Cost of living in Gold Coast, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Gold Coast

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: AU$7,231
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: AU$3,968
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Gold Coast
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.72
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.58
12 eggs, large AU$5.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$8
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$21
2 liters of coca-cola AU$2.27
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$1.95
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$3,444
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$2,174
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$246
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,884
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$2,412
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$127
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$57
40” flat screen tv AU$546
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$276
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$17
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$30
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$86
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$58
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$115
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$116
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$44,582
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.84
Monthly ticket public transport AU$164
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$30
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$64
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$7
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$7
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.62
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.06
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$41
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$70
2 tickets to the movies AU$33
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$122
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$119
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$5.30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$9
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$88
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$37
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 97 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: September 27, 2022

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