Cost of Living Comparison Between Wellington and Hamilton 

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Consumer Prices in Hamilton are 10.0% lower than in Wellington (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Hamilton are 18.1% lower than in Wellington
Rent Prices in Hamilton are 34.5% lower than in Wellington
Restaurant Prices in Hamilton are 3.5% lower than in Wellington
Groceries Prices in Hamilton are 6.3% lower than in Wellington
Local Purchasing Power in Hamilton is 29.0% higher than in Wellington
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Restaurants
Wellington Edit Hamilton Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 NZ$ 25.00 NZ$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 140.00 NZ$ 130.00 NZ$      -7.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 NZ$ 14.00 NZ$      -6.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 NZ$ 9.00 NZ$      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.00 NZ$ 10.00 NZ$      -9.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.55 NZ$ 6.64 NZ$      +19.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.15 NZ$ 3.68 NZ$      -11.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.55 NZ$ 4.39 NZ$      +23.6 %
Markets
Wellington Edit Hamilton Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.26 NZ$ 12.30 NZ$      +0.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.09 NZ$ 2.46 NZ$      -20.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.64 NZ$ 1.53 NZ$      -7.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.49 NZ$ 9.94 NZ$      -13.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.93 NZ$ 5.66 NZ$      -18.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8.68 NZ$ 6.29 NZ$      -27.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.81 NZ$ 8.39 NZ$      -22.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.42 NZ$ 2.28 NZ$      -5.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.89 NZ$ 2.42 NZ$      +27.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.41 NZ$ 2.52 NZ$      +4.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.30 NZ$ 5.29 NZ$      +22.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.82 NZ$ 1.75 NZ$      -3.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.55 NZ$ 1.84 NZ$      +18.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.23 NZ$ 4.48 NZ$      +6.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 NZ$ 1.86 NZ$      -6.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      +5.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.50 NZ$ 5.00 NZ$      -23.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.23 NZ$ 5.79 NZ$      -19.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 38.00 NZ$ 38.00 NZ$      0.0 %
Transportation
Wellington Edit Hamilton Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 NZ$ 2.20 NZ$      -45.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 NZ$ 104.35 NZ$      -47.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.85 NZ$ 4.00 NZ$      +3.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 NZ$ 5.63 NZ$      +16.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 NZ$ 80.00 NZ$      -20.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.83 NZ$ 10.78 NZ$      -0.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 49,490.00 NZ$ 39,495.00 NZ$      -20.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,180.00 NZ$ 34,214.00 NZ$      -12.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Wellington Edit Hamilton Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 301.77 NZ$ 189.78 NZ$      -37.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 59.12 NZ$ 65.00 NZ$      +10.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 95.84 NZ$ 93.56 NZ$      -2.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Wellington Edit Hamilton Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.71 NZ$ 56.86 NZ$      -13.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.21 NZ$ 27.67 NZ$      -21.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 NZ$ 20.00 NZ$      0.0 %
Childcare
Wellington Edit Hamilton Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,266.67 NZ$ 1,400.00 NZ$      +10.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,681.25 NZ$ 25,666.67 NZ$      +18.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Wellington Edit Hamilton Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 130.41 NZ$ 111.67 NZ$      -14.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 82.55 NZ$ 63.75 NZ$      -22.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 205.71 NZ$ 187.14 NZ$      -9.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 215.82 NZ$ 150.00 NZ$      -30.5 %
Rent Per Month
Wellington Edit Hamilton Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,463.68 NZ$ 1,611.50 NZ$      -34.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,256.76 NZ$ 1,576.50 NZ$      -30.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,255.39 NZ$ 2,513.00 NZ$      -40.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,642.53 NZ$ 2,563.50 NZ$      -29.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Wellington Edit Hamilton Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,221.12 NZ$ 745.54 NZ$      -38.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,080.18 NZ$ 673.54 NZ$      -37.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Wellington Edit Hamilton Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,159.56 NZ$ 4,397.11 NZ$      +5.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.99 6.80      -2.8 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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