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Consumer Prices in New Zealand are 3.04% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New Zealand are 3.86% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in New Zealand are 19.11% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in New Zealand are 6.79% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in New Zealand are 6.75% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in New Zealand is 20.85% lower than in United States

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  United States  New Zealand      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $
(17.02 NZ$)
    11.63 $
(18.00 NZ$)
     +5.76 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
(77.36 NZ$)
    58.17 $
(90.00 NZ$)
     +16.34 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.75 $
(10.44 NZ$)
    6.46 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     -4.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(5.42 NZ$)
    4.68 $
(7.24 NZ$)
     +33.70 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(7.74 NZ$)
    5.17 $
(8.00 NZ$)
     +3.41 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.74 $
(5.79 NZ$)
    2.83 $
(4.37 NZ$)
     -24.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(2.55 NZ$)
    1.90 $
(2.94 NZ$)
     +15.06 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.34 $
(2.07 NZ$)
    1.83 $
(2.83 NZ$)
     +36.60 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.75 $
(5.81 NZ$)
    6.27 $
(9.70 NZ$)
     +66.99 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.26 $
(3.50 NZ$)
    1.54 $
(2.39 NZ$)
     -31.87 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.50 $
(2.31 NZ$)
    0.80 $
(1.24 NZ$)
     -46.38 %
Eggs (12) 2.49 $
(3.85 NZ$)
    3.03 $
(4.69 NZ$)
     +21.82 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.50 $
(6.96 NZ$)
    2.98 $
(4.61 NZ$)
     -33.76 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.84 $
(5.93 NZ$)
    4.42 $
(6.84 NZ$)
     +15.28 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 $
(2.87 NZ$)
    1.06 $
(1.64 NZ$)
     -42.84 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.82 $
(2.82 NZ$)
    1.07 $
(1.66 NZ$)
     -41.38 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2.76 NZ$)
    1.84 $
(2.84 NZ$)
     +2.87 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1.83 NZ$)
    0.73 $
(1.13 NZ$)
     -38.14 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(2.44 NZ$)
    1.60 $
(2.48 NZ$)
     +1.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $
(2.73 NZ$)
    1.73 $
(2.68 NZ$)
     -1.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(18.57 NZ$)
    9.69 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -19.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(2.74 NZ$)
    2.90 $
(4.48 NZ$)
     +63.88 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.38 $
(3.68 NZ$)
    2.46 $
(3.81 NZ$)
     +3.70 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.13 $
(9.48 NZ$)
    12.93 $
(20.00 NZ$)
     +110.87 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(3.09 NZ$)
    2.26 $
(3.50 NZ$)
     +13.11 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(100.57 NZ$)
    90.49 $
(140.00 NZ$)
     +39.21 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(4.64 NZ$)
    1.94 $
(3.00 NZ$)
     -35.37 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(3.87 NZ$)
    2.91 $
(4.51 NZ$)
     +16.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(46.42 NZ$)
    38.78 $
(60.00 NZ$)
     +29.27 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.84 $
(4.40 NZ$)
    4.96 $
(7.68 NZ$)
     +74.39 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(32,491.20 NZ$)
    19,389.87 $
(30,000.00 NZ$)
     -7.67 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 157.46 $
(243.62 NZ$)
    125.81 $
(194.65 NZ$)
     -20.10 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.25 NZ$)
    0.38 $
(0.59 NZ$)
     +142.55 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.97 $
(74.22 NZ$)
    56.01 $
(86.65 NZ$)
     +16.75 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.12 $
(57.43 NZ$)
    42.12 $
(65.17 NZ$)
     +13.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.27 $
(28.27 NZ$)
    10.27 $
(15.89 NZ$)
     -43.77 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(15.47 NZ$)
    10.34 $
(16.00 NZ$)
     +3.41 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.21 $
(63.75 NZ$)
    71.55 $
(110.70 NZ$)
     +73.64 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.80 $
(55.38 NZ$)
    40.27 $
(62.31 NZ$)
     +12.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.76 $
(118.76 NZ$)
    94.63 $
(146.41 NZ$)
     +23.28 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 87.26 $
(135.00 NZ$)
    96.24 $
(148.90 NZ$)
     +10.29 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,012.54 $
(1,566.60 NZ$)
    864.06 $
(1,336.88 NZ$)
     -14.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 791.47 $
(1,224.57 NZ$)
    632.76 $
(979.01 NZ$)
     -20.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,727.76 $
(2,673.20 NZ$)
    1,322.43 $
(2,046.06 NZ$)
     -23.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,340.49 $
(2,074.01 NZ$)
    1,121.89 $
(1,735.79 NZ$)
     -16.31 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 205.01 $
(317.20 NZ$)
    291.24 $
(450.61 NZ$)
     +42.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 132.20 $
(204.55 NZ$)
    194.14 $
(300.37 NZ$)
     +46.85 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,682.39 $
(4,150.19 NZ$)
    2,041.19 $
(3,158.12 NZ$)
     -23.90 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.18     5.85      +39.71 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2015August, 2015
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