Cost of Living Comparison Between Christchurch and Auckland 

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Consumer Prices in Auckland are 5.74% higher than in Christchurch (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Auckland are 14.02% higher than in Christchurch
Rent Prices in Auckland are 36.41% higher than in Christchurch
Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 4.85% lower than in Christchurch
Groceries Prices in Auckland are 6.88% higher than in Christchurch
Local Purchasing Power in Auckland is 3.14% lower than in Christchurch
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Restaurants
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 NZ$ 19.45 NZ$      -2.77 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 105.00 NZ$ 92.50 NZ$      -11.90 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 NZ$ 12.40 NZ$      -4.62 %
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) 4.79 NZ$ 4.95 NZ$      +3.40 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 NZ$ 3.53 NZ$      +18.08 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 NZ$ 3.45 NZ$      +19.43 %
Markets
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.88 NZ$ 10.61 NZ$      +7.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.15 NZ$ 2.75 NZ$      +27.75 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.59 NZ$ 1.32 NZ$      -16.88 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.68 NZ$ 6.08 NZ$      +7.06 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.83 NZ$ 5.28 NZ$      +9.17 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.96 NZ$ 6.68 NZ$      +12.03 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.28 NZ$ 9.50 NZ$      +14.76 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 NZ$ 1.86 NZ$      +0.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.56 NZ$ 1.40 NZ$      -10.42 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.07 NZ$ 1.89 NZ$      -8.44 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.55 NZ$ 2.58 NZ$      +1.16 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.47 NZ$ 1.43 NZ$      -2.57 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 NZ$ 1.27 NZ$      -0.63 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00 NZ$ 2.93 NZ$      -2.23 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.62 NZ$ 1.98 NZ$      +21.80 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$ 15.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.57 NZ$ 5.27 NZ$      +47.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.43 NZ$ 5.07 NZ$      +14.39 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 31.00 NZ$ 34.00 NZ$      +9.68 %
Transportation
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.60 NZ$ 3.75 NZ$      +4.17 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 111.96 NZ$ 215.00 NZ$      +92.04 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 NZ$ 3.50 NZ$      +16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.99 NZ$ 4.26 NZ$      -14.52 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 78.00 NZ$ 60.00 NZ$      -23.08 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.04 NZ$ 8.07 NZ$      +0.39 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,750.00 NZ$ 35,490.00 NZ$      -10.72 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,310.00 NZ$ 31,573.46 NZ$      +0.84 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 191.97 NZ$ 204.60 NZ$      +6.58 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 NZ$ 0.35 NZ$      -10.16 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.81 NZ$ 79.50 NZ$      -2.82 %
Sports And Leisure
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62.44 NZ$ 74.97 NZ$      +20.05 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.71 NZ$ 18.05 NZ$      +14.88 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      +25.00 %
Childcare
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,126.00 NZ$ 1,263.39 NZ$      +12.20 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,600.00 NZ$ 21,000.00 NZ$      +81.03 %
Clothing And Shoes
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 122.72 NZ$ 114.58 NZ$      -6.64 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 67.69 NZ$ 63.53 NZ$      -6.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 150.21 NZ$ 157.55 NZ$      +4.88 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 186.25 NZ$ 200.35 NZ$      +7.57 %
Rent Per Month
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,457.78 NZ$ 1,884.22 NZ$      +29.25 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,143.75 NZ$ 1,640.97 NZ$      +43.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,453.33 NZ$ 3,379.75 NZ$      +37.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,980.00 NZ$ 2,691.41 NZ$      +35.93 %
Buy Apartment Price
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 509.80 NZ$ 1,044.43 NZ$      +104.87 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 294.19 NZ$ 840.19 NZ$      +185.59 %
Salaries And Financing
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,006.67 NZ$ 4,425.05 NZ$      +10.44 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.29 3.75      -12.58 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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