Gold Coast vs Phuket - Cost of Living Comparison

Gold Coast Phuket
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1776
$637
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4282
$1904
🏠 One person rent
$1000
$297
🏘️ Family rent
$1679
$794
🍽️ Food expenses
$477
$236
🚐 Transport expenses
$165
$29.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3864
$458
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
20 km
27 km
🎓 Higher education
48
7
😀 Quality of life
90
53
🏙️ Population
638K
77.6K

The cost of living in Gold Coast is 179% more expensive than in Phuket. Cities ranked 2046th and 7237th ($1776 vs $637) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 14th and 3rd in Australia and Thailand, respectively. Check Australia vs Thailand comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Gold Coast compared to 0.7 months in Phuket. Gold Coast ranked 6th best city to live in Australia vs Phuket ranked 7th in Thailand, while ranked 104th and 6023rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gold Coast vs Phuket

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Gold Coast Phuket
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.9
$2.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.6
$27.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.81
$6.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.59
$2.07
 Cappuccino
$3.43
$2.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.49
$0.68
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1207
$255
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$780
$243
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2335
$930
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1293
$671
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.5
$35.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
$55.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.3
$15.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.69%
3.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9231
$2782
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6718
$1870
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.43
$0.82
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$111
$21.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$9.32
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$1.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$1.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.97
$1.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.81
$15.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.02
$1.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$8.93
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$2.47
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$1.84
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
$1.15
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.57
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.5
$18
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.47
$1.41
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$3.71
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.18
$3.03
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.06
$2.18
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$1.2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.13
$1.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49
$39.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$6.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.2
$15
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$4.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.7
$47.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$90
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1465
$417
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18118
$8781

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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
48 km or 30 mi Ao Nang
$661
60 km or 38 mi Krabi
$543
76 km or 47 mi Ko Lanta
$536
173 km or 107 mi Surat Thani
$477
183 km or 114 mi Nakhon Si Thammarat
$496
185 km or 115 mi Ko Lipe
$534
231 km or 143 mi Langkawi
$498
248 km or 154 mi Hat Yai
$548
248 km or 154 mi Ko Samui
$536
256 km or 159 mi Kangar
$486
269 km or 167 mi Ko Pha-ngan
$535
289 km or 180 mi Ko Tao
$534
293 km or 182 mi Alor Setar
$508
331 km or 206 mi Lhokseumawe
$488
339 km or 211 mi Sungai Petani
$526
348 km or 216 mi George Town
$510
352 km or 219 mi Butterworth
$518
384 km or 238 mi Langsa
$490
425 km or 264 mi Taiping
$552
428 km or 266 mi Banda Aceh
$462
468 km or 291 mi Kota Bharu
$460
470 km or 292 mi Ipoh
$561
470 km or 292 mi Medan
$504
477 km or 296 mi Binjai
$462
507 km or 315 mi Myeik
$746
514 km or 319 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
517 km or 321 mi Teluk Intan
$533
548 km or 340 mi Hua Hin
$625
553 km or 344 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
569 km or 353 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
596 km or 370 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416
625 km or 388 mi Nong Prue
$535
625 km or 389 mi Pattaya
$584
637 km or 396 mi Klang
$591
637 km or 396 mi Shah Alam
$635
638 km or 396 mi Sihanoukville
$870
638 km or 396 mi Ko Chang
$536
639 km or 397 mi Petaling Jaya
$625
641 km or 398 mi Laem Chabang
$534
641 km or 398 mi Kuala Lumpur
$694