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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and New Zealand Reverse

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Consumer Prices in New Zealand are 5.80% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New Zealand are 1.25% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in New Zealand are 17.03% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in New Zealand are 13.38% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in New Zealand are 4.08% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in New Zealand is 21.49% lower than in United States

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  United States  New Zealand      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $
(16.68 NZ$)
    11.87 $
(18.00 NZ$)
     +7.90 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(68.24 NZ$)
    59.35 $
(90.00 NZ$)
     +31.88 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.60 $
(10.01 NZ$)
    6.59 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     -0.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(5.31 NZ$)
    4.95 $
(7.50 NZ$)
     +41.30 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(7.58 NZ$)
    5.28 $
(8.00 NZ$)
     +5.51 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $
(5.64 NZ$)
    2.89 $
(4.38 NZ$)
     -22.32 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(2.50 NZ$)
    1.98 $
(3.00 NZ$)
     +20.07 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $
(2.02 NZ$)
    1.87 $
(2.84 NZ$)
     +40.56 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(5.73 NZ$)
    6.48 $
(9.82 NZ$)
     +71.59 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.26 $
(3.42 NZ$)
    1.59 $
(2.42 NZ$)
     -29.43 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.49 $
(2.26 NZ$)
    0.80 $
(1.22 NZ$)
     -46.20 %
Eggs (12) 2.45 $
(3.72 NZ$)
    3.06 $
(4.64 NZ$)
     +24.86 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.46 $
(6.76 NZ$)
    3.05 $
(4.63 NZ$)
     -31.51 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.80 $
(5.76 NZ$)
    4.55 $
(6.89 NZ$)
     +19.67 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.82 $
(2.76 NZ$)
    1.09 $
(1.65 NZ$)
     -40.11 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(2.74 NZ$)
    1.09 $
(1.65 NZ$)
     -39.58 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $
(2.71 NZ$)
    1.80 $
(2.73 NZ$)
     +0.83 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(1.78 NZ$)
    0.75 $
(1.13 NZ$)
     -36.36 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(2.39 NZ$)
    1.62 $
(2.45 NZ$)
     +2.47 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(2.68 NZ$)
    1.80 $
(2.73 NZ$)
     +2.04 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(18.20 NZ$)
    9.89 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -17.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $
(2.63 NZ$)
    3.01 $
(4.57 NZ$)
     +73.70 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.33 $
(3.53 NZ$)
    2.37 $
(3.60 NZ$)
     +1.83 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(9.10 NZ$)
    13.19 $
(20.00 NZ$)
     +119.80 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(3.03 NZ$)
    2.31 $
(3.50 NZ$)
     +15.40 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
(97.06 NZ$)
    81.24 $
(123.20 NZ$)
     +26.94 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(4.55 NZ$)
    1.98 $
(3.00 NZ$)
     -34.06 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(3.79 NZ$)
    2.97 $
(4.51 NZ$)
     +18.86 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(45.49 NZ$)
    39.56 $
(60.00 NZ$)
     +31.88 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.89 $
(4.38 NZ$)
    5.07 $
(7.69 NZ$)
     +75.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(31,846.50 NZ$)
    21,101.22 $
(32,000.00 NZ$)
     +0.48 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.16 $
(241.36 NZ$)
    124.16 $
(188.28 NZ$)
     -21.99 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.24 NZ$)
    0.38 $
(0.58 NZ$)
     +136.81 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.61 $
(72.20 NZ$)
    58.61 $
(88.89 NZ$)
     +23.10 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.55 $
(56.94 NZ$)
    45.68 $
(69.28 NZ$)
     +21.66 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.59 $
(28.19 NZ$)
    10.15 $
(15.39 NZ$)
     -45.42 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(15.17 NZ$)
    10.55 $
(16.00 NZ$)
     +5.51 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.00 $
(62.18 NZ$)
    72.28 $
(109.61 NZ$)
     +76.27 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.50 $
(53.84 NZ$)
    41.12 $
(62.36 NZ$)
     +15.83 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.27 $
(117.17 NZ$)
    95.38 $
(144.64 NZ$)
     +23.44 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.73 $
(131.52 NZ$)
    96.03 $
(145.62 NZ$)
     +10.72 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 987.03 $
(1,496.83 NZ$)
    872.23 $
(1,322.74 NZ$)
     -11.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 772.45 $
(1,171.41 NZ$)
    623.13 $
(944.98 NZ$)
     -19.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,697.59 $
(2,574.40 NZ$)
    1,343.24 $
(2,037.02 NZ$)
     -20.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,311.37 $
(1,988.70 NZ$)
    1,117.91 $
(1,695.31 NZ$)
     -14.75 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 207.27 $
(314.32 NZ$)
    305.16 $
(462.78 NZ$)
     +47.23 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 131.97 $
(200.13 NZ$)
    206.91 $
(313.77 NZ$)
     +56.78 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,660.13 $
(4,034.09 NZ$)
    2,062.34 $
(3,127.54 NZ$)
     -22.47 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     5.90      +40.47 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2015August, 2015
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Currency: USD