Cost of Living Comparison Between Auckland and Christchurch 

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Consumer Prices in Christchurch are 4.61% lower than in Auckland (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Christchurch are 11.79% lower than in Auckland
Rent Prices in Christchurch are 26.69% lower than in Auckland
Restaurant Prices in Christchurch are 8.89% higher than in Auckland
Groceries Prices in Christchurch are 6.19% lower than in Auckland
Local Purchasing Power in Christchurch is 1.83% higher than in Auckland
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Restaurants
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      +11.11 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 NZ$ 105.00 NZ$      +16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.40 NZ$ 13.00 NZ$      +4.84 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.91 NZ$ 4.79 NZ$      -2.53 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.52 NZ$ 2.99 NZ$      -15.18 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.48 NZ$ 2.89 NZ$      -17.17 %
Markets
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.49 NZ$ 9.88 NZ$      -5.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.78 NZ$ 2.15 NZ$      -22.58 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.32 NZ$ 1.59 NZ$      +20.31 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.09 NZ$ 5.68 NZ$      -6.63 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.28 NZ$ 4.83 NZ$      -8.40 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.68 NZ$ 5.96 NZ$      -10.74 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.42 NZ$ 8.28 NZ$      -12.16 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.82 NZ$ 1.85 NZ$      +1.61 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.39 NZ$ 1.56 NZ$      +12.26 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.88 NZ$ 2.07 NZ$      +10.13 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.58 NZ$ 2.55 NZ$      -1.14 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.43 NZ$ 1.47 NZ$      +2.64 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.27 NZ$ 1.28 NZ$      +0.63 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.93 NZ$ 3.00 NZ$      +2.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.98 NZ$ 1.62 NZ$      -17.91 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$ 15.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.27 NZ$ 3.57 NZ$      -32.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.07 NZ$ 4.43 NZ$      -12.58 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 34.00 NZ$ 31.00 NZ$      -8.82 %
Transportation
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.78 NZ$ 3.60 NZ$      -4.76 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 215.00 NZ$ 111.96 NZ$      -47.93 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 NZ$ 3.00 NZ$      -14.29 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.26 NZ$ 4.99 NZ$      +16.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$ 78.00 NZ$      +30.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.16 NZ$ 8.04 NZ$      -1.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,490.00 NZ$ 39,750.00 NZ$      +12.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,573.46 NZ$ 31,310.00 NZ$      -0.83 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 199.24 NZ$ 191.97 NZ$      -3.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 NZ$ 0.39 NZ$      +9.24 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.51 NZ$ 81.81 NZ$      +2.89 %
Sports And Leisure
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.52 NZ$ 62.44 NZ$      -16.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.05 NZ$ 15.71 NZ$      -12.95 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 19.50 NZ$ 16.00 NZ$      -17.95 %
Childcare
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,263.39 NZ$ 1,126.00 NZ$      -10.87 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,000.00 NZ$ 11,600.00 NZ$      -44.76 %
Clothing And Shoes
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 114.10 NZ$ 122.72 NZ$      +7.55 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.20 NZ$ 67.69 NZ$      +5.44 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 158.92 NZ$ 150.21 NZ$      -5.48 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 200.35 NZ$ 186.25 NZ$      -7.04 %
Rent Per Month
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,884.22 NZ$ 1,457.78 NZ$      -22.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,640.97 NZ$ 1,143.75 NZ$      -30.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,379.75 NZ$ 2,453.33 NZ$      -27.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,691.41 NZ$ 1,980.00 NZ$      -26.43 %
Buy Apartment Price
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,044.43 NZ$ 509.80 NZ$      -51.19 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 840.19 NZ$ 294.19 NZ$      -64.99 %
Salaries And Financing
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,460.24 NZ$ 4,006.67 NZ$      -10.17 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.75 4.29      +14.39 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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