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Consumer Prices in New Zealand are 7.43% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New Zealand are 0.23% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in New Zealand are 15.91% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in New Zealand are 16.21% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in New Zealand are 2.76% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in New Zealand is 23.92% lower than in United States

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  United States  New Zealand      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
(14.94 NZ$)
    12.05 $
(18.00 NZ$)
     +20.46 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(67.24 NZ$)
    56.88 $
(85.00 NZ$)
     +26.41 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $
(9.71 NZ$)
    6.69 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     +2.96 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(5.23 NZ$)
    4.68 $
(7.00 NZ$)
     +33.84 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(7.47 NZ$)
    5.35 $
(8.00 NZ$)
     +7.07 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $
(5.56 NZ$)
    2.92 $
(4.36 NZ$)
     -21.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $
(2.46 NZ$)
    2.00 $
(2.99 NZ$)
     +21.76 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $
(1.98 NZ$)
    1.89 $
(2.83 NZ$)
     +42.48 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.81 $
(5.69 NZ$)
    6.69 $
(9.99 NZ$)
     +75.61 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.25 $
(3.37 NZ$)
    1.59 $
(2.37 NZ$)
     -29.61 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.46 $
(2.18 NZ$)
    0.82 $
(1.22 NZ$)
     -44.11 %
Eggs (12) 2.42 $
(3.62 NZ$)
    3.04 $
(4.54 NZ$)
     +25.44 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.40 $
(6.58 NZ$)
    3.08 $
(4.60 NZ$)
     -30.09 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.76 $
(5.62 NZ$)
    4.59 $
(6.87 NZ$)
     +22.06 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2.68 NZ$)
    1.12 $
(1.67 NZ$)
     -37.57 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2.68 NZ$)
    1.09 $
(1.63 NZ$)
     -38.94 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $
(2.66 NZ$)
    1.78 $
(2.66 NZ$)
     +0.19 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(1.75 NZ$)
    0.76 $
(1.14 NZ$)
     -34.92 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(2.36 NZ$)
    1.62 $
(2.41 NZ$)
     +2.29 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(2.64 NZ$)
    1.73 $
(2.58 NZ$)
     -2.21 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(17.93 NZ$)
    10.04 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -16.35 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $
(2.58 NZ$)
    3.02 $
(4.51 NZ$)
     +74.83 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.28 $
(3.41 NZ$)
    2.28 $
(3.41 NZ$)
     -0.08 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(8.97 NZ$)
    13.38 $
(20.00 NZ$)
     +123.07 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(2.99 NZ$)
    2.34 $
(3.50 NZ$)
     +17.11 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 62.00 $
(92.65 NZ$)
    81.11 $
(121.20 NZ$)
     +30.82 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(4.48 NZ$)
    2.01 $
(3.00 NZ$)
     -33.08 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(3.74 NZ$)
    3.02 $
(4.51 NZ$)
     +20.62 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(44.83 NZ$)
    40.15 $
(60.00 NZ$)
     +33.84 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.88 $
(4.31 NZ$)
    5.12 $
(7.65 NZ$)
     +77.62 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(31,380.30 NZ$)
    21,414.71 $
(32,000.00 NZ$)
     +1.97 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.40 $
(236.69 NZ$)
    123.35 $
(184.33 NZ$)
     -22.12 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.24 NZ$)
    0.39 $
(0.58 NZ$)
     +140.73 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.15 $
(70.45 NZ$)
    59.57 $
(89.01 NZ$)
     +26.34 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.37 $
(55.84 NZ$)
    44.90 $
(67.10 NZ$)
     +20.16 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.72 $
(27.97 NZ$)
    10.71 $
(16.00 NZ$)
     -42.79 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(14.94 NZ$)
    10.71 $
(16.00 NZ$)
     +7.07 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.82 $
(61.00 NZ$)
    72.71 $
(108.65 NZ$)
     +78.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.65 $
(53.27 NZ$)
    41.85 $
(62.53 NZ$)
     +17.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.21 $
(115.38 NZ$)
    97.45 $
(145.61 NZ$)
     +26.20 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.31 $
(128.98 NZ$)
    95.73 $
(143.04 NZ$)
     +10.91 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 972.51 $
(1,453.22 NZ$)
    868.76 $
(1,298.19 NZ$)
     -10.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 761.90 $
(1,138.50 NZ$)
    626.38 $
(936.00 NZ$)
     -17.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,674.36 $
(2,502.00 NZ$)
    1,357.22 $
(2,028.09 NZ$)
     -18.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,297.68 $
(1,939.13 NZ$)
    1,105.25 $
(1,651.57 NZ$)
     -14.83 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 202.79 $
(303.03 NZ$)
    307.94 $
(460.15 NZ$)
     +51.85 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 131.03 $
(195.80 NZ$)
    203.91 $
(304.70 NZ$)
     +55.62 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,660.11 $
(3,975.00 NZ$)
    2,028.29 $
(3,030.88 NZ$)
     -23.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.21     5.90      +40.16 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015July, 2015
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