Cost of living in Gold Coast, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Gold Coast

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$6,170
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$3,315
  • Cost of living in Gold Coast is cheaper than in 63% of cities in Australia (5 out of 8)
  • Gold Coast is the 4th cheapest city in Oceania (7 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Gold Coast is more expensive than in 77% of cities in the World (65 out of 284)

List of prices in Gold Coast, Australia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$21
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.53
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.10
12 eggs, large AU$5.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$4.22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$4.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$3.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$16
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.27
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$1.95
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,606
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$2,011
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,702
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,443
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$117
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$66
40” flat screen tv AU$642
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$172
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$15
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$33
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$112
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$76
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$144
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$147
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$29,293
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.49
Monthly ticket public transport AU$127
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$30
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$16
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$64
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.40
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.60
Tube of toothpaste AU$4.34
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$27
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$51
2 tickets to the movies AU$39
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$177
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$109
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$631
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.49
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$70
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$30
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 280 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2020

Gold Coast position in our World Ranking

the world
65th
out of 284
oceania
7th
out of 10
australia
5th
out of 8

Cheapest and most expensive products in Gold Coast compared to other cities:

oceania
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oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st

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