Gold Coast vs Kuala Lumpur - Cost of Living Comparison

Gold Coast Kuala Lumpur
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1776
$694
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4282
$1766
🏠 One person rent
$1000
$320
🏘️ Family rent
$1679
$600
🍽️ Food expenses
$477
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$165
$69.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3864
$1253
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
20 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
48
92
😀 Quality of life
90
78
🏙️ Population
638K
1.98M

The cost of living in Gold Coast is 156% more expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. Cities ranked 2046th and 6605th ($1776 vs $694) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 14th and 1st in Australia and Malaysia, respectively. Check Australia vs Malaysia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Gold Coast compared to 1.8 months in Kuala Lumpur. Gold Coast ranked 6th best city to live in Australia vs Kuala Lumpur ranked 1st in Malaysia, while ranked 104th and 467th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gold Coast vs Kuala Lumpur

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Gold Coast Kuala Lumpur
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.9
$2.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.6
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.81
$4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.59
$3.38
 Cappuccino
$3.43
$2.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.49
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1207
$370
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$780
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2335
$746
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1293
$466
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.5
$34.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
$53.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.3
$24.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.69%
3.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9231
$2275
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6718
$1253
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.43
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$111
$21.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$7.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$0.48
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$1.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.97
$2.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.81
$9.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.02
$3.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$8.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$2.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$2.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.57
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.5
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.47
$2.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$4.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.18
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.06
$2.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$1.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.13
$1.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49
$34.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.2
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.7
$46.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$62.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1465
$261
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18118
$9595

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$1359
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$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
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$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
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$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
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$1968
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$1589
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$1498

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Distance City Cost of living
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$625
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$642
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$635
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$495
25 km or 16 mi Cyberjaya
$450
30 km or 19 mi Klang
$591
54 km or 33 mi Seremban
$547
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$530
124 km or 77 mi Teluk Intan
$533
155 km or 97 mi Muar
$552
167 km or 104 mi Dumai
$493
176 km or 109 mi Ipoh
$561
196 km or 122 mi Kuantan
$541
199 km or 124 mi Batu Pahat
$527
211 km or 131 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
217 km or 135 mi Taiping
$552
219 km or 136 mi Kluang
$526
229 km or 142 mi Chukai
$532
282 km or 175 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
291 km or 181 mi Butterworth
$518
291 km or 181 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416
292 km or 181 mi Pekanbaru
$562
293 km or 182 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
294 km or 183 mi George Town
$510
297 km or 184 mi Johor Bahru
$575
309 km or 192 mi Sungai Petani
$526
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$2433
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$1915
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$493
338 km or 210 mi Kota Bharu
$460
341 km or 212 mi Medan
$504
346 km or 215 mi Batam
$613
360 km or 224 mi Binjai
$462
361 km or 225 mi Alor Setar
$508
394 km or 245 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451
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$486
413 km or 257 mi Langkawi
$498
441 km or 274 mi Langsa
$490
451 km or 280 mi Hat Yai
$548
457 km or 284 mi Ko Lipe
$534