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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and New Zealand 

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Consumer Prices in New Zealand are 37.23% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New Zealand are 30.27% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in New Zealand are 14.85% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in New Zealand are 37.39% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in New Zealand are 27.19% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in New Zealand is 33.40% lower than in United States

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  United States  New Zealand      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.87 $      +28.74 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     68.66 $      +52.59 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     8.58 $      +37.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     6.01 $      +71.66 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     6.87 $      +37.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     3.63 $      -0.40 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     2.48 $      +56.35 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     2.35 $      +84.69 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     2.05 $      +106.68 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 $     2.21 $      -7.53 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.89 $     2.15 $      -25.78 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     3.76 $      +66.92 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.47 $     8.71 $      -7.98 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.63 $     13.26 $      +73.74 %
Apples (1kg) 3.70 $     3.01 $      -18.53 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 $     2.86 $      -20.14 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.72 $     4.60 $      +23.68 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     2.04 $      -13.43 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     1.90 $      +20.92 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     2.12 $      +20.43 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     12.87 $      +7.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $     3.31 $      +44.70 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 $     2.97 $      -9.33 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     15.45 $      +157.49 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     2.96 $      +48.06 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $     103.00 $      +56.05 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     2.57 $      -14.17 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     2.36 $      +51.94 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.35 $     47.21 $      +66.51 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.86 $      +93.79 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     27,680.03 $      +38.40 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 161.80 $     156.06 $      -3.55 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.54 $      +261.87 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.18 $     75.59 $      +63.71 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.49 $     64.34 $      +62.95 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.42 $     14.13 $      -23.31 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     13.73 $      +37.33 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.78 $     90.60 $      +122.19 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.48 $     57.30 $      +57.07 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.25 $     127.53 $      +67.25 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 83.33 $     128.59 $      +54.30 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 993.07 $     1,113.76 $      +12.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 750.22 $     898.86 $      +19.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,700.40 $     1,919.08 $      +12.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,281.76 $     1,502.31 $      +17.21 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,924.43 $     3,659.58 $      +90.16 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,233.56 $     2,512.54 $      +103.68 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,258.93 $     2,827.61 $      -13.23 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     5.70      +35.59 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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