Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Auckland 

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Consumer Prices in Auckland are 8.4% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Auckland are 18.4% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Auckland are 33.8% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 3.4% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Auckland are 7.6% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Auckland is 10.5% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 A$
(27.24 NZ$)
22.94 A$
(25.00 NZ$)
     -8.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$
(130.76 NZ$)
119.30 A$
(130.00 NZ$)
     -0.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$
(16.35 NZ$)
14.68 A$
(16.00 NZ$)
     -2.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 11.00 A$
(11.99 NZ$)
11.01 A$
(12.00 NZ$)
     +0.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$
(13.08 NZ$)
11.01 A$
(12.00 NZ$)
     -8.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.07 A$
(5.53 NZ$)
5.25 A$
(5.72 NZ$)
     +3.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.03 A$
(4.40 NZ$)
4.03 A$
(4.39 NZ$)
     -0.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.30 A$
(3.60 NZ$)
3.47 A$
(3.78 NZ$)
     +5.1 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.92 A$
(9.72 NZ$)
11.24 A$
(12.25 NZ$)
     +26.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.89 A$
(4.23 NZ$)
3.02 A$
(3.30 NZ$)
     -22.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.58 A$
(1.72 NZ$)
1.48 A$
(1.61 NZ$)
     -6.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.25 A$
(6.81 NZ$)
10.75 A$
(11.71 NZ$)
     +72.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.51 A$
(9.27 NZ$)
6.34 A$
(6.91 NZ$)
     -25.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.88 A$
(6.41 NZ$)
7.20 A$
(7.85 NZ$)
     +22.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.50 A$
(11.44 NZ$)
8.81 A$
(9.60 NZ$)
     -16.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.22 A$
(2.42 NZ$)
2.06 A$
(2.24 NZ$)
     -7.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.91 A$
(2.08 NZ$)
1.57 A$
(1.71 NZ$)
     -17.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.16 A$
(2.35 NZ$)
2.18 A$
(2.38 NZ$)
     +1.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.98 A$
(3.25 NZ$)
4.17 A$
(4.54 NZ$)
     +39.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.71 A$
(1.87 NZ$)
1.79 A$
(1.95 NZ$)
     +4.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 A$
(1.74 NZ$)
1.48 A$
(1.61 NZ$)
     -7.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.39 A$
(3.70 NZ$)
3.92 A$
(4.27 NZ$)
     +15.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.56 A$
(2.79 NZ$)
1.79 A$
(1.95 NZ$)
     -30.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$
(21.79 NZ$)
16.52 A$
(18.00 NZ$)
     -17.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.05 A$
(8.77 NZ$)
5.82 A$
(6.34 NZ$)
     -27.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.65 A$
(9.42 NZ$)
6.62 A$
(7.22 NZ$)
     -23.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 A$
(54.48 NZ$)
36.71 A$
(40.00 NZ$)
     -26.6 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$
(5.45 NZ$)
3.85 A$
(4.20 NZ$)
     -22.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 220.00 A$
(239.73 NZ$)
197.31 A$
(215.00 NZ$)
     -10.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 A$
(8.72 NZ$)
3.67 A$
(4.00 NZ$)
     -54.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 A$
(7.89 NZ$)
5.91 A$
(6.44 NZ$)
     -18.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 90.00 A$
(98.07 NZ$)
55.06 A$
(60.00 NZ$)
     -38.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.78 A$
(8.48 NZ$)
10.18 A$
(11.10 NZ$)
     +30.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 42,500.00 A$
(46,311.14 NZ$)
44,958.41 A$
(48,990.00 NZ$)
     +5.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,138.62 A$
(37,199.96 NZ$)
32,937.54 A$
(35,891.18 NZ$)
     -3.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 332.33 A$
(362.13 NZ$)
226.94 A$
(247.29 NZ$)
     -31.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 40.88 A$
(44.54 NZ$)
57.66 A$
(62.83 NZ$)
     +41.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.06 A$
(90.50 NZ$)
79.13 A$
(86.22 NZ$)
     -4.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 98.61 A$
(107.45 NZ$)
57.48 A$
(62.64 NZ$)
     -41.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.82 A$
(35.76 NZ$)
26.00 A$
(28.33 NZ$)
     -20.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 24.00 A$
(26.15 NZ$)
21.11 A$
(23.00 NZ$)
     -12.1 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,207.62 A$
(3,495.26 NZ$)
1,281.23 A$
(1,396.12 NZ$)
     -60.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,337.50 A$
(28,699.28 NZ$)
20,217.06 A$
(22,030.00 NZ$)
     -23.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 122.60 A$
(133.60 NZ$)
120.57 A$
(131.38 NZ$)
     -1.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 102.35 A$
(111.53 NZ$)
75.36 A$
(82.12 NZ$)
     -26.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 174.30 A$
(189.93 NZ$)
160.78 A$
(175.20 NZ$)
     -7.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 215.46 A$
(234.79 NZ$)
199.78 A$
(217.69 NZ$)
     -7.3 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,383.32 A$
(3,686.72 NZ$)
2,033.56 A$
(2,215.91 NZ$)
     -39.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,366.09 A$
(2,578.26 NZ$)
1,921.85 A$
(2,094.18 NZ$)
     -18.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,794.25 A$
(7,403.52 NZ$)
3,859.99 A$
(4,206.13 NZ$)
     -43.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,897.56 A$
(4,247.07 NZ$)
3,067.09 A$
(3,342.13 NZ$)
     -21.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,394.13 A$
(2,608.82 NZ$)
1,321.35 A$
(1,439.84 NZ$)
     -44.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,519.17 A$
(1,655.40 NZ$)
1,205.60 A$
(1,313.71 NZ$)
     -20.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Auckland Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,934.33 A$
(6,466.48 NZ$)
5,349.46 A$
(5,829.17 NZ$)
     -9.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.47 6.92      +7.0 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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