Cost of Living Comparison Between Brisbane and Gold Coast 

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Consumer Prices in Gold Coast are 6.66% lower than in Brisbane (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Gold Coast are 5.00% lower than in Brisbane
Rent Prices in Gold Coast are 1.15% lower than in Brisbane
Restaurant Prices in Gold Coast are 4.34% lower than in Brisbane
Groceries Prices in Gold Coast are 9.05% lower than in Brisbane
Local Purchasing Power in Gold Coast is 3.51% 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$ 90.00 A$      -10.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 A$ 13.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 A$ 8.00 A$      -11.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$ 9.00 A$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.87 A$ 4.99 A$      +2.48 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.70 A$ 3.53 A$      -4.72 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 A$ 2.50 A$      -11.65 %
Markets
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.01 A$ 6.06 A$      -13.64 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.00 A$ 3.12 A$      +3.87 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.33 A$ 1.26 A$      -4.98 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.75 A$ 4.24 A$      -10.78 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.12 A$ 4.42 A$      -13.55 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.05 A$ 4.47 A$      -11.46 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.90 A$ 7.56 A$      -15.01 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.02 A$ 1.91 A$      -5.53 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.61 A$ 1.59 A$      -0.93 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.84 A$ 1.64 A$      -10.48 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.90 A$ 2.50 A$      -13.69 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.48 A$ 1.32 A$      -10.90 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 A$ 1.26 A$      -1.85 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.76 A$ 3.79 A$      +0.60 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 A$ 2.75 A$      +7.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.50 A$ 18.00 A$      +9.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.13 A$ 4.95 A$      -3.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.38 A$ 5.75 A$      -9.80 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$ 35.00 A$      -12.50 %
Transportation
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.38 A$ 4.95 A$      -7.91 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 198.00 A$ 160.00 A$      -19.19 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 A$ 4.50 A$      -10.00 %
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) 7.65 A$ 7.51 A$      -1.83 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 A$ 32,000.00 A$      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,956.15 A$ 25,229.50 A$      -9.75 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 186.21 A$ 178.75 A$      -4.01 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.48 A$ 0.22 A$      -54.52 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.28 A$ 74.62 A$      +0.46 %
Sports And Leisure
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.98 A$ 72.89 A$      +23.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.88 A$ 36.67 A$      +67.62 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$ 18.00 A$      0.00 %
Childcare
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,031.25 A$ 2,110.00 A$      +3.88 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,725.00 A$ 25,941.00 A$      +141.87 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 103.20 A$ 108.33 A$      +4.98 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 61.53 A$ 54.00 A$      -12.24 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 159.52 A$ 152.22 A$      -4.58 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 162.58 A$ 165.00 A$      +1.49 %
Rent Per Month
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,958.33 A$ 1,992.86 A$      +1.76 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,471.33 A$ 1,310.00 A$      -10.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,181.25 A$ 3,300.00 A$      +3.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,075.00 A$ 1,983.33 A$      -4.42 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 749.02 A$ 1,227.75 A$      +63.91 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 550.78 A$ 885.97 A$      +60.86 %
Salaries And Financing
Brisbane Edit Gold Coast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,033.20 A$ 5,530.56 A$      -8.33 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.35 3.66      +9.35 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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