Cost of Living Comparison Between Hamilton and Auckland 

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Consumer Prices in Auckland are 9.4% higher than in Hamilton (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Auckland are 18.4% higher than in Hamilton
Rent Prices in Auckland are 43.5% higher than in Hamilton
Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 2.0% higher than in Hamilton
Groceries Prices in Auckland are 5.4% higher than in Hamilton
Local Purchasing Power in Auckland is 11.9% higher than in Hamilton
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Restaurants
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 NZ$ 25.00 NZ$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 NZ$ 130.00 NZ$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 NZ$ 16.00 NZ$      +14.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 NZ$ 12.00 NZ$      +33.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 NZ$ 12.00 NZ$      +20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 6.64 NZ$ 5.72 NZ$      -13.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.70 NZ$ 4.39 NZ$      +18.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.42 NZ$ 3.78 NZ$      -14.5 %
Markets
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.30 NZ$ 12.25 NZ$      -0.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.51 NZ$ 3.30 NZ$      +31.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.53 NZ$ 1.61 NZ$      +5.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.94 NZ$ 11.71 NZ$      +17.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.51 NZ$ 6.91 NZ$      +25.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.29 NZ$ 7.85 NZ$      +24.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.39 NZ$ 9.60 NZ$      +14.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.28 NZ$ 2.24 NZ$      -1.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.42 NZ$ 1.71 NZ$      -29.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.52 NZ$ 2.38 NZ$      -5.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 5.29 NZ$ 4.54 NZ$      -14.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.75 NZ$ 1.95 NZ$      +11.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.84 NZ$ 1.61 NZ$      -12.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.48 NZ$ 4.27 NZ$      -4.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.86 NZ$ 1.95 NZ$      +5.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 NZ$ 18.00 NZ$      -10.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.00 NZ$ 6.34 NZ$      +26.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.79 NZ$ 7.22 NZ$      +24.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 38.00 NZ$ 40.00 NZ$      +5.3 %
Transportation
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.20 NZ$ 4.20 NZ$      +90.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 78.26 NZ$ 215.00 NZ$      +174.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 NZ$ 4.00 NZ$      -42.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 NZ$ 6.44 NZ$      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 70.00 NZ$ 60.00 NZ$      -14.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.50 NZ$ 11.10 NZ$      +5.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,000.00 NZ$ 48,990.00 NZ$      +22.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,517.50 NZ$ 35,891.18 NZ$      -1.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 189.78 NZ$ 247.29 NZ$      +30.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.00 NZ$ 62.83 NZ$      -3.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 93.56 NZ$ 86.22 NZ$      -7.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.86 NZ$ 62.64 NZ$      +10.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.67 NZ$ 28.33 NZ$      +2.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 NZ$ 23.00 NZ$      +15.0 %
Childcare
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,400.00 NZ$ 1,396.12 NZ$      -0.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,666.67 NZ$ 22,030.00 NZ$      -14.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 111.67 NZ$ 131.38 NZ$      +17.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 63.75 NZ$ 82.12 NZ$      +28.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 187.14 NZ$ 175.20 NZ$      -6.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150.00 NZ$ 217.69 NZ$      +45.1 %
Rent Per Month
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,611.50 NZ$ 2,215.91 NZ$      +37.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,576.50 NZ$ 2,094.18 NZ$      +32.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,513.00 NZ$ 4,206.13 NZ$      +67.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,563.50 NZ$ 3,341.77 NZ$      +30.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 745.54 NZ$ 1,439.84 NZ$      +93.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 673.54 NZ$ 1,313.71 NZ$      +95.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,397.11 NZ$ 5,829.17 NZ$      +32.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.80 6.92      +1.8 %
Last update: February 2024April 2024
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