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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and New Zealand 

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Consumer Prices in New Zealand are 38.36% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New Zealand are 31.26% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in New Zealand are 15.54% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in New Zealand are 38.26% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in New Zealand are 28.20% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in New Zealand is 34.17% lower than in United States

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  United States  New Zealand      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.88 $      +28.76 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     68.67 $      +52.60 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     8.58 $      +37.34 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     6.01 $      +71.67 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     6.87 $      +37.34 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     3.63 $      -0.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     2.47 $      +55.87 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     2.34 $      +84.37 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     2.05 $      +106.05 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 $     2.20 $      -7.68 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.89 $     2.14 $      -26.14 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     3.76 $      +67.10 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.47 $     8.73 $      -7.81 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.63 $     13.32 $      +74.46 %
Apples (1kg) 3.71 $     3.02 $      -18.50 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 $     2.87 $      -19.73 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.72 $     4.63 $      +24.45 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     2.02 $      -13.95 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     1.90 $      +21.00 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     2.12 $      +20.56 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     12.87 $      +7.26 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $     3.31 $      +44.72 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 $     2.97 $      -9.40 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     15.45 $      +157.51 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     3.00 $      +50.21 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $     103.00 $      +56.07 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     2.58 $      -14.16 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     2.38 $      +53.34 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.10 $     47.21 $      +68.01 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.87 $      +93.89 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     27,682.40 $      +38.41 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 161.83 $     156.07 $      -3.56 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.54 $      +268.38 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.16 $     75.40 $      +63.35 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.51 $     64.35 $      +62.87 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.45 $     14.13 $      -23.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     13.73 $      +37.34 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.75 $     90.52 $      +122.13 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.58 $     57.93 $      +58.39 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.33 $     129.07 $      +69.09 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 83.47 $     129.54 $      +55.20 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 994.10 $     1,113.70 $      +12.03 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 750.11 $     898.94 $      +19.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,700.90 $     1,919.25 $      +12.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,282.64 $     1,502.44 $      +17.14 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,909.27 $     3,659.89 $      +91.69 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,230.64 $     2,512.75 $      +104.18 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,271.93 $     2,827.38 $      -13.59 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     5.70      +35.68 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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