Gold Coast vs Wellington - Cost of Living Comparison

Gold Coast Wellington
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1776
$1893
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4282
$4144
🏠 One person rent
$1000
$1169
🏘️ Family rent
$1679
$1896
🍽️ Food expenses
$477
$482
🚐 Transport expenses
$165
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3864
$3461
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
20 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
48
17
😀 Quality of life
90
86
🏙️ Population
638K
419K

The cost of living in Gold Coast is 6% less expensive than in Wellington. Cities ranked 2046th and 1822nd ($1776 vs $1893) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 14th and 2nd in Australia and New Zealand, respectively. Check Australia vs New Zealand 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 Wellington. Gold Coast ranked 6th best city to live in Australia vs Wellington ranked 3rd in New Zealand, while ranked 104th and 197th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gold Coast vs Wellington

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Gold Coast Wellington
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.9
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.6
$50.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.81
$8.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.59
$6.63
 Cappuccino
$3.43
$3.19
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.49
$2.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1207
$1240
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$780
$977
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2335
$1938
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1293
$1650
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.5
$89.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
$138
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.3
$50.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.69%
4.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9231
$5371
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6718
$4382
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.43
$2.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$111
$92.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$17.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.7
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$1.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$1.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$1.95
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.97
$4.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.81
$9.88
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.02
$8.88
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
$14.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$2.68
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$2.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$2.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
$4.41
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.04
$2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.68
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.57
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.5
$11.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.47
$3.58
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$22.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.18
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.06
$4.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$2.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.13
$2.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49
$33.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.2
$35.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.7
$70.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$92.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1465
$735
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18118
$11349

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
14 km or 8.8 mi Lower Hutt
$1455
18 km or 11 mi Porirua
$920
29 km or 18 mi Upper Hutt
$1378
46 km or 29 mi Paraparaumu
$1388
73 km or 46 mi Blenheim
$1384
81 km or 51 mi Masterton
$1248
125 km or 78 mi Palmerston North
$1242
129 km or 80 mi Nelson
$1468
152 km or 95 mi Whanganui
$1504
252 km or 157 mi Hastings
$1011
255 km or 159 mi New Plymouth
$1342
270 km or 168 mi Napier
$1209
305 km or 190 mi Christchurch
$1643
310 km or 192 mi Taupo
$1410
372 km or 231 mi Rotorua
$1276
392 km or 244 mi Hamilton
$1461
402 km or 250 mi Gisborne
$1544
418 km or 260 mi Tauranga
$1561
450 km or 279 mi Timaru
$1867
455 km or 283 mi Pukekohe
$1234
479 km or 298 mi Manukau
$1320
486 km or 302 mi Waitakere
$1361
494 km or 307 mi Auckland
$2043
521 km or 324 mi Hibiscus Coast
$1386
596 km or 371 mi Wanaka
$1135
614 km or 382 mi Dunedin
$1223
620 km or 385 mi Whangarei
$1401
647 km or 402 mi Queenstown
$1793
768 km or 477 mi Invercargill
$1191
2223 km or 1381 mi Wollongong
$1554
2226 km or 1383 mi Dee Why
$1970
2227 km or 1384 mi Sydney
$2294
2235 km or 1389 mi Newcastle
$1798
2235 km or 1389 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
2246 km or 1395 mi Parramatta
$1896
2254 km or 1401 mi Noumea
$1559
2255 km or 1401 mi Kellyville
$1656
2256 km or 1402 mi Blacktown
$1581
2263 km or 1406 mi Hobart
$1648
2266 km or 1408 mi Dumbea
$1457