Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Wellington 

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Consumer Prices in Wellington are 12.20% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Wellington are 19.29% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Wellington are 30.31% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 8.92% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Wellington are 9.10% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Wellington is 0.25% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Wellington Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 A$
(19.42 NZ$)
16.22 A$
(17.50 NZ$)
     -9.88 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$
(107.88 NZ$)
83.43 A$
(90.00 NZ$)
     -16.57 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$
(12.95 NZ$)
11.12 A$
(12.00 NZ$)
     -7.30 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(8.63 NZ$)
8.34 A$
(9.00 NZ$)
     +4.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 A$
(8.63 NZ$)
9.27 A$
(10.00 NZ$)
     +15.87 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.20 A$
(4.53 NZ$)
4.34 A$
(4.69 NZ$)
     +3.36 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 A$
(3.34 NZ$)
3.23 A$
(3.48 NZ$)
     +4.17 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 A$
(2.87 NZ$)
2.92 A$
(3.15 NZ$)
     +9.65 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Wellington Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.37 A$
(6.88 NZ$)
9.65 A$
(10.41 NZ$)
     +51.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.41 A$
(2.60 NZ$)
2.35 A$
(2.54 NZ$)
     -2.34 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.14 A$
(1.23 NZ$)
1.42 A$
(1.53 NZ$)
     +23.85 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.73 A$
(5.10 NZ$)
5.76 A$
(6.22 NZ$)
     +21.90 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.99 A$
(5.38 NZ$)
4.73 A$
(5.10 NZ$)
     -5.30 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.03 A$
(5.42 NZ$)
5.51 A$
(5.94 NZ$)
     +9.53 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.46 A$
(9.12 NZ$)
7.92 A$
(8.54 NZ$)
     -6.38 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.19 A$
(2.37 NZ$)
1.43 A$
(1.55 NZ$)
     -34.61 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.54 A$
(1.66 NZ$)
1.21 A$
(1.31 NZ$)
     -21.60 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 A$
(1.72 NZ$)
1.66 A$
(1.79 NZ$)
     +4.17 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.41 A$
(2.60 NZ$)
1.91 A$
(2.06 NZ$)
     -20.89 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 A$
(1.61 NZ$)
1.21 A$
(1.30 NZ$)
     -18.87 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 A$
(1.34 NZ$)
0.94 A$
(1.01 NZ$)
     -24.58 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.61 A$
(2.81 NZ$)
2.27 A$
(2.45 NZ$)
     -12.76 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.03 A$
(2.19 NZ$)
1.47 A$
(1.59 NZ$)
     -27.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(16.18 NZ$)
13.90 A$
(15.00 NZ$)
     -7.30 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.19 A$
(5.60 NZ$)
4.25 A$
(4.58 NZ$)
     -18.17 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.17 A$
(6.66 NZ$)
5.93 A$
(6.40 NZ$)
     -3.87 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.74 A$
(38.56 NZ$)
29.66 A$
(32.00 NZ$)
     -17.00 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Wellington Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$
(4.32 NZ$)
4.63 A$
(5.00 NZ$)
     +15.87 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$
(234.52 NZ$)
139.05 A$
(150.00 NZ$)
     -36.04 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.05 A$
(4.37 NZ$)
3.48 A$
(3.75 NZ$)
     -14.17 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.54 A$
(3.82 NZ$)
4.33 A$
(4.67 NZ$)
     +22.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$
(61.14 NZ$)
61.18 A$
(66.00 NZ$)
     +7.94 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.43 A$
(5.86 NZ$)
7.66 A$
(8.26 NZ$)
     +40.98 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,732.00 A$
(30,995.38 NZ$)
32,444.19 A$
(35,000.00 NZ$)
     +12.92 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,789.82 A$
(27,821.42 NZ$)
28,694.06 A$
(30,954.44 NZ$)
     +11.26 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Wellington Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192.77 A$
(207.95 NZ$)
157.13 A$
(169.51 NZ$)
     -18.48 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.75 A$
(0.81 NZ$)
0.34 A$
(0.37 NZ$)
     -54.57 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.06 A$
(79.90 NZ$)
76.72 A$
(82.76 NZ$)
     +3.59 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Wellington Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.18 A$
(86.49 NZ$)
48.44 A$
(52.26 NZ$)
     -39.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.95 A$
(25.84 NZ$)
17.89 A$
(19.30 NZ$)
     -25.30 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$
(21.58 NZ$)
15.76 A$
(17.00 NZ$)
     -21.21 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Wellington Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,353.05 A$
(2,538.41 NZ$)
897.31 A$
(968.00 NZ$)
     -61.87 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,030.77 A$
(23,766.25 NZ$)
14,368.14 A$
(15,500.00 NZ$)
     -34.78 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Wellington Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 104.39 A$
(112.62 NZ$)
103.73 A$
(111.90 NZ$)
     -0.63 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.20 A$
(69.26 NZ$)
52.59 A$
(56.74 NZ$)
     -18.08 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.50 A$
(151.57 NZ$)
129.78 A$
(140.00 NZ$)
     -7.63 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 154.34 A$
(166.50 NZ$)
168.12 A$
(181.36 NZ$)
     +8.93 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Wellington Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,615.29 A$
(2,821.31 NZ$)
1,829.68 A$
(1,973.81 NZ$)
     -30.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,880.86 A$
(2,029.02 NZ$)
1,407.02 A$
(1,517.86 NZ$)
     -25.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,036.96 A$
(5,433.75 NZ$)
3,137.46 A$
(3,384.62 NZ$)
     -37.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,034.53 A$
(3,273.58 NZ$)
2,383.66 A$
(2,571.43 NZ$)
     -21.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Wellington Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,235.43 A$
(1,332.75 NZ$)
627.22 A$
(676.63 NZ$)
     -49.23 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 781.12 A$
(842.66 NZ$)
425.20 A$
(458.69 NZ$)
     -45.57 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Wellington Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,769.86 A$
(6,224.38 NZ$)
4,668.50 A$
(5,036.26 NZ$)
     -19.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.28 4.90      +49.52 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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