Gold Coast vs San Francisco - Cost of Living Comparison

Gold Coast San Francisco
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1776
$3415
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4282
$7268
🏠 One person rent
$1000
$2367
🏘️ Family rent
$1679
$3633
🍽️ Food expenses
$477
$693
🚐 Transport expenses
$165
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3864
$3904
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
20 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
48
97
😀 Quality of life
90
89
🏙️ Population
638K
882K

The cost of living in Gold Coast is 48% less expensive than in San Francisco. Cities ranked 2046th and 6th ($1776 vs $3415) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 14th and 4th 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 1.1 months in San Francisco. Gold Coast ranked 6th best city to live in Australia vs San Francisco ranked 25th in the United States, while ranked 104th and 122nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gold Coast vs San Francisco

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Gold Coast San Francisco
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.9
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.6
$80.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.81
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.59
$7.53
 Cappuccino
$3.43
$4.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.49
$2.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1207
$2660
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$780
$2076
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2335
$4631
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1293
$3090
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.5
$112
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.3
$61.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.69%
5.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9231
$11485
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6718
$9524
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.43
$2.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$111
$87
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$4.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$4.42
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.97
$4.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.81
$16.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.02
$14.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$17.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$5.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$3.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$5.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
$6.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$2.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$3.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$1.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.57
$2.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.5
$16
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.47
$3.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$12.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.18
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.06
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$5.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.13
$2.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49
$82.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$15.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.2
$131
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$27.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.7
$58.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$83.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1465
$2641
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18118
$14161

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$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
11 km or 6.9 mi Daly
$1938
14 km or 8.4 mi South San Francisco
$1954
14 km or 8.8 mi Alameda
$3038
15 km or 9.2 mi Oakland
$3240
16 km or 10 mi Albany
$1949
17 km or 10 mi Berkeley
$2751
17 km or 11 mi San Bruno
$1935
18 km or 11 mi El Cerrito
$1939
18 km or 11 mi Pacifica
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Richmond
$1948
20 km or 12 mi Millbrae
$1951
21 km or 13 mi San Pablo
$1938
22 km or 14 mi Burlingame
$1941
24 km or 15 mi San Leandro
$2188
24 km or 15 mi San Rafael
$2631
26 km or 16 mi San Mateo
$3397
28 km or 17 mi San Lorenzo
$1813
28 km or 18 mi Foster
$2122
29 km or 18 mi Lafayette
$1933
29 km or 18 mi Hercules
$1937
31 km or 19 mi Belmont
$2736
32 km or 20 mi Hayward
$2691
32 km or 20 mi Castro Valley
$2595
34 km or 21 mi San Carlos
$1935
34 km or 21 mi Walnut Creek
$2869
36 km or 23 mi Redwood
$3431
37 km or 23 mi Martinez
$2202
37 km or 23 mi Danville
$2146
37 km or 23 mi Pleasant Hill
$1850
38 km or 24 mi Union
$1945
39 km or 24 mi San Ramon
$2142
39 km or 24 mi Vallejo
$2763
39 km or 24 mi Novato
$1947
39 km or 24 mi Benicia
$1937
41 km or 25 mi Concord
$2695
42 km or 26 mi Menlo Park
$1942
42 km or 26 mi East Palo Alto
$1946
43 km or 27 mi Newark
$1951
45 km or 28 mi Dublin
$1943
46 km or 28 mi Palo Alto
$2864