Cost of living in Gold Coast, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Gold Coast

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$6,031
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$3,092
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Gold Coast, Australia. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.75
12 eggs, large AU$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.92
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.02
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.68
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$23
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.45
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.72
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,265
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,825
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$163
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,862
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,569
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$125
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$77
40” flat screen tv AU$676
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$362
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$15
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$35
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$107
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$71
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$148
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$138
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$26,295
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.49
Monthly ticket public transport AU$124
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$31
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$5.93
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$18
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$71
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.02
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.57
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.27
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.09
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$27
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$55
2 tickets to the movies AU$34
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$168
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$116
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.87
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$5.96
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$617
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.49
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$67
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$33
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 52 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2021

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