Cost of Living Comparison Between Auckland and Wellington 

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Consumer Prices in Wellington are 10.60% lower than in Auckland (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Wellington are 7.86% lower than in Auckland
Rent Prices in Wellington are 2.02% lower than in Auckland
Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 14.77% lower than in Auckland
Groceries Prices in Wellington are 9.81% lower than in Auckland
Local Purchasing Power in Wellington is 23.97% higher than in Auckland
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Restaurants
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 NZ$ 18.00 NZ$      -10.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 NZ$ 90.00 NZ$      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 NZ$ 12.00 NZ$      -7.69 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 NZ$ 9.00 NZ$      -10.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.03 NZ$ 4.72 NZ$      -6.02 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.45 NZ$ 3.50 NZ$      +1.64 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.26 NZ$ 3.19 NZ$      -2.13 %
Markets
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.69 NZ$ 9.98 NZ$      -6.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.92 NZ$ 2.52 NZ$      -13.52 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.37 NZ$ 1.53 NZ$      +11.71 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.13 NZ$ 6.27 NZ$      +2.18 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.32 NZ$ 5.11 NZ$      -4.01 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.67 NZ$ 5.92 NZ$      -11.30 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.97 NZ$ 8.47 NZ$      -15.11 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.83 NZ$ 1.50 NZ$      -17.78 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.36 NZ$ 1.28 NZ$      -5.62 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 NZ$ 1.65 NZ$      -11.92 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.53 NZ$ 2.15 NZ$      -15.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 NZ$ 1.26 NZ$      -9.99 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.22 NZ$ 0.96 NZ$      -21.53 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00 NZ$ 2.33 NZ$      -22.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 NZ$ 1.41 NZ$      -25.92 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$ 15.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.18 NZ$ 5.01 NZ$      -3.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.02 NZ$ 7.74 NZ$      +54.11 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 34.50 NZ$ 31.00 NZ$      -10.14 %
Transportation
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.69 NZ$ 5.00 NZ$      +35.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 215.00 NZ$ 150.00 NZ$      -30.23 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 NZ$ 3.75 NZ$      +7.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.26 NZ$ 4.67 NZ$      +9.43 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$ 66.00 NZ$      +10.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.83 NZ$ 8.23 NZ$      +5.01 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,000.00 NZ$ 34,995.00 NZ$      -2.79 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,520.00 NZ$ 30,512.86 NZ$      -3.20 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 203.32 NZ$ 159.32 NZ$      -21.64 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.32 NZ$ 0.39 NZ$      +21.65 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.85 NZ$ 82.64 NZ$      +8.95 %
Sports And Leisure
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.46 NZ$ 52.48 NZ$      -33.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.00 NZ$ 20.11 NZ$      +5.85 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 NZ$ 17.00 NZ$      -15.00 %
Childcare
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,274.18 NZ$ 1,114.00 NZ$      -12.57 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,375.00 NZ$ 15,500.00 NZ$      -23.93 %
Clothing And Shoes
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 117.37 NZ$ 111.90 NZ$      -4.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 64.72 NZ$ 58.44 NZ$      -9.71 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 146.88 NZ$ 138.64 NZ$      -5.62 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 204.45 NZ$ 181.43 NZ$      -11.26 %
Rent Per Month
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,891.67 NZ$ 2,009.52 NZ$      +6.23 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,639.66 NZ$ 1,550.00 NZ$      -5.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,396.00 NZ$ 3,315.38 NZ$      -2.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,713.28 NZ$ 2,571.43 NZ$      -5.23 %
Buy Apartment Price
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,088.46 NZ$ 676.63 NZ$      -37.84 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 864.64 NZ$ 458.69 NZ$      -46.95 %
Salaries And Financing
Auckland Edit Wellington Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,588.74 NZ$ 5,241.51 NZ$      +14.23 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.63 4.74      +30.57 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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