A$      +83.84 %
Salaries And Financing
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,059.21 A$ 4,729.18 A$      -6.52 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.41 4.09      +20.01 %
Last update: June 2021May 2021
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