Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Gold Coast 

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Consumer Prices in Gold Coast are 1.51% lower than in Brisbane (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Gold Coast are 2.03% higher than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Gold Coast are 10.65% higher than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Gold Coast are 7.46% higher than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Gold Coast are 5.29% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Gold Coast is 4.53% higher than in Brisbane
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Restaurants
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$ 25.00 A$      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$ 100.00 A$      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.75 A$ 11.00 A$      -13.73 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 9.00 A$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 A$ 4.73 A$      +3.66 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.45 A$ 3.17 A$      -8.16 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.63 A$ 2.56 A$      -2.75 %
Markets
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.76 A$ 5.85 A$      -13.52 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.50 A$ 2.85 A$      +14.09 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.26 A$ 1.15 A$      -8.89 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.97 A$ 3.89 A$      -21.75 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.62 A$ 4.24 A$      -8.10 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.83 A$ 5.02 A$      +3.89 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.22 A$ 8.76 A$      -4.98 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.08 A$ 1.94 A$      -6.72 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.57 A$ 1.56 A$      -0.52 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.75 A$ 1.85 A$      +5.52 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.32 A$ 2.27 A$      -2.34 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.46 A$ 1.55 A$      +5.99 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 A$ 1.25 A$      +4.47 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.76 A$ 2.82 A$      +2.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.89 A$ 1.93 A$      +2.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$ 15.00 A$      -11.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.80 A$ 3.92 A$      -32.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.79 A$ 4.20 A$      -38.11 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$ 32.00 A$      -8.57 %
Transportation
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.65 A$      +16.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 158.48 A$ 60.00 A$      -62.14 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 A$ 5.00 A$      +25.00 %
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) 5.54 A$ 5.30 A$      -4.39 %
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) 24,224.14 A$ 23,833.33 A$      -1.61 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 191.99 A$ 193.00 A$      +0.53 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.32 A$ 0.23 A$      -25.50 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 78.30 A$ 74.89 A$      -4.35 %
Sports And Leisure
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62.83 A$ 79.88 A$      +27.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.39 A$ 40.00 A$      +96.17 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.50 A$ 18.00 A$      +16.13 %
Childcare
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,821.71 A$ 2,110.00 A$      +15.82 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,983.33 A$ 21,666.67 A$      +66.88 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 104.25 A$ 110.71 A$      +6.20 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 59.41 A$ 49.17 A$      -17.24 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 142.03 A$ 135.56 A$      -4.56 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 152.52 A$ 157.22 A$      +3.08 %
Rent Per Month
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,645.45 A$ 1,814.29 A$      +10.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,216.52 A$ 1,314.29 A$      +8.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,842.61 A$ 3,037.86 A$      +6.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,920.00 A$ 2,270.00 A$      +18.23 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 643.68 A$ 571.35 A$      -11.24 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 403.70 A$ 500.12 A$      +23.88 %
Salaries And Financing
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,739.24 A$ 5,054.18 A$      +6.65 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.73 4.09      +9.74 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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