Gold Coast vs London - Cost of Living Comparison

Gold Coast London
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1776
$2759
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4282
$6563
🏠 One person rent
$1000
$1687
🏘️ Family rent
$1679
$2971
🍽️ Food expenses
$477
$477
🚐 Transport expenses
$165
$410
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3864
$3559
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
20 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
48
100
😀 Quality of life
90
97
🏙️ Population
638K
8.91M

The cost of living in Gold Coast is 36% less expensive than in London. Cities ranked 2046th and 65th ($1776 vs $2759) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 14th and 2nd in Australia and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check Australia vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Gold Coast compared to 1.3 months in London. Gold Coast ranked 6th best city to live in Australia vs London ranked 1st in the United Kingdom, while ranked 104th and 5th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gold Coast vs London

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Gold Coast London
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.9
$19.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.6
$66.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.81
$8.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.59
$7.15
 Cappuccino
$3.43
$3.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.49
$1.94
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1207
$1862
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$780
$1392
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2335
$3652
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1293
$2440
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.5
$165
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
$252
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.3
$36.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.69%
2.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9231
$16155
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6718
$7941
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.43
$3.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$111
$142
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$23.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$2.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$1.22
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$1.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.97
$3.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.81
$8.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.02
$7.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$2.57
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$2.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
$2.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$1.35
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.97
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.57
$2.55
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.5
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.47
$2.54
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.18
$4.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.06
$5.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$2.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.13
$2.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49
$51.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$15.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.2
$138
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$20
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.7
$90.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$93.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1465
$1874
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18118
$23116

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Distance City Cost of living
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 London

Distance City Cost of living
1.3 km or 0.8 mi Westminster
$2602
11 km or 7 mi Wimbledon
$1499
13 km or 8.3 mi Richmond
$1490
15 km or 9.3 mi Croydon
$1893
16 km or 10 mi Greenford
$1928
19 km or 12 mi Ewell
$1495
21 km or 13 mi Coulsdon
$1501
23 km or 14 mi Esher
$1497
24 km or 15 mi Walton-on-Thames
$1499
25 km or 15 mi Watford
$1888
27 km or 17 mi Upminster
$1490
28 km or 17 mi Rickmansworth
$1495
31 km or 19 mi St Albans
$1819
32 km or 20 mi Grays
$1493
32 km or 20 mi Hertford
$1495
32 km or 20 mi Slough
$1646
32 km or 20 mi Brentwood
$1548
35 km or 22 mi Harlow
$1590
35 km or 22 mi Gravesend
$1548
35 km or 22 mi Hemel Hempstead
$1504
37 km or 23 mi Woking
$1773
38 km or 24 mi Harpenden
$1496
40 km or 25 mi Billericay
$1454
41 km or 25 mi Maidenhead
$1658
43 km or 27 mi East Grinstead
$1494
43 km or 27 mi Basildon
$1763
43 km or 27 mi Guildford
$2014
44 km or 27 mi Crawley
$1683
44 km or 27 mi Stevenage
$1543
44 km or 27 mi Bracknell
$1820
44 km or 28 mi Rochester
$1896
44 km or 28 mi Tonbridge
$1838
45 km or 28 mi High Wycombe
$1788
46 km or 28 mi Bishop's Stortford
$1498
46 km or 28 mi Luton
$1524
47 km or 29 mi Chatham
$1501
49 km or 30 mi Chelmsford
$1744
49 km or 30 mi Gillingham
$1501
49 km or 30 mi Godalming
$1714
49 km or 31 mi Farnborough
$1843