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London vs Gold Coast
Lon vs Glc

Average net salary (After tax)

Gold Coast
London

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Glc
Lon
Outside city centre
Glc
Lon

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Glc
Lon
Outside city centre
Glc
Lon

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Glc
Lon
Outside city centre
Glc
Lon

Mortgage rates

Gold Coast
4.5%
London
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Gold Coast
London

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Glc
Lon

Mobile phone data

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

Glc
Lon

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Glc
Lon

Monthly pass

Regular price

Glc
Lon

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Gold Coast
London

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Glc
Lon
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Gold Coast
London

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Glc
Lon
Lettuce 1 head
Glc
Lon
Tomatoes 1kg
Glc
Lon

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Glc
Lon
Oranges 1 head
Glc
Lon
Bananas 1kg
Glc
Lon

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Gold Coast
4.5%
London
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Glc
Lon
Market 0.5L bottle
Glc
Lon

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Glc
Lon
Market 0.33L bottle
Glc
Lon

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Gold Coast
5
London

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Glc
Lon

Summer dress

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

Glc
Lon

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Gold Coast
$15.33
London
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Glc $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Glc $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth