Cost of Living Comparison Between Auckland and Hamilton 

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Consumer Prices in Hamilton are 10.1% lower than in Auckland (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Hamilton are 17.1% lower than in Auckland
Rent Prices in Hamilton are 31.8% lower than in Auckland
Restaurant Prices in Hamilton are 7.3% lower than in Auckland
Groceries Prices in Hamilton are 6.2% lower than in Auckland
Local Purchasing Power in Hamilton is 6.2% lower than in Auckland
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Restaurants
Auckland Edit Hamilton Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.50 NZ$ 25.00 NZ$      -2.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 140.00 NZ$ 130.00 NZ$      -7.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 17.00 NZ$ 14.00 NZ$      -17.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 NZ$ 9.00 NZ$      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 NZ$ 9.99 NZ$      -16.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.81 NZ$ 5.61 NZ$      -3.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.47 NZ$ 3.54 NZ$      -20.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.81 NZ$ 4.31 NZ$      +13.3 %
Markets
Auckland Edit Hamilton Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.58 NZ$ 12.30 NZ$      -2.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.38 NZ$ 2.46 NZ$      -27.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.62 NZ$ 1.53 NZ$      -5.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.66 NZ$ 9.94 NZ$      -14.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.88 NZ$ 5.66 NZ$      -17.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.73 NZ$ 6.29 NZ$      -18.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.97 NZ$ 8.39 NZ$      -15.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.21 NZ$ 2.28 NZ$      +3.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.72 NZ$ 2.42 NZ$      +40.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.43 NZ$ 2.52 NZ$      +4.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.77 NZ$ 5.29 NZ$      +10.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.93 NZ$ 1.75 NZ$      -9.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.63 NZ$ 1.84 NZ$      +13.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.42 NZ$ 4.48 NZ$      +1.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 NZ$ 1.86 NZ$      -16.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      +11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.59 NZ$ 5.00 NZ$      -24.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.93 NZ$ 5.79 NZ$      -16.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 NZ$ 37.95 NZ$      -5.1 %
Transportation
Auckland Edit Hamilton Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.10 NZ$ 2.20 NZ$      -46.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 215.00 NZ$ 104.35 NZ$      -51.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 NZ$ 4.00 NZ$      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 NZ$ 5.63 NZ$      -12.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$ 80.00 NZ$      +33.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.03 NZ$ 10.78 NZ$      -2.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 46,000.00 NZ$ 39,495.00 NZ$      -14.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,307.14 NZ$ 34,214.00 NZ$      -3.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Auckland Edit Hamilton Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 258.88 NZ$ 193.02 NZ$      -25.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 63.41 NZ$ 65.00 NZ$      +2.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 87.03 NZ$ 93.56 NZ$      +7.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Auckland Edit Hamilton Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 67.62 NZ$ 56.86 NZ$      -15.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.38 NZ$ 27.67 NZ$      -5.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 23.00 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      -13.0 %
Childcare
Auckland Edit Hamilton Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,404.51 NZ$ 1,400.00 NZ$      -0.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,104.62 NZ$ 25,666.67 NZ$      +21.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Auckland Edit Hamilton Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 137.92 NZ$ 111.67 NZ$      -19.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 79.96 NZ$ 63.75 NZ$      -20.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 185.71 NZ$ 187.14 NZ$      +0.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 219.60 NZ$ 150.00 NZ$      -31.7 %
Rent Per Month
Auckland Edit Hamilton Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,230.23 NZ$ 1,611.50 NZ$      -27.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,125.77 NZ$ 1,576.50 NZ$      -25.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,326.71 NZ$ 2,513.00 NZ$      -41.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,434.27 NZ$ 2,563.50 NZ$      -25.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Auckland Edit Hamilton Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,505.32 NZ$ 745.54 NZ$      -50.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,358.76 NZ$ 673.54 NZ$      -50.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Auckland Edit Hamilton Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,651.08 NZ$ 4,397.11 NZ$      -22.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.04 6.80      -3.5 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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