Cost of Living Comparison Between Perth and Wellington 

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Consumer Prices in Wellington are 5.99% lower than in Perth (without rent)
Rent Prices in Wellington are 39.01% higher than in Perth
Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 9.58% lower than in Perth
Groceries Prices in Wellington are 3.57% lower than in Perth
Local Purchasing Power in Wellington is 2.83% lower than in Perth
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Restaurants
Perth[ Edit ] Wellington[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(21.08 NZ$)
16.37 A$
(17.25 NZ$)
     -18.15 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 92.00 A$
(96.95 NZ$)
85.41 A$
(90.00 NZ$)
     -7.17 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$
(12.65 NZ$)
11.39 A$
(12.00 NZ$)
     -5.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.50 A$
(10.01 NZ$)
8.54 A$
(9.00 NZ$)
     -10.10 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(9.48 NZ$)
9.49 A$
(10.00 NZ$)
     +5.44 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.62 A$
(4.87 NZ$)
4.46 A$
(4.70 NZ$)
     -3.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.09 A$
(3.26 NZ$)
3.29 A$
(3.47 NZ$)
     +6.51 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 A$
(2.96 NZ$)
2.99 A$
(3.15 NZ$)
     +6.35 %
Markets
Perth[ Edit ] Wellington[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.86 A$
(7.23 NZ$)
9.80 A$
(10.33 NZ$)
     +42.86 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.63 A$
(2.77 NZ$)
2.38 A$
(2.51 NZ$)
     -9.50 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.39 A$
(1.47 NZ$)
1.45 A$
(1.53 NZ$)
     +4.45 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.07 A$
(5.35 NZ$)
5.90 A$
(6.22 NZ$)
     +16.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.69 A$
(4.95 NZ$)
4.85 A$
(5.11 NZ$)
     +3.28 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.87 A$
(5.13 NZ$)
5.64 A$
(5.94 NZ$)
     +15.84 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.17 A$
(7.55 NZ$)
8.12 A$
(8.56 NZ$)
     +13.29 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.84 A$
(1.94 NZ$)
1.47 A$
(1.55 NZ$)
     -20.09 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.49 A$
(1.57 NZ$)
1.24 A$
(1.31 NZ$)
     -16.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 A$
(1.65 NZ$)
1.71 A$
(1.80 NZ$)
     +8.65 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.04 A$
(2.15 NZ$)
1.96 A$
(2.06 NZ$)
     -4.33 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.38 A$
(1.46 NZ$)
1.24 A$
(1.31 NZ$)
     -10.45 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.94 A$
(0.99 NZ$)
0.96 A$
(1.01 NZ$)
     +2.93 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.20 A$
(2.31 NZ$)
2.33 A$
(2.46 NZ$)
     +6.18 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.52 A$
(2.65 NZ$)
1.51 A$
(1.59 NZ$)
     -40.14 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(15.81 NZ$)
14.23 A$
(15.00 NZ$)
     -5.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.11 A$
(5.38 NZ$)
4.36 A$
(4.60 NZ$)
     -14.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 A$
(5.80 NZ$)
6.09 A$
(6.42 NZ$)
     +10.65 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.50 A$
(37.41 NZ$)
29.42 A$
(31.00 NZ$)
     -17.13 %
Transportation
Perth[ Edit ] Wellington[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 A$
(4.74 NZ$)
4.74 A$
(5.00 NZ$)
     +5.44 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 170.43 A$
(179.60 NZ$)
142.34 A$
(150.00 NZ$)
     -16.48 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.40 A$
(5.69 NZ$)
3.56 A$
(3.75 NZ$)
     -34.10 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.77 A$
(2.92 NZ$)
4.43 A$
(4.67 NZ$)
     +60.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.00 A$
(51.64 NZ$)
62.63 A$
(66.00 NZ$)
     +27.82 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.08 A$
(5.36 NZ$)
7.89 A$
(8.31 NZ$)
     +55.20 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,750.00 A$
(28,189.06 NZ$)
33,213.24 A$
(35,000.00 NZ$)
     +24.16 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,096.55 A$
(27,500.45 NZ$)
29,374.21 A$
(30,954.44 NZ$)
     +12.56 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Perth[ Edit ] Wellington[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 220.83 A$
(232.70 NZ$)
160.86 A$
(169.51 NZ$)
     -27.16 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.63 A$
(0.67 NZ$)
0.38 A$
(0.40 NZ$)
     -39.66 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.69 A$
(75.55 NZ$)
79.40 A$
(83.67 NZ$)
     +10.75 %
Sports And Leisure
Perth[ Edit ] Wellington[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.82 A$
(67.25 NZ$)
47.25 A$
(49.79 NZ$)
     -25.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.79 A$
(20.85 NZ$)
17.08 A$
(18.00 NZ$)
     -13.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$
(18.97 NZ$)
15.18 A$
(16.00 NZ$)
     -15.65 %
Childcare
Perth[ Edit ] Wellington[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,734.43 A$
(1,827.74 NZ$)
1,109.99 A$
(1,169.70 NZ$)
     -36.00 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,018.18 A$
(18,987.50 NZ$)
14,708.72 A$
(15,500.00 NZ$)
     -18.37 %
Clothing And Shoes
Perth[ Edit ] Wellington[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 98.04 A$
(103.31 NZ$)
106.19 A$
(111.90 NZ$)
     +8.32 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 63.07 A$
(66.46 NZ$)
52.78 A$
(55.62 NZ$)
     -16.31 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 131.75 A$
(138.84 NZ$)
133.28 A$
(140.45 NZ$)
     +1.16 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 146.10 A$
(153.96 NZ$)
172.10 A$
(181.36 NZ$)
     +17.80 %
Rent Per Month
Perth[ Edit ] Wellington[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,459.58 A$
(1,538.10 NZ$)
1,889.27 A$
(1,990.91 NZ$)
     +29.44 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,046.67 A$
(1,102.97 NZ$)
1,426.59 A$
(1,503.33 NZ$)
     +36.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,439.88 A$
(2,571.14 NZ$)
3,236.60 A$
(3,410.71 NZ$)
     +32.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,550.19 A$
(1,633.58 NZ$)
2,477.94 A$
(2,611.25 NZ$)
     +59.85 %
Buy Apartment Price
Perth[ Edit ] Wellington[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 649.53 A$
(684.47 NZ$)
642.09 A$
(676.63 NZ$)
     -1.15 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 451.23 A$
(475.50 NZ$)
415.60 A$
(437.95 NZ$)
     -7.90 %
Salaries And Financing
Perth[ Edit ] Wellington[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,603.19 A$
(4,850.83 NZ$)
4,726.30 A$
(4,980.56 NZ$)
     +2.67 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.03 4.86      +20.47 %
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