Cost of Living Comparison Between Hamilton and Auckland 

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Consumer Prices in Auckland are 7.70% higher than in Hamilton (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Auckland are 17.56% higher than in Hamilton
Rent Prices in Auckland are 45.52% higher than in Hamilton
Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 9.63% higher than in Hamilton
Groceries Prices in Auckland are 4.36% higher than in Hamilton
Local Purchasing Power in Auckland is 25.97% lower than in Hamilton
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Restaurants
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      +11.11 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 105.12 NZ$ 120.00 NZ$      +14.15 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 NZ$ 13.00 NZ$      +8.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 NZ$ 11.00 NZ$      +22.22 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      +11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.97 NZ$ 4.94 NZ$      -0.68 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.79 NZ$ 3.37 NZ$      +20.90 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.42 NZ$ 3.04 NZ$      -10.91 %
Markets
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.98 NZ$ 10.45 NZ$      +16.45 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.83 NZ$ 2.83 NZ$      +54.60 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.22 NZ$ 1.35 NZ$      +10.48 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.81 NZ$ 6.15 NZ$      +27.88 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.99 NZ$ 5.02 NZ$      +0.64 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.45 NZ$ 6.42 NZ$      -0.47 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.86 NZ$ 9.91 NZ$      +0.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.65 NZ$ 1.80 NZ$      +9.21 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.36 NZ$ 1.34 NZ$      -1.40 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.54 NZ$ 1.86 NZ$      +20.71 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.06 NZ$ 1.85 NZ$      -10.35 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.27 NZ$ 1.35 NZ$      +6.43 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.92 NZ$ 1.17 NZ$      +27.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.55 NZ$ 3.01 NZ$      +18.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 NZ$ 1.78 NZ$      +56.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 NZ$ 15.00 NZ$      -11.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.90 NZ$ 4.78 NZ$      +22.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.17 NZ$ 4.77 NZ$      -7.72 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 NZ$ 35.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Transportation
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 NZ$ 3.78 NZ$      +57.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 104.35 NZ$ 215.00 NZ$      +106.04 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 NZ$ 3.50 NZ$      +16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 NZ$ 4.18 NZ$      -13.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$ 60.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.70 NZ$ 7.92 NZ$      +2.80 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 NZ$ 36,490.00 NZ$      +4.26 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,622.50 NZ$ 31,584.35 NZ$      +6.62 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 218.52 NZ$ 204.47 NZ$      -6.43 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 NZ$ 0.36 NZ$      -15.88 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 88.00 NZ$ 78.10 NZ$      -11.25 %
Sports And Leisure
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.45 NZ$ 78.11 NZ$      +21.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.00 NZ$ 20.19 NZ$      -19.25 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      +11.11 %
Childcare
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,526.67 NZ$ 1,188.64 NZ$      -22.14 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,000.00 NZ$ 18,375.00 NZ$      +31.25 %
Clothing And Shoes
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.87 NZ$ 115.91 NZ$      +8.45 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.14 NZ$ 64.89 NZ$      +37.64 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 151.43 NZ$ 150.77 NZ$      -0.44 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 167.00 NZ$ 200.85 NZ$      +20.27 %
Rent Per Month
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,355.00 NZ$ 1,902.59 NZ$      +40.41 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,075.71 NZ$ 1,688.00 NZ$      +56.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,160.00 NZ$ 3,414.29 NZ$      +58.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,999.50 NZ$ 2,738.60 NZ$      +36.96 %
Buy Apartment Price
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 303.48 NZ$ 1,121.66 NZ$      +269.60 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 328.64 NZ$ 870.93 NZ$      +165.01 %
Salaries And Financing
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,377.78 NZ$ 4,680.22 NZ$      -12.97 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.96 3.52      -29.17 %
Last update: April 2021May 2021
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