Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Auckland 

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Consumer Prices in Auckland are 0.33% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Auckland are 9.17% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Auckland are 23.29% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 10.03% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Auckland are 0.67% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Auckland is 15.46% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.49 $
(20.00 A$)
14.96 $
(21.33 NZ$)
     +3.24 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 72.46 $
(100.00 A$)
84.16 $
(120.00 NZ$)
     +16.15 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.69 $
(12.00 A$)
9.12 $
(13.00 NZ$)
     +4.86 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.80 $
(8.00 A$)
7.01 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     +20.99 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.52 $
(9.00 A$)
7.01 $
(10.00 NZ$)
     +7.55 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.99 $
(4.13 A$)
3.51 $
(5.00 NZ$)
     +17.31 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 $
(3.24 A$)
2.31 $
(3.29 NZ$)
     -1.69 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $
(2.82 A$)
1.86 $
(2.65 NZ$)
     -9.29 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.67 $
(6.45 A$)
7.70 $
(10.97 NZ$)
     +64.68 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.84 $
(2.54 A$)
1.88 $
(2.69 NZ$)
     +2.49 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.86 $
(1.18 A$)
0.93 $
(1.33 NZ$)
     +8.78 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.41 $
(4.71 A$)
4.05 $
(5.78 NZ$)
     +18.69 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.60 $
(4.96 A$)
3.62 $
(5.16 NZ$)
     +0.63 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.76 $
(5.19 A$)
4.18 $
(5.96 NZ$)
     +11.08 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.30 $
(8.70 A$)
7.04 $
(10.04 NZ$)
     +11.69 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.52 $
(2.09 A$)
1.26 $
(1.79 NZ$)
     -17.09 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.20 $
(1.66 A$)
0.93 $
(1.33 NZ$)
     -22.24 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.20 $
(1.66 A$)
1.25 $
(1.78 NZ$)
     +3.90 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.71 $
(2.36 A$)
1.70 $
(2.43 NZ$)
     -0.57 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.11 $
(1.53 A$)
0.87 $
(1.24 NZ$)
     -21.41 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 $
(1.32 A$)
0.76 $
(1.08 NZ$)
     -21.07 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.92 $
(2.65 A$)
2.26 $
(3.23 NZ$)
     +18.03 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.59 $
(2.19 A$)
1.21 $
(1.73 NZ$)
     -23.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.59 $
(16.00 A$)
10.52 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -9.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.84 $
(5.31 A$)
3.19 $
(4.55 NZ$)
     -16.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.44 $
(6.13 A$)
3.43 $
(4.90 NZ$)
     -22.67 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 26.07 $
(35.98 A$)
24.55 $
(35.00 NZ$)
     -5.84 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.95 $
(4.08 A$)
2.77 $
(3.95 NZ$)
     -6.17 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 157.52 $
(217.39 A$)
150.79 $
(215.00 NZ$)
     -4.27 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.12 $
(4.30 A$)
2.49 $
(3.55 NZ$)
     -20.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(3.80 A$)
2.99 $
(4.26 NZ$)
     +8.69 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 41.07 $
(56.68 A$)
42.08 $
(60.00 NZ$)
     +2.46 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.00 $
(5.52 A$)
5.82 $
(8.30 NZ$)
     +45.59 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,737.11 $
(30,000.00 A$)
25,599.23 $
(36,500.00 NZ$)
     +17.77 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,035.27 $
(27,651.24 A$)
22,428.06 $
(31,978.46 NZ$)
     +11.94 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 129.75 $
(179.07 A$)
144.76 $
(206.40 NZ$)
     +11.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.57 $
(0.78 A$)
0.25 $
(0.35 NZ$)
     -56.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.64 $
(72.65 A$)
53.28 $
(75.96 NZ$)
     +1.20 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 59.28 $
(81.81 A$)
51.34 $
(73.21 NZ$)
     -13.38 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $
(24.15 A$)
14.19 $
(20.23 NZ$)
     -18.93 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.49 $
(20.00 A$)
14.03 $
(20.00 NZ$)
     -3.20 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,637.54 $
(2,260.01 A$)
808.49 $
(1,152.77 NZ$)
     -50.63 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,752.88 $
(20,360.87 A$)
13,013.92 $
(18,555.56 NZ$)
     -11.79 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.57 $
(108.44 A$)
77.64 $
(110.71 NZ$)
     -1.18 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.72 $
(72.76 A$)
48.62 $
(69.32 NZ$)
     -7.78 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 103.10 $
(142.29 A$)
101.91 $
(145.30 NZ$)
     -1.15 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.54 $
(158.08 A$)
134.94 $
(192.39 NZ$)
     +17.81 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,961.99 $
(2,707.80 A$)
1,365.88 $
(1,947.50 NZ$)
     -30.38 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,378.48 $
(1,902.48 A$)
1,193.13 $
(1,701.20 NZ$)
     -13.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,482.95 $
(4,806.91 A$)
2,446.27 $
(3,487.96 NZ$)
     -29.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,207.08 $
(3,046.06 A$)
1,909.31 $
(2,722.34 NZ$)
     -13.49 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,005.21 $
(1,387.31 A$)
757.40 $
(1,079.91 NZ$)
     -24.65 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 593.49 $
(819.09 A$)
570.51 $
(813.45 NZ$)
     -3.87 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,287.10 $
(5,916.75 A$)
3,292.13 $
(4,693.99 NZ$)
     -23.21 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.79 3.23      +15.42 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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