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Cost of Living Comparison Between Perth and Christchurch 

You would need around 5,764.66NZ$ (5,299.53A$) in Christchurch to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,900.00A$ in Perth (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Christchurch are 13.82% lower than in Perth
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Christchurch are 23.20% lower than in Perth
Rent Prices in Christchurch are 41.61% lower than in Perth
Restaurant Prices in Christchurch are 10.51% lower than in Perth
Groceries Prices in Christchurch are 7.68% lower than in Perth
Local Purchasing Power in Christchurch is 25.67% lower than in Perth

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  Perth  Christchurch      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$     18.39 A$      -8.07 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$     91.93 A$      -8.07 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 9.00 A$     8.04 A$      -10.62 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 9.00 A$     6.44 A$      -28.50 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 9.00 A$     6.44 A$      -28.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.28 A$     3.89 A$      -9.09 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.18 A$     2.61 A$      -18.00 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.75 A$     2.20 A$      -20.16 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.64 A$     2.13 A$      +29.81 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.12 A$     2.20 A$      -29.64 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.81 A$     2.39 A$      -15.03 %
Eggs (12) 4.74 A$     3.69 A$      -22.10 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.24 A$     9.50 A$      -15.47 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.55 A$     15.06 A$      +20.04 %
Apples (1kg) 4.37 A$     3.59 A$      -17.83 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.90 A$     3.34 A$      -14.27 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.91 A$     5.97 A$      +21.62 %
Potato (1kg) 2.80 A$     1.99 A$      -28.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.32 A$     2.10 A$      -9.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.83 A$     1.99 A$      -29.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$     12.87 A$      -24.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.21 A$     2.53 A$      -51.43 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.96 A$     2.76 A$      -44.22 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 A$     18.11 A$      -9.45 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$     2.94 A$      -26.45 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 140.00 A$     87.33 A$      -37.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.70 A$     2.67 A$      -43.28 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.90 A$     2.67 A$      +40.32 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.10 A$     57.92 A$      +20.41 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.50 A$     2.00 A$      +33.23 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 A$     35,393.56 A$      +26.41 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 269.98 A$     128.80 A$      -52.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.89 A$     0.48 A$      -46.55 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.65 A$     71.58 A$      -0.10 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 75.52 A$     70.26 A$      -6.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.06 A$     9.19 A$      -61.79 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$     14.94 A$      -17.01 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 109.94 A$     100.21 A$      -8.85 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 74.76 A$     73.55 A$      -1.62 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 159.84 A$     126.41 A$      -20.92 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 157.02 A$     116.29 A$      -25.94 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,083.86 A$     1,075.60 A$      -48.38 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,433.01 A$     871.38 A$      -39.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,605.21 A$     1,837.59 A$      -49.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,213.60 A$     1,653.61 A$      -25.30 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,141.73 A$     3,677.25 A$      -54.83 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,639.75 A$     2,972.14 A$      -47.30 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,580.59 A$     2,615.08 A$      -42.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.00     5.71      -4.77 %
 
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