Cost of Living Comparison Between Auckland and Melbourne 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Melbourne are 0.1% lower than in Auckland (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Melbourne are 4.3% higher than in Auckland
Rent Prices in Melbourne are 13.8% higher than in Auckland
Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 2.3% higher than in Auckland
Groceries Prices in Melbourne are 3.5% lower than in Auckland
Local Purchasing Power in Melbourne is 11.4% higher than in Auckland
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Restaurants
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.50 NZ$
(23.36 A$)
27.29 NZ$
(25.00 A$)
     +7.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 NZ$
(119.08 A$)
131.00 NZ$
(120.00 A$)
     +0.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.00 NZ$
(14.66 A$)
16.38 NZ$
(15.00 A$)
     +2.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 NZ$
(10.99 A$)
12.01 NZ$
(11.00 A$)
     +0.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 NZ$
(10.99 A$)
10.92 NZ$
(10.00 A$)
     -9.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.77 NZ$
(5.28 A$)
5.67 NZ$
(5.19 A$)
     -1.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.44 NZ$
(4.06 A$)
4.29 NZ$
(3.93 A$)
     -3.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.78 NZ$
(3.46 A$)
3.95 NZ$
(3.61 A$)
     +4.4 %
Markets
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.24 NZ$
(11.21 A$)
9.10 NZ$
(8.33 A$)
     -25.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.34 NZ$
(3.06 A$)
3.95 NZ$
(3.61 A$)
     +18.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.63 NZ$
(1.49 A$)
1.67 NZ$
(1.53 A$)
     +2.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.63 NZ$
(10.66 A$)
6.30 NZ$
(5.77 A$)
     -45.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.91 NZ$
(6.33 A$)
7.35 NZ$
(6.74 A$)
     +6.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.79 NZ$
(7.13 A$)
6.51 NZ$
(5.96 A$)
     -16.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.72 NZ$
(8.91 A$)
9.44 NZ$
(8.64 A$)
     -3.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.24 NZ$
(2.05 A$)
2.27 NZ$
(2.08 A$)
     +1.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.70 NZ$
(1.56 A$)
1.90 NZ$
(1.74 A$)
     +11.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 NZ$
(2.17 A$)
1.96 NZ$
(1.80 A$)
     -17.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.51 NZ$
(4.13 A$)
2.67 NZ$
(2.45 A$)
     -40.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.93 NZ$
(1.76 A$)
1.66 NZ$
(1.52 A$)
     -14.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.59 NZ$
(1.46 A$)
1.62 NZ$
(1.48 A$)
     +1.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.24 NZ$
(3.88 A$)
3.54 NZ$
(3.24 A$)
     -16.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 NZ$
(1.79 A$)
2.22 NZ$
(2.03 A$)
     +13.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 NZ$
(16.49 A$)
19.10 NZ$
(17.50 A$)
     +6.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.34 NZ$
(5.81 A$)
8.04 NZ$
(7.36 A$)
     +26.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.12 NZ$
(6.52 A$)
9.47 NZ$
(8.67 A$)
     +33.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 NZ$
(36.64 A$)
49.13 NZ$
(45.00 A$)
     +22.8 %
Transportation
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.20 NZ$
(3.85 A$)
5.79 NZ$
(5.30 A$)
     +37.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 215.00 NZ$
(196.94 A$)
211.79 NZ$
(194.00 A$)
     -1.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 NZ$
(3.66 A$)
7.10 NZ$
(6.50 A$)
     +77.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 NZ$
(5.90 A$)
5.27 NZ$
(4.83 A$)
     -18.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$
(54.96 A$)
70.96 NZ$
(65.00 A$)
     +18.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.08 NZ$
(10.15 A$)
7.99 NZ$
(7.32 A$)
     -27.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 48,990.00 NZ$
(44,874.75 A$)
44,332.51 NZ$
(40,608.50 A$)
     -9.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,891.18 NZ$
(32,876.25 A$)
35,705.70 NZ$
(32,706.35 A$)
     -0.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 255.85 NZ$
(234.36 A$)
317.79 NZ$
(291.09 A$)
     +24.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 61.44 NZ$
(56.28 A$)
47.04 NZ$
(43.09 A$)
     -23.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.69 NZ$
(78.49 A$)
88.63 NZ$
(81.18 A$)
     +3.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.80 NZ$
(58.44 A$)
98.18 NZ$
(89.93 A$)
     +53.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.52 NZ$
(27.04 A$)
28.34 NZ$
(25.96 A$)
     -4.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 23.00 NZ$
(21.07 A$)
24.02 NZ$
(22.00 A$)
     +4.4 %
Childcare
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,396.12 NZ$
(1,278.84 A$)
2,685.65 NZ$
(2,460.05 A$)
     +92.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,030.00 NZ$
(20,179.44 A$)
32,314.48 NZ$
(29,600.00 A$)
     +46.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 134.46 NZ$
(123.17 A$)
145.01 NZ$
(132.83 A$)
     +7.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 82.92 NZ$
(75.95 A$)
96.31 NZ$
(88.22 A$)
     +16.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 175.22 NZ$
(160.50 A$)
182.19 NZ$
(166.89 A$)
     +4.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 220.00 NZ$
(201.52 A$)
213.57 NZ$
(195.63 A$)
     -2.9 %
Rent Per Month
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,215.91 NZ$
(2,029.77 A$)
2,764.30 NZ$
(2,532.09 A$)
     +24.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,094.18 NZ$
(1,918.27 A$)
2,211.52 NZ$
(2,025.75 A$)
     +5.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,206.13 NZ$
(3,852.81 A$)
5,242.10 NZ$
(4,801.75 A$)
     +24.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,341.82 NZ$
(3,061.10 A$)
3,276.63 NZ$
(3,001.38 A$)
     -2.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,439.84 NZ$
(1,318.89 A$)
1,344.07 NZ$
(1,231.16 A$)
     -6.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,313.71 NZ$
(1,203.35 A$)
1,145.45 NZ$
(1,049.23 A$)
     -12.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Auckland Edit Melbourne Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,733.08 NZ$
(5,251.49 A$)
6,663.27 NZ$
(6,103.54 A$)
     +16.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.92 6.59      -4.8 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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