Gold Coast vs Portland - Cost of Living Comparison

Gold Coast Portland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1776
$2363
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4282
$5426
🏠 One person rent
$1000
$1458
🏘️ Family rent
$1679
$2428
🍽️ Food expenses
$477
$558
🚐 Transport expenses
$165
$160
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3864
$4267
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
20 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
48
89
😀 Quality of life
90
88
🏙️ Population
638K
653K

The cost of living in Gold Coast is 25% less expensive than in Portland. Cities ranked 2046th and 213th ($1776 vs $2363) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 14th and 164th 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 1.8 months in Portland. Gold Coast ranked 6th best city to live in Australia vs Portland ranked 33rd in the United States, while ranked 104th and 143rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gold Coast vs Portland

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Gold Coast Portland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.9
$14.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.6
$61.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.81
$8.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.59
$5.96
 Cappuccino
$3.43
$5.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.49
$2.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1207
$1578
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$780
$1198
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2335
$2709
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1293
$2045
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.5
$124
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.3
$60.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.69%
5.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9231
$5316
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6718
$3221
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.43
$2.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$111
$95.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$20.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.97
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$2.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$3.47
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.97
$3.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.81
$13.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.02
$10.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$4.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$1.88
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$5.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
$5.06
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$2.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$1.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.57
$2.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.5
$15.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.47
$3.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.18
$8.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.06
$7.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$3.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.13
$2.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49
$55.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.2
$152
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$25.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.7
$66.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1465
$1392
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18118
$16123

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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 Portland

Distance City Cost of living
8.1 km or 5.1 mi Milwaukie
$1835
11 km or 6.7 mi Lake Oswego
$1938
11 km or 6.9 mi Beaverton
$1967
13 km or 8.2 mi Tigard
$1942
14 km or 8.7 mi Vancouver
$1932
17 km or 11 mi West Linn
$1942
18 km or 11 mi Tualatin
$1948
18 km or 11 mi Gresham
$2062
18 km or 11 mi Oregon City
$1942
25 km or 16 mi Hillsboro
$2113
33 km or 21 mi Newberg
$1940
35 km or 21 mi Forest Grove
$1943
44 km or 27 mi Woodburn
$1981
54 km or 33 mi McMinnville
$1893
64 km or 40 mi Keizer
$1936
71 km or 44 mi Salem
$1863
72 km or 45 mi Longview
$1732
104 km or 65 mi Albany
$1981
116 km or 72 mi Corvallis
$1912
116 km or 72 mi The Dalles
$2177
136 km or 84 mi Centralia
$2061
165 km or 102 mi Springfield
$2290
166 km or 103 mi Eugene
$1814
168 km or 105 mi Lacey
$2242
171 km or 106 mi Olympia
$1998
177 km or 110 mi Spanaway
$1965
181 km or 113 mi Redmond
$1941
184 km or 114 mi Lakewood
$2134
185 km or 115 mi Aberdeen
$1964
187 km or 116 mi Puyallup
$2448
190 km or 118 mi University Place
$1959
192 km or 120 mi Tacoma
$2343
195 km or 121 mi Bend
$2589
201 km or 125 mi Federal Way
$1949
202 km or 125 mi Auburn
$2138
206 km or 128 mi Yakima
$1942
210 km or 131 mi Kent
$2072
210 km or 131 mi Des Moines
$1949
211 km or 131 mi Maple Valley
$1936
216 km or 134 mi SeaTac
$2467