Cost of Living Comparison Between Auckland and Wellington 

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Consumer Prices in Wellington are 0.2% higher than in Auckland (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Wellington are 4.6% higher than in Auckland
Rent Prices in Wellington are 13.9% higher than in Auckland
Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 5.5% lower than in Auckland
Groceries Prices in Wellington are 4.1% higher than in Auckland
Local Purchasing Power in Wellington is 24.6% lower than in Auckland
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Restaurants
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 NZ$ 21.00 NZ$      -16.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 NZ$ 120.00 NZ$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 NZ$ 15.00 NZ$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 NZ$ 11.00 NZ$      +10.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      -9.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.50 NZ$ 5.38 NZ$      -2.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.89 NZ$ 4.05 NZ$      +4.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.38 NZ$ 3.70 NZ$      +9.4 %
Markets
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.81 NZ$ 11.70 NZ$      -1.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.04 NZ$ 3.09 NZ$      +1.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.55 NZ$ 1.58 NZ$      +1.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.92 NZ$ 7.53 NZ$      -5.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.96 NZ$ 7.40 NZ$      +6.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.15 NZ$ 7.50 NZ$      +4.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.72 NZ$ 11.17 NZ$      +4.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.12 NZ$ 2.24 NZ$      +5.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.60 NZ$ 1.72 NZ$      +7.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.41 NZ$ 2.27 NZ$      -5.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.16 NZ$ 4.12 NZ$      -1.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.59 NZ$ 1.64 NZ$      +3.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.31 NZ$ 1.45 NZ$      +10.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.34 NZ$ 4.42 NZ$      +1.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 NZ$ 1.98 NZ$      +10.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 NZ$ 17.49 NZ$      -2.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.70 NZ$ 6.48 NZ$      +13.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.49 NZ$ 7.58 NZ$      +38.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 NZ$ 38.00 NZ$      +8.6 %
Transportation
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 NZ$ 4.00 NZ$      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 215.00 NZ$ 152.30 NZ$      -29.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 NZ$ 3.75 NZ$      -6.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.91 NZ$ 4.67 NZ$      -5.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$ 100.00 NZ$      +66.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.22 NZ$ 11.02 NZ$      -1.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,740.00 NZ$ 40,000.00 NZ$      +0.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,998.10 NZ$ 33,796.67 NZ$      -0.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 237.03 NZ$ 270.63 NZ$      +14.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.43 NZ$ 0.50 NZ$      +18.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.90 NZ$ 90.39 NZ$      +5.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.42 NZ$ 65.99 NZ$      -13.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.60 NZ$ 25.75 NZ$      -3.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 21.00 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      -4.8 %
Childcare
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,254.83 NZ$ 1,275.83 NZ$      +1.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,571.43 NZ$ 20,681.25 NZ$      +0.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 118.20 NZ$ 125.37 NZ$      +6.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 75.06 NZ$ 75.18 NZ$      +0.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 158.46 NZ$ 172.54 NZ$      +8.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 197.91 NZ$ 202.74 NZ$      +2.4 %
Rent Per Month
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,132.76 NZ$ 2,518.12 NZ$      +18.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,871.17 NZ$ 2,261.47 NZ$      +20.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,851.22 NZ$ 4,222.39 NZ$      +9.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,093.22 NZ$ 3,465.81 NZ$      +12.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,247.94 NZ$ 1,104.89 NZ$      -11.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 967.30 NZ$ 1,011.99 NZ$      +4.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,435.62 NZ$ 4,289.86 NZ$      -21.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.80 4.97      +3.5 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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