Cost of Living Comparison Between Auckland and Wellington 

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Consumer Prices in Wellington are 0.5% lower than in Auckland (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Wellington are 0.9% higher than in Auckland
Rent Prices in Wellington are 4.0% higher than in Auckland
Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 3.1% lower than in Auckland
Groceries Prices in Wellington are 0.0% lower than in Auckland
Local Purchasing Power in Wellington is 25.8% lower than in Auckland
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Restaurants
Auckland Edit Wellington 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$ 140.00 NZ$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 18.00 NZ$ 15.00 NZ$      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 NZ$ 12.00 NZ$      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 NZ$ 11.00 NZ$      -8.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.81 NZ$ 5.52 NZ$      -4.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.43 NZ$ 4.15 NZ$      -6.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.81 NZ$ 3.55 NZ$      -6.6 %
Markets
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.63 NZ$ 12.07 NZ$      -4.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.38 NZ$ 3.06 NZ$      -9.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.61 NZ$ 1.62 NZ$      +0.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.72 NZ$ 11.49 NZ$      -2.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.91 NZ$ 6.93 NZ$      +0.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.75 NZ$ 8.68 NZ$      +12.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.97 NZ$ 10.89 NZ$      +9.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.23 NZ$ 2.39 NZ$      +7.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.75 NZ$ 1.89 NZ$      +8.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.45 NZ$ 2.41 NZ$      -1.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.66 NZ$ 4.30 NZ$      -7.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.96 NZ$ 1.82 NZ$      -7.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.64 NZ$ 1.53 NZ$      -6.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.41 NZ$ 4.31 NZ$      -2.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.16 NZ$ 1.92 NZ$      -10.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 NZ$ 19.00 NZ$      +5.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.46 NZ$ 6.34 NZ$      -1.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.83 NZ$ 7.34 NZ$      +7.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 NZ$ 38.00 NZ$      -5.0 %
Transportation
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.10 NZ$ 4.00 NZ$      -2.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 215.00 NZ$ 182.45 NZ$      -15.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 NZ$ 3.85 NZ$      -3.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 NZ$ 4.83 NZ$      -25.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$ 100.00 NZ$      +66.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.03 NZ$ 10.79 NZ$      -2.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 46,000.00 NZ$ 49,490.00 NZ$      +7.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,307.14 NZ$ 39,180.00 NZ$      +11.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 259.13 NZ$ 297.89 NZ$      +15.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 63.41 NZ$ 59.12 NZ$      -6.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 88.25 NZ$ 93.93 NZ$      +6.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.40 NZ$ 64.25 NZ$      -3.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.38 NZ$ 35.21 NZ$      +19.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 23.00 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      -13.0 %
Childcare
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,404.51 NZ$ 1,266.67 NZ$      -9.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,104.62 NZ$ 21,681.25 NZ$      +2.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 136.20 NZ$ 131.17 NZ$      -3.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 79.19 NZ$ 83.86 NZ$      +5.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 183.79 NZ$ 207.39 NZ$      +12.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 216.92 NZ$ 210.47 NZ$      -3.0 %
Rent Per Month
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,230.23 NZ$ 2,482.77 NZ$      +11.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,127.23 NZ$ 2,253.61 NZ$      +5.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,326.71 NZ$ 4,220.89 NZ$      -2.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,436.29 NZ$ 3,651.28 NZ$      +6.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,505.32 NZ$ 1,215.21 NZ$      -19.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,358.76 NZ$ 1,071.78 NZ$      -21.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,651.08 NZ$ 4,230.35 NZ$      -25.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.04 6.99      -0.7 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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