Cost of Living Comparison Between Hamilton and Auckland 

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Consumer Prices in Auckland are 5.00% higher than in Hamilton (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Auckland are 16.14% higher than in Hamilton
Rent Prices in Auckland are 49.35% higher than in Hamilton
Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 5.49% lower than in Hamilton
Groceries Prices in Auckland are 4.90% higher than in Hamilton
Local Purchasing Power in Auckland is 7.72% higher than in Hamilton
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Restaurants
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 NZ$ 18.00 NZ$      -5.26 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 105.12 NZ$ 90.00 NZ$      -14.39 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 NZ$ 12.20 NZ$      +1.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      +11.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      +11.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.94 NZ$ 4.95 NZ$      +0.33 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 NZ$ 3.52 NZ$      +24.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.30 NZ$ 3.54 NZ$      +7.34 %
Markets
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.81 NZ$ 10.53 NZ$      +19.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.90 NZ$ 2.75 NZ$      +45.04 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.22 NZ$ 1.34 NZ$      +10.10 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.81 NZ$ 6.20 NZ$      +28.83 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.99 NZ$ 5.22 NZ$      +4.72 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.45 NZ$ 6.76 NZ$      +4.81 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.86 NZ$ 9.44 NZ$      -4.34 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.65 NZ$ 1.82 NZ$      +10.42 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.36 NZ$ 1.39 NZ$      +2.21 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.54 NZ$ 1.88 NZ$      +22.03 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.55 NZ$ 2.60 NZ$      -26.74 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.30 NZ$ 1.45 NZ$      +10.88 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.03 NZ$ 1.27 NZ$      +22.80 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.55 NZ$ 2.97 NZ$      +16.49 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 NZ$ 2.02 NZ$      +77.76 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 NZ$ 15.00 NZ$      -11.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.43 NZ$ 5.36 NZ$      +56.36 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.17 NZ$ 5.36 NZ$      +3.66 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 NZ$ 34.50 NZ$      -1.43 %
Transportation
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.70 NZ$ 3.76 NZ$      +39.44 %
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$ 4.26 NZ$      -11.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$ 60.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.68 NZ$ 8.15 NZ$      +6.19 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 NZ$ 35,490.00 NZ$      +1.40 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,622.50 NZ$ 31,573.46 NZ$      +6.59 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 218.52 NZ$ 199.06 NZ$      -8.90 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 NZ$ 0.36 NZ$      -15.19 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 88.00 NZ$ 79.17 NZ$      -10.03 %
Sports And Leisure
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.45 NZ$ 73.72 NZ$      +14.38 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.00 NZ$ 18.05 NZ$      -27.79 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 NZ$ 19.50 NZ$      +8.33 %
Childcare
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,526.67 NZ$ 1,263.39 NZ$      -17.25 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,000.00 NZ$ 21,000.00 NZ$      +50.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 98.75 NZ$ 113.18 NZ$      +14.61 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.14 NZ$ 65.03 NZ$      +37.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 145.00 NZ$ 158.37 NZ$      +9.22 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 167.00 NZ$ 201.16 NZ$      +20.46 %
Rent Per Month
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,232.22 NZ$ 1,868.87 NZ$      +51.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,078.75 NZ$ 1,629.00 NZ$      +51.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,110.00 NZ$ 3,356.78 NZ$      +59.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,964.00 NZ$ 2,681.45 NZ$      +36.53 %
Buy Apartment Price
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 303.48 NZ$ 1,030.20 NZ$      +239.46 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 328.64 NZ$ 840.19 NZ$      +155.66 %
Salaries And Financing
Hamilton Edit Auckland Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,600.00 NZ$ 4,503.66 NZ$      +25.10 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.96 3.75      -24.47 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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