Cost of Living Comparison Between Auckland and Nelson 

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Consumer Prices in Nelson are 7.5% lower than in Auckland (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Nelson are 20.0% lower than in Auckland
Rent Prices in Nelson are 46.6% lower than in Auckland
Restaurant Prices in Nelson are 5.1% lower than in Auckland
Groceries Prices in Nelson are 3.2% lower than in Auckland
Local Purchasing Power in Nelson is 14.8% higher than in Auckland
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Restaurants
Auckland Edit Nelson Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.50 NZ$ 25.00 NZ$      -2.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 NZ$ 125.00 NZ$      -3.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.00 NZ$ 15.00 NZ$      -6.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      -16.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      -16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.77 NZ$ 5.30 NZ$      -8.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.44 NZ$ 4.15 NZ$      -6.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.78 NZ$ 3.53 NZ$      -6.6 %
Markets
Auckland Edit Nelson Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.24 NZ$ 12.32 NZ$      +0.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.34 NZ$ 2.85 NZ$      -14.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.63 NZ$ 1.61 NZ$      -0.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.63 NZ$ 9.60 NZ$      -17.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.91 NZ$ 6.87 NZ$      -0.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.79 NZ$ 6.74 NZ$      -13.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.72 NZ$ 10.80 NZ$      +11.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.24 NZ$ 2.13 NZ$      -4.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.70 NZ$ 1.81 NZ$      +6.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 NZ$ 2.44 NZ$      +3.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.51 NZ$ 4.30 NZ$      -4.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.93 NZ$ 1.80 NZ$      -6.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.59 NZ$ 1.54 NZ$      -3.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.24 NZ$ 4.23 NZ$      -0.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 NZ$ 1.95 NZ$      +0.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 NZ$ 19.00 NZ$      +5.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.34 NZ$ 4.50 NZ$      -29.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.12 NZ$ 6.67 NZ$      -6.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 NZ$ 39.30 NZ$      -1.8 %
Transportation
Auckland Edit Nelson Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.20 NZ$ 4.00 NZ$      -4.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 215.00 NZ$ 50.00 NZ$      -76.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 NZ$ 3.75 NZ$      -6.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 NZ$ 4.83 NZ$      -25.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$ 100.00 NZ$      +66.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.08 NZ$ 10.31 NZ$      -7.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 48,990.00 NZ$ 30,500.00 NZ$      -37.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,891.18 NZ$ 28,000.00 NZ$      -22.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Auckland Edit Nelson Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 255.85 NZ$ 301.77 NZ$      +17.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 61.44 NZ$ 57.06 NZ$      -7.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.69 NZ$ 88.33 NZ$      +3.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Auckland Edit Nelson Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.80 NZ$ 82.67 NZ$      +29.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.52 NZ$ 35.00 NZ$      +18.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 23.00 NZ$ 18.00 NZ$      -21.7 %
Childcare
Auckland Edit Nelson Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,396.12 NZ$ 600.00 NZ$      -57.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,030.00 NZ$ 15,000.00 NZ$      -31.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Auckland Edit Nelson Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 134.46 NZ$ 103.33 NZ$      -23.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 82.92 NZ$ 89.26 NZ$      +7.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 175.22 NZ$ 172.00 NZ$      -1.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 220.00 NZ$ 171.67 NZ$      -22.0 %
Rent Per Month
Auckland Edit Nelson Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,215.91 NZ$ 1,416.67 NZ$      -36.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,094.18 NZ$ 1,083.33 NZ$      -48.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,206.13 NZ$ 2,083.33 NZ$      -50.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,341.82 NZ$ 1,750.00 NZ$      -47.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Auckland Edit Nelson Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,439.84 NZ$ 464.94 NZ$      -67.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,313.71 NZ$ 376.13 NZ$      -71.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Auckland Edit Nelson Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,733.08 NZ$ 5,265.00 NZ$      -8.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.92 6.80      -1.8 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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