Cost of Living Comparison Between Christchurch and Auckland 

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Consumer Prices in Auckland are 9.39% higher than in Christchurch (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Auckland are 16.15% higher than in Christchurch
Rent Prices in Auckland are 33.86% higher than in Christchurch
Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 7.21% higher than in Christchurch
Groceries Prices in Auckland are 8.55% higher than in Christchurch
Local Purchasing Power in Auckland is 2.94% lower than in Christchurch
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Restaurants
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 105.00 NZ$ 120.00 NZ$      +14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 NZ$ 13.00 NZ$      0.00 %
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) 4.78 NZ$ 5.03 NZ$      +5.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 NZ$ 3.53 NZ$      +18.37 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 NZ$ 3.48 NZ$      +20.66 %
Markets
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.88 NZ$ 10.76 NZ$      +8.95 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.15 NZ$ 2.89 NZ$      +34.50 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.59 NZ$ 1.36 NZ$      -14.69 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.68 NZ$ 6.12 NZ$      +7.62 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.83 NZ$ 5.31 NZ$      +9.80 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.96 NZ$ 6.69 NZ$      +12.24 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.28 NZ$ 9.81 NZ$      +18.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 NZ$ 1.84 NZ$      -0.45 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.56 NZ$ 1.37 NZ$      -12.43 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.07 NZ$ 1.87 NZ$      -9.44 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.55 NZ$ 2.53 NZ$      -0.44 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.47 NZ$ 1.42 NZ$      -3.73 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 NZ$ 1.23 NZ$      -3.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00 NZ$ 2.96 NZ$      -1.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.62 NZ$ 1.98 NZ$      +21.89 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$ 15.00 NZ$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.57 NZ$ 5.26 NZ$      +47.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.43 NZ$ 5.22 NZ$      +17.86 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 31.00 NZ$ 34.50 NZ$      +11.29 %
Transportation
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.40 NZ$ 3.60 NZ$      +5.88 %
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) 4.99 NZ$ 4.26 NZ$      -14.52 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 78.00 NZ$ 60.00 NZ$      -23.08 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.99 NZ$ 7.99 NZ$      +0.03 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,750.00 NZ$ 36,000.00 NZ$      -9.43 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,310.00 NZ$ 31,496.67 NZ$      +0.60 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192.97 NZ$ 203.32 NZ$      +5.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 NZ$ 0.34 NZ$      -14.16 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.00 NZ$ 78.10 NZ$      -5.90 %
Sports And Leisure
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.67 NZ$ 76.80 NZ$      +20.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.71 NZ$ 19.06 NZ$      +21.26 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.45 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      +29.45 %
Childcare
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,126.00 NZ$ 1,267.12 NZ$      +12.53 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,600.00 NZ$ 20,375.00 NZ$      +75.65 %
Clothing And Shoes
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 123.47 NZ$ 117.27 NZ$      -5.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 65.00 NZ$ 64.41 NZ$      -0.91 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 145.00 NZ$ 151.30 NZ$      +4.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 178.33 NZ$ 204.45 NZ$      +14.64 %
Rent Per Month
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,465.00 NZ$ 1,881.62 NZ$      +28.44 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,143.75 NZ$ 1,665.00 NZ$      +45.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,662.50 NZ$ 3,374.35 NZ$      +26.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,977.78 NZ$ 2,718.38 NZ$      +37.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 509.80 NZ$ 1,040.52 NZ$      +104.10 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 294.19 NZ$ 852.03 NZ$      +189.62 %
Salaries And Financing
Christchurch Edit Auckland Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,074.07 NZ$ 4,592.80 NZ$      +12.73 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.20 3.71      -11.57 %
Last update: January 2021February 2021
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