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Gold Coast vs Australia
Glc vs Aus

Average net salary (After tax)

Australian Avg.
Gold Coast

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Aus
Glc
Outside city centre
Aus
Glc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Aus
Glc
Outside city centre
Aus
Glc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Aus
Glc
Outside city centre
Aus
Glc

Mortgage rates

Australian Avg.
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

Australian Avg.
Gold Coast

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Aus
Glc

Mobile phone data

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

Aus
Glc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Aus
Glc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Aus
Glc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Australian Avg.
Gold Coast

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Aus
Glc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Australian Avg.
Gold Coast

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Aus
Glc
Lettuce 1 head
Aus
Glc
Tomatoes 1kg
Aus
Glc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Aus
Glc
Oranges 1 head
Aus
Glc
Bananas 1kg
Aus
Glc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Australian Avg.
4.5%
Gold Coast
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Aus
Glc
Market 0.5L bottle
Aus
Glc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Aus
Glc
Market 0.33L bottle
Aus
Glc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Australian Avg.
5
Gold Coast

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Aus
Glc

Summer dress

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

Aus
Glc

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Australian Avg.
$15.33
Gold Coast
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Aus $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Aus $4,070.74/mth
Glc $4,070.74/mth