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Houston vs Gold Coast
Hou vs Glc

Average net salary (After tax)

Gold Coast
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Glc
Hou
Outside city centre
Glc
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Glc
Hou
Outside city centre
Glc
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Glc
Hou
Outside city centre
Glc
Hou

Mortgage rates

Gold Coast
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Gold Coast
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Glc
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Glc
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Glc
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Glc
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Gold Coast
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Glc
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Gold Coast
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Glc
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Glc
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Glc
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Glc
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Glc
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Glc
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Gold Coast
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Glc
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Glc
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Glc
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Glc
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Gold Coast
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Glc
Hou

Summer dress

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

Glc
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Gold Coast
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Glc $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Glc $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth