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Gold Coast vs Sydney
Glc vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Gold Coast

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Glc
Outside city centre
Syd
Glc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Glc
Outside city centre
Syd
Glc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Glc
Outside city centre
Syd
Glc

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Gold Coast
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Sydney
Gold Coast

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Glc

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Syd
Glc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Glc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Glc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Gold Coast

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Glc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Syd
Glc
White bread 500g
Syd
Glc
Eggs 12
Syd
Glc
White rice 1kg
Syd
Glc

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Gold Coast

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Syd
Glc
Beef round 1kg
Syd
Glc
Local cheese 1kg
Syd
Glc

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Glc
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Glc
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Glc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Glc
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Glc
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Glc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Syd $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Syd $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Gold Coast
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Gold Coast

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Syd $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Syd $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Syd $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Glc
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Glc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Glc
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Glc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Gold Coast

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Glc

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Syd
Glc

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Syd
Glc
1 pair men's leather shoes
Syd
Glc

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Gold Coast
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth