Cost of Living Comparison Between Christchurch and Auckland 

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Consumer Prices in Auckland are 4.43% higher than in Christchurch (without rent)
Rent Prices in Auckland are 31.68% higher than in Christchurch
Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 8.16% lower than in Christchurch
Groceries Prices in Auckland are 5.75% higher than in Christchurch
Local Purchasing Power in Auckland is 5.26% higher than in Christchurch
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Restaurants
Christchurch[ Edit ] Auckland[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 NZ$ 18.00 NZ$      -10.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 105.00 NZ$ 90.00 NZ$      -14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 NZ$ 12.00 NZ$      -7.69 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.73 NZ$ 4.91 NZ$      +3.84 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 NZ$ 3.56 NZ$      +19.17 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.70 NZ$ 3.56 NZ$      +31.76 %
Markets
Christchurch[ Edit ] Auckland[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.15 NZ$ 10.50 NZ$      +3.51 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.21 NZ$ 2.80 NZ$      +26.73 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.59 NZ$ 1.36 NZ$      -14.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.55 NZ$ 5.95 NZ$      +7.22 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.88 NZ$ 5.26 NZ$      +7.73 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.07 NZ$ 6.81 NZ$      +12.19 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.90 NZ$ 9.05 NZ$      +1.63 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.89 NZ$ 1.84 NZ$      -2.30 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.62 NZ$ 1.38 NZ$      -14.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.94 NZ$ 1.85 NZ$      -4.66 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.79 NZ$ 2.72 NZ$      -2.47 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 NZ$ 1.49 NZ$      +5.31 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 NZ$ 1.29 NZ$      +4.65 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.19 NZ$ 3.05 NZ$      -4.16 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 NZ$ 2.02 NZ$      +13.17 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$ 15.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.64 NZ$ 5.55 NZ$      +52.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.38 NZ$ 5.45 NZ$      +24.60 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 30.00 NZ$ 34.00 NZ$      +13.33 %
Transportation
Christchurch[ Edit ] Auckland[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.40 NZ$ 3.76 NZ$      +10.74 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 111.96 NZ$ 215.00 NZ$      +92.04 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 NZ$ 3.50 NZ$      +16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.15 NZ$ 4.26 NZ$      -17.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 78.00 NZ$ 60.00 NZ$      -23.08 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.16 NZ$ 8.21 NZ$      +0.60 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,000.00 NZ$ 35,490.00 NZ$      -11.28 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,998.57 NZ$ 31,068.21 NZ$      +0.22 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Christchurch[ Edit ] Auckland[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.15 NZ$ 190.00 NZ$      +4.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 NZ$ 0.40 NZ$      +1.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.90 NZ$ 80.74 NZ$      -1.41 %
Sports And Leisure
Christchurch[ Edit ] Auckland[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.58 NZ$ 72.03 NZ$      +9.84 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.71 NZ$ 18.24 NZ$      +16.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.90 NZ$ 19.00 NZ$      +19.50 %
Childcare
Christchurch[ Edit ] Auckland[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,126.00 NZ$ 1,278.14 NZ$      +13.51 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,250.00 NZ$ 20,222.22 NZ$      +79.75 %
Clothing And Shoes
Christchurch[ Edit ] Auckland[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 120.68 NZ$ 108.69 NZ$      -9.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 68.08 NZ$ 63.14 NZ$      -7.26 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 145.80 NZ$ 154.83 NZ$      +6.20 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 177.38 NZ$ 192.38 NZ$      +8.46 %
Rent Per Month
Christchurch[ Edit ] Auckland[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,490.00 NZ$ 1,868.87 NZ$      +25.43 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,153.75 NZ$ 1,629.00 NZ$      +41.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,635.00 NZ$ 3,379.75 NZ$      +28.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,977.78 NZ$ 2,677.50 NZ$      +35.38 %
Buy Apartment Price
Christchurch[ Edit ] Auckland[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 510.96 NZ$ 1,030.20 NZ$      +101.62 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 294.19 NZ$ 830.39 NZ$      +182.26 %
Salaries And Financing
Christchurch[ Edit ] Auckland[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,890.67 NZ$ 4,584.11 NZ$      +17.82 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.51 3.80      -15.71 %
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