Cost of Living Comparison Between Auckland and Melbourne 

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Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 0.2% lower than in Auckland (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 4.2% higher than in Auckland
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 13.7% higher than in Auckland
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 2.2% higher than in Auckland
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 3.6% lower than in Auckland
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 11.4% higher than in Auckland
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Restaurants
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.50 NZ$
(23.37 A$)
27.27 NZ$
(25.00 A$)
     +7.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 NZ$
(119.16 A$)
130.92 NZ$
(120.00 A$)
     +0.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.00 NZ$
(14.67 A$)
16.36 NZ$
(15.00 A$)
     +2.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 NZ$
(11.00 A$)
12.00 NZ$
(11.00 A$)
     +0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 NZ$
(11.00 A$)
10.91 NZ$
(10.00 A$)
     -9.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.77 NZ$
(5.29 A$)
5.66 NZ$
(5.19 A$)
     -1.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.44 NZ$
(4.07 A$)
4.29 NZ$
(3.93 A$)
     -3.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.78 NZ$
(3.46 A$)
3.94 NZ$
(3.61 A$)
     +4.3 %
Markets
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.24 NZ$
(11.22 A$)
9.09 NZ$
(8.33 A$)
     -25.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.34 NZ$
(3.06 A$)
3.94 NZ$
(3.61 A$)
     +18.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.63 NZ$
(1.49 A$)
1.67 NZ$
(1.53 A$)
     +2.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.63 NZ$
(10.66 A$)
6.30 NZ$
(5.77 A$)
     -45.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.91 NZ$
(6.33 A$)
7.35 NZ$
(6.74 A$)
     +6.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.79 NZ$
(7.14 A$)
6.50 NZ$
(5.96 A$)
     -16.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.72 NZ$
(8.91 A$)
9.43 NZ$
(8.64 A$)
     -3.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.24 NZ$
(2.06 A$)
2.26 NZ$
(2.08 A$)
     +1.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.70 NZ$
(1.56 A$)
1.90 NZ$
(1.74 A$)
     +11.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 NZ$
(2.17 A$)
1.96 NZ$
(1.80 A$)
     -17.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.51 NZ$
(4.13 A$)
2.67 NZ$
(2.45 A$)
     -40.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.93 NZ$
(1.77 A$)
1.66 NZ$
(1.52 A$)
     -14.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.59 NZ$
(1.46 A$)
1.62 NZ$
(1.48 A$)
     +1.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.24 NZ$
(3.88 A$)
3.53 NZ$
(3.24 A$)
     -16.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 NZ$
(1.79 A$)
2.22 NZ$
(2.03 A$)
     +13.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 NZ$
(16.50 A$)
19.09 NZ$
(17.50 A$)
     +6.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.34 NZ$
(5.81 A$)
8.03 NZ$
(7.36 A$)
     +26.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.12 NZ$
(6.53 A$)
9.46 NZ$
(8.67 A$)
     +32.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 NZ$
(36.66 A$)
49.09 NZ$
(45.00 A$)
     +22.7 %
Transportation
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.20 NZ$
(3.85 A$)
5.78 NZ$
(5.30 A$)
     +37.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 215.00 NZ$
(197.07 A$)
211.65 NZ$
(194.00 A$)
     -1.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 NZ$
(3.67 A$)
7.09 NZ$
(6.50 A$)
     +77.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 NZ$
(5.90 A$)
5.27 NZ$
(4.83 A$)
     -18.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$
(55.00 A$)
70.91 NZ$
(65.00 A$)
     +18.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.08 NZ$
(10.16 A$)
7.99 NZ$
(7.32 A$)
     -27.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 48,990.00 NZ$
(44,904.70 A$)
44,302.95 NZ$
(40,608.50 A$)
     -9.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,891.18 NZ$
(32,898.19 A$)
35,681.88 NZ$
(32,706.35 A$)
     -0.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 255.85 NZ$
(234.52 A$)
317.58 NZ$
(291.09 A$)
     +24.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 61.44 NZ$
(56.32 A$)
47.01 NZ$
(43.09 A$)
     -23.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.69 NZ$
(78.54 A$)
88.57 NZ$
(81.18 A$)
     +3.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.80 NZ$
(58.48 A$)
98.12 NZ$
(89.93 A$)
     +53.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.52 NZ$
(27.06 A$)
28.32 NZ$
(25.96 A$)
     -4.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 23.00 NZ$
(21.08 A$)
24.00 NZ$
(22.00 A$)
     +4.4 %
Childcare
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,396.12 NZ$
(1,279.70 A$)
2,683.86 NZ$
(2,460.05 A$)
     +92.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,030.00 NZ$
(20,192.91 A$)
32,292.92 NZ$
(29,600.00 A$)
     +46.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 134.46 NZ$
(123.25 A$)
144.91 NZ$
(132.83 A$)
     +7.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 82.92 NZ$
(76.01 A$)
96.25 NZ$
(88.22 A$)
     +16.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 175.22 NZ$
(160.61 A$)
182.07 NZ$
(166.89 A$)
     +3.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 220.00 NZ$
(201.65 A$)
213.43 NZ$
(195.63 A$)
     -3.0 %
Rent Per Month
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,215.91 NZ$
(2,031.13 A$)
2,762.46 NZ$
(2,532.09 A$)
     +24.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,094.18 NZ$
(1,919.55 A$)
2,210.05 NZ$
(2,025.75 A$)
     +5.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,206.13 NZ$
(3,855.38 A$)
5,238.60 NZ$
(4,801.75 A$)
     +24.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,341.75 NZ$
(3,063.08 A$)
3,274.44 NZ$
(3,001.38 A$)
     -2.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,439.84 NZ$
(1,319.77 A$)
1,343.16 NZ$
(1,231.15 A$)
     -6.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,313.71 NZ$
(1,204.16 A$)
1,144.68 NZ$
(1,049.23 A$)
     -12.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,733.08 NZ$
(5,255.00 A$)
6,658.83 NZ$
(6,103.54 A$)
     +16.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.92 6.59      -4.8 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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