Gold Coast vs Kaohsiung - Cost of Living Comparison

Gold Coast Kaohsiung
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1776
$914
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4282
$2491
🏠 One person rent
$1000
$329
🏘️ Family rent
$1679
$684
🍽️ Food expenses
$477
$372
🚐 Transport expenses
$165
$108
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3864
$1292
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
20 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
48
82
😀 Quality of life
90
85
🏙️ Population
638K
2.73M

The cost of living in Gold Coast is 94% more expensive than in Kaohsiung. Cities ranked 2046th and 5670th ($1776 vs $914) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 14th and 7th in Australia and Taiwan, respectively. Check Australia vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Gold Coast compared to 1.4 months in Kaohsiung. Gold Coast ranked 6th best city to live in Australia vs Kaohsiung ranked 4th in Taiwan, while ranked 104th and 216th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gold Coast vs Kaohsiung

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Gold Coast Kaohsiung
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.9
$3.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.6
$24.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.81
$4.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.59
$2.86
 Cappuccino
$3.43
$3.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.49
$1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1207
$337
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$780
$229
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2335
$873
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1293
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.5
$55.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.3
$22.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.69%
2.17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9231
$4042
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6718
$2048
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.43
$0.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$111
$37.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$8.64
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$1.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.97
$2.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.81
$15.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.02
$6.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$19.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$4.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$2.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
$3.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$3.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.88
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.57
$1.49
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.5
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.47
$1.61
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$4.11
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.18
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.06
$5.26
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.13
$2.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49
$33
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$9.18
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.2
$56.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$8.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.7
$66
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$76.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1465
$304
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18118
$10014

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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

Cities near Kaohsiung

Distance City Cost of living
42 km or 26 mi Tainan
$859
88 km or 55 mi Taitung
$1091
97 km or 60 mi Chiayi
$882
124 km or 77 mi Douliu
$827
150 km or 93 mi Nantou
$828
163 km or 101 mi Changhua
$842
175 km or 108 mi Taichung
$927
224 km or 139 mi Miaoli
$708
253 km or 157 mi Hsinchu
$807
257 km or 160 mi Zhubei
$1006
265 km or 165 mi Taoyuan
$854
280 km or 174 mi Yilan
$758
285 km or 177 mi Kinmen
$828
291 km or 181 mi New Taipei
$1064
298 km or 185 mi Taipei
$1271
301 km or 187 mi Jinjiang
$702
307 km or 191 mi Xiamen
$828
309 km or 192 mi Quanzhou
$757
315 km or 196 mi Keelung
$973
340 km or 211 mi Putian
$705
341 km or 212 mi Zhangzhou
$751
379 km or 235 mi Shantou
$1051
393 km or 244 mi Chaozhou
$648
398 km or 247 mi Fuzhou
$700
416 km or 258 mi Jieyang
$747
430 km or 267 mi Puning
$700
432 km or 268 mi Longyan
$691
437 km or 271 mi Ishigaki
$1022
457 km or 284 mi Ningde
$701
466 km or 289 mi Meizhou
$775
487 km or 302 mi Sanming
$694
497 km or 309 mi Nanping
$684
510 km or 317 mi Shanwei
$710
562 km or 349 mi Miyakojima
$1022
575 km or 357 mi Rui'an
$687
575 km or 357 mi Tuguegarao
$558
587 km or 365 mi Heyuan
$696
600 km or 373 mi Wenzhou
$968
605 km or 376 mi Huizhou
$763
616 km or 382 mi Wuyishan
$642