Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and a popular destination for tourists in the summer months. But when it comes to affordability, the Gold Coast is the clear winner. From lodging to transportation, food and entertainment, the Gold Coast is significantly cheaper than Brisbane. Propertyology's head of research, Simon Pressley, predicted that housing prices in Brisbane would rise by up to 20% this year due to 15 years of declining real estate activity.
In contrast, the Gold Coast metro recorded a low vacancy rate of 0.4%, which should bring greater confidence to investors. The temperature on the Gold Coast is usually 25 °C (77 °F) in January, and Brisbane stays around 25 °C (77 °F). Gold Coast gets 214 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Brisbane gets 214 hours of full sun. In winter, Gold Coast gets 226 hours of sunny skies, while Brisbane gets 226 hours of full sun.
In summer, Gold Coast gets 256 hours of sunny skies, while Brisbane gets 256 hours of full sun. And in autumn, Gold Coast gets 259 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Brisbane gets 259 hours of full sun. When it comes to rainfall, Gold Coast gets 103 mm (4 inches) of rain, while Brisbane gets 93 mm (3.7 inches) of rain this time of year. Overall, if you're looking for an affordable holiday destination in Australia, the Gold Coast is your best bet.
The same level of travel in Brisbane would naturally cost you much more money, so you'll probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Brisbane than in the Gold Coast.