Cost of Living Comparison Between Auckland and Christchurch 

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Consumer Prices in Christchurch are 10.8% lower than in Auckland (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Christchurch are 13.6% lower than in Auckland
Rent Prices in Christchurch are 19.6% lower than in Auckland
Restaurant Prices in Christchurch are 11.1% lower than in Auckland
Groceries Prices in Christchurch are 4.6% lower than in Auckland
Local Purchasing Power in Christchurch is 8.8% higher than in Auckland
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Restaurants
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.40 £
(25.50 NZ$)
11.43 £
(23.50 NZ$)
     -7.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 68.09 £
(140.00 NZ$)
58.36 £
(120.00 NZ$)
     -14.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.75 £
(18.00 NZ$)
7.78 £
(16.00 NZ$)
     -11.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.84 £
(12.00 NZ$)
5.35 £
(11.00 NZ$)
     -8.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.84 £
(12.00 NZ$)
5.35 £
(11.00 NZ$)
     -8.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.83 £
(5.81 NZ$)
2.66 £
(5.47 NZ$)
     -5.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.15 £
(4.43 NZ$)
1.86 £
(3.82 NZ$)
     -13.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.85 £
(3.81 NZ$)
1.35 £
(2.77 NZ$)
     -27.2 %
Markets
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.14 £
(12.63 NZ$)
5.58 £
(11.47 NZ$)
     -9.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.64 £
(3.38 NZ$)
1.51 £
(3.11 NZ$)
     -8.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.78 £
(1.61 NZ$)
0.66 £
(1.36 NZ$)
     -15.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.70 £
(11.72 NZ$)
5.48 £
(11.26 NZ$)
     -3.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.36 £
(6.91 NZ$)
3.39 £
(6.97 NZ$)
     +0.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.77 £
(7.75 NZ$)
3.26 £
(6.70 NZ$)
     -13.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.85 £
(9.97 NZ$)
5.22 £
(10.74 NZ$)
     +7.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.08 £
(2.23 NZ$)
1.04 £
(2.14 NZ$)
     -3.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 £
(1.75 NZ$)
0.90 £
(1.84 NZ$)
     +5.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.19 £
(2.45 NZ$)
1.12 £
(2.31 NZ$)
     -5.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.27 £
(4.66 NZ$)
2.08 £
(4.28 NZ$)
     -8.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.96 £
(1.96 NZ$)
0.75 £
(1.54 NZ$)
     -21.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.80 £
(1.64 NZ$)
0.74 £
(1.51 NZ$)
     -7.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.14 £
(4.41 NZ$)
2.35 £
(4.83 NZ$)
     +9.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.05 £
(2.16 NZ$)
1.06 £
(2.17 NZ$)
     +0.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.75 £
(18.00 NZ$)
7.29 £
(15.00 NZ$)
     -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.14 £
(6.46 NZ$)
2.83 £
(5.81 NZ$)
     -9.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.32 £
(6.83 NZ$)
3.44 £
(7.08 NZ$)
     +3.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 19.45 £
(40.00 NZ$)
18.48 £
(38.00 NZ$)
     -5.0 %
Transportation
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.99 £
(4.10 NZ$)
1.36 £
(2.80 NZ$)
     -31.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 104.56 £
(215.00 NZ$)
35.99 £
(74.00 NZ$)
     -65.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.95 £
(4.00 NZ$)
1.95 £
(4.00 NZ$)
     0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(6.44 NZ$)
2.35 £
(4.83 NZ$)
     -25.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.18 £
(60.00 NZ$)
37.93 £
(78.00 NZ$)
     +30.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.36 £
(11.03 NZ$)
4.99 £
(10.26 NZ$)
     -7.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,370.80 £
(46,000.00 NZ$)
19,452.87 £
(40,000.00 NZ$)
     -13.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,170.63 £
(35,307.14 NZ$)
16,655.91 £
(34,248.75 NZ$)
     -3.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 126.02 £
(259.13 NZ$)
93.88 £
(193.04 NZ$)
     -25.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 30.84 £
(63.41 NZ$)
31.61 £
(65.00 NZ$)
     +2.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.92 £
(88.25 NZ$)
38.32 £
(78.79 NZ$)
     -10.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.29 £
(66.40 NZ$)
30.88 £
(63.50 NZ$)
     -4.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.29 £
(29.38 NZ$)
11.71 £
(24.07 NZ$)
     -18.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.19 £
(23.00 NZ$)
8.75 £
(18.00 NZ$)
     -21.7 %
Childcare
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 683.04 £
(1,404.51 NZ$)
640.97 £
(1,318.00 NZ$)
     -6.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,263.63 £
(21,104.62 NZ$)
8,758.65 £
(18,010.00 NZ$)
     -14.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.24 £
(136.20 NZ$)
63.17 £
(129.89 NZ$)
     -4.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.51 £
(79.19 NZ$)
33.88 £
(69.67 NZ$)
     -12.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.38 £
(183.79 NZ$)
75.07 £
(154.35 NZ$)
     -16.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.49 £
(216.92 NZ$)
117.20 £
(241.00 NZ$)
     +11.1 %
Rent Per Month
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,084.61 £
(2,230.23 NZ$)
1,016.59 £
(2,090.36 NZ$)
     -6.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,034.07 £
(2,126.30 NZ$)
827.29 £
(1,701.11 NZ$)
     -20.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,104.17 £
(4,326.71 NZ$)
1,623.10 £
(3,337.50 NZ$)
     -22.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,670.52 £
(3,435.00 NZ$)
1,275.24 £
(2,622.22 NZ$)
     -23.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 732.07 £
(1,505.32 NZ$)
267.74 £
(550.54 NZ$)
     -63.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 660.79 £
(1,358.76 NZ$)
224.61 £
(461.86 NZ$)
     -66.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Auckland Edit Christchurch Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,748.24 £
(5,651.08 NZ$)
2,581.16 £
(5,307.52 NZ$)
     -6.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.04 6.86      -2.6 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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