Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Gold Coast 

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Consumer Prices in Gold Coast are 8.57% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Gold Coast are 18.21% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Gold Coast are 33.24% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Gold Coast are 4.80% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Gold Coast are 4.76% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Gold Coast is 5.19% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$ 20.00 A$      +11.11 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$ 100.00 A$      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$ 11.50 A$      -4.17 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$ 8.00 A$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.25 A$ 9.00 A$      +9.09 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.01 A$ 4.68 A$      +16.61 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 A$ 3.21 A$      +3.81 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 A$ 2.60 A$      -2.77 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.35 A$ 4.80 A$      -24.39 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.42 A$ 2.95 A$      +21.64 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.12 A$ 1.23 A$      +9.94 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.80 A$ 3.80 A$      -20.81 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.97 A$ 4.25 A$      -14.55 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.99 A$ 4.63 A$      -7.27 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.47 A$ 8.77 A$      +3.46 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.22 A$ 1.90 A$      -14.37 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.52 A$ 1.51 A$      -0.79 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.56 A$ 1.66 A$      +6.51 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.37 A$ 2.27 A$      -4.19 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 A$ 1.65 A$      +10.63 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.27 A$ 1.20 A$      -5.59 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.58 A$ 2.79 A$      +8.22 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 A$ 1.93 A$      -0.86 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 15.00 A$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.88 A$ 3.92 A$      -19.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.81 A$ 4.21 A$      -27.66 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$ 32.00 A$      -8.57 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$ 4.80 A$      +20.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$ 60.00 A$      -72.40 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.35 A$ 5.00 A$      +14.94 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.99 A$ 4.02 A$      +0.81 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$ 49.60 A$      -12.49 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.16 A$ 5.28 A$      +2.33 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,995.00 A$ 31,000.00 A$      +3.35 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,997.26 A$ 23,833.33 A$      -11.72 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 183.48 A$ 173.25 A$      -5.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.78 A$ 0.23 A$      -69.70 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.24 A$ 76.00 A$      +6.69 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.53 A$ 74.88 A$      +0.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.11 A$ 40.00 A$      +59.32 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$ 18.00 A$      -10.00 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,302.91 A$ 2,110.00 A$      -8.38 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,489.47 A$ 21,666.67 A$      +5.75 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 104.76 A$ 110.71 A$      +5.68 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 67.31 A$ 49.17 A$      -26.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 143.03 A$ 142.86 A$      -0.12 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 149.46 A$ 166.88 A$      +11.65 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,657.12 A$ 1,812.50 A$      -31.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,913.86 A$ 1,350.00 A$      -29.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,887.41 A$ 2,933.12 A$      -39.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,996.71 A$ 2,223.75 A$      -25.79 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,339.66 A$ 933.98 A$      -30.28 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 828.10 A$ 763.20 A$      -7.84 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Gold Coast Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,098.26 A$ 4,729.18 A$      -22.45 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.04 4.09      +34.44 %
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