Gold Coast vs Houston - Cost of Living Comparison

Gold Coast Houston
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1776
$1955
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4282
$4545
🏠 One person rent
$1000
$1159
🏘️ Family rent
$1679
$1850
🍽️ Food expenses
$477
$484
🚐 Transport expenses
$165
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3864
$5581
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
20 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
48
100
😀 Quality of life
90
93
🏙️ Population
638K
2.2M

The cost of living in Gold Coast is 9% less expensive than in Houston. Cities ranked 2046th and 643rd ($1776 vs $1955) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 14th and 526th in Australia and the United States, respectively. Check Australia vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Gold Coast compared to 2.9 months in Houston. Gold Coast ranked 6th best city to live in Australia vs Houston ranked 4th in the United States, while ranked 104th and 33rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gold Coast vs Houston

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Gold Coast Houston
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.9
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.6
$56.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.81
$9.19
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.59
$5.43
 Cappuccino
$3.43
$4.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.49
$2.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1207
$1309
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$780
$907
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2335
$2135
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1293
$1482
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.5
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
$185
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.3
$51.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.69%
4.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9231
$3283
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6718
$1697
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.43
$1.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$111
$42.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$2.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.97
$3.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.81
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.02
$7.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$3.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$1.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$3.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
$3.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$1.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.57
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.5
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.47
$2.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$7.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.18
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.06
$4.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$3.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.13
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49
$46
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.2
$101
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.7
$47
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1465
$1125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18118
$21878

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5.6 km or 3.5 mi Southport
$1627
71 km or 44 mi Brisbane
$2056
73 km or 45 mi Byron Bay
$2199
77 km or 48 mi Ipswich
$1612
114 km or 71 mi Caboolture
$1630
138 km or 86 mi Caloundra
$1630
152 km or 94 mi Toowoomba
$1462
155 km or 97 mi Sunshine Coast
$1808
256 km or 159 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
308 km or 192 mi Hervey Bay
$1658
323 km or 201 mi Armidale
$1677
367 km or 228 mi Bundaberg
$1482
383 km or 238 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
511 km or 318 mi Gladstone
$1603
567 km or 353 mi Newcastle
$1798
591 km or 367 mi Rockhampton
$1390
660 km or 410 mi Dubbo
$1445
669 km or 416 mi Dee Why
$1970
675 km or 419 mi Kellyville
$1656
683 km or 424 mi Blacktown
$1581
683 km or 425 mi Sydney
$2294
684 km or 425 mi Parramatta
$1896
703 km or 437 mi Bathurst
$1558
715 km or 445 mi Orange
$1661
752 km or 468 mi Wollongong
$1554
827 km or 514 mi Goulburn
$1700
904 km or 562 mi Canberra
$1792
974 km or 605 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
988 km or 614 mi Griffith
$1629
1182 km or 734 mi Townsville
$1224
1196 km or 743 mi Shepparton
$1442
1271 km or 789 mi Mildura
$1622
1294 km or 804 mi Bendigo
$1610
1299 km or 807 mi Traralgon
$1626
1337 km or 830 mi Sunbury
$1625
1338 km or 831 mi Pakenham
$1631
1342 km or 834 mi Berwick
$1562
1344 km or 835 mi Melbourne
$1968
1344 km or 835 mi South Yarra
$1589
1344 km or 835 mi Dandenong
$1498

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Distance City Cost of living
22 km or 14 mi Pasadena
$1951
25 km or 15 mi Pearland
$1950
25 km or 16 mi Missouri
$1938
27 km or 17 mi Deer Park
$1947
29 km or 18 mi Sugar Land
$1853
32 km or 20 mi Spring
$1893
33 km or 21 mi Friendswood
$1944
35 km or 22 mi La Porte
$1950
40 km or 25 mi Baytown
$1816
41 km or 25 mi League
$1917
42 km or 26 mi Alvin
$1947
47 km or 29 mi Rosenberg
$1946
48 km or 30 mi The Woodlands
$1896
59 km or 37 mi Texas City
$1945
62 km or 38 mi Conroe
$1874
76 km or 47 mi Galveston
$1926
81 km or 50 mi Lake Jackson
$1949
108 km or 67 mi Huntsville
$1949
126 km or 78 mi Beaumont
$1878
129 km or 80 mi College Station
$1622
138 km or 86 mi Bryan
$1950
140 km or 87 mi Port Arthur
$1943
186 km or 115 mi Lufkin
$1946
188 km or 117 mi Victoria
$1626
203 km or 126 mi Sulphur
$1938
215 km or 134 mi Lake Charles
$1702
217 km or 135 mi Nacogdoches
$1838
229 km or 142 mi Pflugerville
$1954
234 km or 145 mi Austin
$2219
236 km or 146 mi Round Rock
$1912
239 km or 149 mi Temple
$1791
242 km or 150 mi Kyle
$1947
242 km or 150 mi Georgetown
$1953
247 km or 153 mi San Marcos
$1738
249 km or 155 mi Cedar Park
$1951
250 km or 156 mi Seguin
$1939
254 km or 158 mi Leander
$2230
261 km or 162 mi Waco
$1825
262 km or 163 mi Harker Heights
$1940
264 km or 164 mi New Braunfels
$1663