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Cost of Living in Christchurch, New Zealand

Prices in Christchurch

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IndexInfo
Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 109.88
Rent Index: 40.45
Groceries Index: 111.40
Restaurants Index: 111.29
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 76.29
Local Purchasing Power: 73.49

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 NZ$
15.00
25.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 NZ$
80.00
120.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.75 NZ$
8.00
10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 7.00 NZ$
6.00
7.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 NZ$
5.00
8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.24 NZ$
4.00
4.80
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.83 NZ$
2.00
3.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.39 NZ$
2.00
3.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.32 NZ$
2.00
2.70
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 NZ$
1.75
3.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.60 NZ$
2.00
3.00
Eggs (12) 4.01 NZ$
3.50
5.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.34 NZ$
9.50
11.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 16.39 NZ$
15.00
18.99
Apples (1kg) 3.91 NZ$
2.99
5.00
Oranges (1kg) 3.64 NZ$
2.99
5.00
Tomato (1kg) 6.50 NZ$
3.99
8.99
Potato (1kg) 2.16 NZ$
1.50
2.99
Lettuce (1 head) 2.29 NZ$
2.00
3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 NZ$
2.00
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 NZ$
10.00
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.75 NZ$
2.00
3.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.01 NZ$
2.00
4.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 19.70 NZ$
18.00
20.59
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.20 NZ$
2.80
3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95.00 NZ$
92.00
100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.90 NZ$
2.80
3.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.90 NZ$
2.50
3.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 63.00 NZ$
60.00
66.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 2.18 NZ$
2.15
2.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 38,500.00 NZ$
38,500.00
45,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 140.11 NZ$
100.00
196.15
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.52 NZ$
0.42
0.71
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.86 NZ$
65.00
85.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.43 NZ$
60.00
99.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.00 NZ$
5.00
15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.25 NZ$
15.99
18.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 109.00 NZ$
80.00
125.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 80.00 NZ$
60.00
120.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 137.50 NZ$
110.00
175.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 126.50 NZ$
100.00
160.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,170.00 NZ$
900.00
1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 947.86 NZ$
800.00
1,085.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,998.88 NZ$
1,600.00
2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,798.75 NZ$
1,600.00
2,039.98
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,000.00 NZ$
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,233.00 NZ$
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,844.60 NZ$
2,400.00
3,489.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.71
5.25
6.00

These data are based on 684 entries in the past 18 months from 78 different contributors.

Last update: April, 2014

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6 Comments so far

#Thorsten on Jun 23, 2013 :
Rent per month in Christchurch city for a 1 bedroom apartment for 956 NZ$ a month?, well I wish! I have just opened up the first 20 trade me auctions (23.06.2013) "for rent" 1 bedroom apartments, in ChCh city the average (per week)rent of those where 360 NZ$, that's about 1440 NZ$ a month. That means that real life rents are about 50% higher as listed. Christchurch needs an update here, urgently. House and rental prices here in Chch are as ridicules as the price we pay for 1 litre of milk (2.40 NZ$) compare to Germany for example where milk price became big story in the news recently because the price for milk is rising again and costs are about 1.18 NZ$ per liter...See what I mean??
#Jan on Jun 25, 2012 :
I'm after percentage overall for Cost of Living,I live in Christchurch
#Dot on Apr 25, 2012 :
the rest of the figures are a good estimate as far as I can tell - thanks
#Dot on Apr 25, 2012 :
rentals are currently in high demand due to Christchurch rebuild so they have increased markedly.
#Jesse on Apr 21, 2012 :
I agree with NMich, the rental information here (April 2012) is bogus. In Christchurch apartment living is rare. The typical rental property is a 3-4 bedroom house which rents for $350-450 NZD per week (note that this is $1400-1800 per month.) If you can not afford this, you would typically "flat" with others to share the cost.
#NMich on Dec 08, 2011 :
Those prices are no way real. The cheapest apartment(1 room) costs 180$ per week, and the average (2 rooms) is around 280-350$ per week. A capuccino costs 4.50$, a bus ticket 3.20$, and there is no Zara or H&M shops, in Chch.

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