Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Gold Coast 

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Cost of Living in Gold Coast is 6.6% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Gold Coast is 16.8% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Gold Coast are 32.4% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Gold Coast are 10.2% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Gold Coast are 3.8% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Gold Coast is 16.7% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.50 A$ 27.50 A$      +17.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$ 135.00 A$      +12.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.20 A$ 10.00 A$      -2.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$ 12.00 A$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.02 A$ 5.42 A$      +8.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.87 A$ 3.34 A$      -13.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.15 A$ 2.38 A$      -24.7 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.48 A$ 7.07 A$      -16.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.78 A$ 2.80 A$      -25.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.54 A$ 1.33 A$      -13.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.08 A$ 6.12 A$      +0.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.69 A$ 5.52 A$      -28.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.83 A$ 5.86 A$      +0.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.81 A$ 9.53 A$      -2.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.20 A$ 2.09 A$      -4.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.89 A$ 1.82 A$      -3.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.08 A$ 1.92 A$      -7.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.87 A$ 3.10 A$      +8.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 A$ 1.41 A$      -14.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.52 A$ 1.53 A$      +0.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.37 A$ 3.45 A$      +2.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.24 A$ 3.83 A$      +70.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$ 18.00 A$      -10.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.98 A$ 7.79 A$      +11.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.99 A$ 8.00 A$      +0.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 A$ 49.00 A$      -2.0 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$ 4.90 A$      -2.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 218.70 A$ 90.00 A$      -58.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 A$ 3.10 A$      -55.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 A$ 3.69 A$      -49.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 85.00 A$ 51.60 A$      -39.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.74 A$ 6.96 A$      -10.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 43,711.50 A$ 44,423.00 A$      +1.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,728.05 A$ 36,750.00 A$      +9.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 290.93 A$ 220.00 A$      -24.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 39.49 A$ 55.25 A$      +39.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.83 A$ 87.33 A$      +12.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 88.93 A$ 74.57 A$      -16.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.98 A$ 10.00 A$      -66.6 %
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 3,137.89 A$ 2,680.00 A$      -14.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,043.75 A$ 10,940.00 A$      -54.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 111.70 A$ 109.99 A$      -1.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 91.79 A$ 93.33 A$      +1.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 165.78 A$ 148.33 A$      -10.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 193.92 A$ 205.00 A$      +5.7 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,286.17 A$ 2,262.50 A$      -31.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,255.04 A$ 2,083.33 A$      -7.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,581.88 A$ 3,366.67 A$      -48.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,669.89 A$ 2,957.14 A$      -19.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,054.57 A$ 1,254.18 A$      -39.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,286.34 A$ 940.64 A$      -26.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,318.64 A$ 6,135.42 A$      -2.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.32 6.66      +5.3 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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