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Melbourne vs Gold Coast
Mel vs Glc

Average net salary (After tax)

Gold Coast
Melbourne

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Glc
Mel
Outside city centre
Glc
Mel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Glc
Mel
Outside city centre
Glc
Mel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Glc
Mel
Outside city centre
Glc
Mel

Mortgage rates

Gold Coast
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Gold Coast
Melbourne

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Glc
Mel

Mobile phone data

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

Glc
Mel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Glc
Mel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Glc
Mel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Gold Coast
Melbourne

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Glc
Mel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Gold Coast
Melbourne

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Glc
Mel
Lettuce 1 head
Glc
Mel
Tomatoes 1kg
Glc
Mel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Glc
Mel
Oranges 1 head
Glc
Mel
Bananas 1kg
Glc
Mel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Gold Coast
4.5%
Melbourne
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Glc
Mel
Market 0.5L bottle
Glc
Mel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Glc
Mel
Market 0.33L bottle
Glc
Mel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Gold Coast
5
Melbourne

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Glc
Mel

Summer dress

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

Glc
Mel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Gold Coast
$15.33
Melbourne
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Glc $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Glc $4,070.74/mth
Mel $4,070.74/mth