Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Christchurch 

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Consumer Prices in Christchurch are 20.2% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Christchurch are 34.5% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Christchurch are 52.3% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Christchurch are 27.6% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Christchurch are 9.8% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Christchurch is 20.5% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Christchurch Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(42.01 NZ$)
11.90 £
(25.00 NZ$)
     -40.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(168.06 NZ$)
61.88 £
(130.00 NZ$)
     -22.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(16.81 NZ$)
7.85 £
(16.50 NZ$)
     -1.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(13.65 NZ$)
5.24 £
(11.00 NZ$)
     -19.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(11.55 NZ$)
5.71 £
(12.00 NZ$)
     +3.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.60 £
(7.57 NZ$)
2.61 £
(5.48 NZ$)
     -27.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 £
(4.06 NZ$)
1.89 £
(3.96 NZ$)
     -2.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.62 £
(3.40 NZ$)
1.35 £
(2.83 NZ$)
     -16.7 %
Markets
London Edit Christchurch Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.93 £
(10.36 NZ$)
5.47 £
(11.49 NZ$)
     +10.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.43 £
(3.00 NZ$)
1.45 £
(3.05 NZ$)
     +1.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.89 NZ$)
0.64 £
(1.34 NZ$)
     -28.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.30 £
(6.92 NZ$)
5.19 £
(10.91 NZ$)
     +57.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.48 £
(7.31 NZ$)
3.23 £
(6.78 NZ$)
     -7.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(7.30 NZ$)
3.27 £
(6.87 NZ$)
     -5.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.82 £
(12.23 NZ$)
5.02 £
(10.55 NZ$)
     -13.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(2.33 NZ$)
1.02 £
(2.14 NZ$)
     -8.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 £
(1.19 NZ$)
0.87 £
(1.83 NZ$)
     +53.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.19 £
(2.50 NZ$)
1.15 £
(2.41 NZ$)
     -3.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.38 £
(2.90 NZ$)
1.99 £
(4.19 NZ$)
     +44.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £
(1.20 NZ$)
0.74 £
(1.56 NZ$)
     +30.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(1.12 NZ$)
0.73 £
(1.53 NZ$)
     +36.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 £
(1.95 NZ$)
2.39 £
(5.02 NZ$)
     +157.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £
(2.67 NZ$)
1.01 £
(2.12 NZ$)
     -20.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(18.91 NZ$)
7.14 £
(15.00 NZ$)
     -20.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.08 £
(4.36 NZ$)
2.65 £
(5.57 NZ$)
     +27.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 £
(5.12 NZ$)
3.33 £
(7.00 NZ$)
     +36.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(31.51 NZ$)
18.57 £
(39.00 NZ$)
     +23.8 %
Transportation
London Edit Christchurch Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.85 £
(5.99 NZ$)
1.38 £
(2.90 NZ$)
     -51.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(420.14 NZ$)
35.23 £
(74.00 NZ$)
     -82.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(8.40 NZ$)
1.67 £
(3.50 NZ$)
     -58.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(6.58 NZ$)
2.30 £
(4.83 NZ$)
     -26.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(63.02 NZ$)
37.13 £
(78.00 NZ$)
     +23.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.73 £
(12.05 NZ$)
4.89 £
(10.28 NZ$)
     -14.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,560.00 £
(55,794.95 NZ$)
19,041.15 £
(40,000.00 NZ$)
     -28.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(55,146.53 NZ$)
15,589.35 £
(32,748.75 NZ$)
     -40.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Christchurch Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 287.04 £
(602.98 NZ$)
89.83 £
(188.71 NZ$)
     -68.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.22 £
(31.98 NZ$)
29.84 £
(62.69 NZ$)
     +96.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.12 £
(65.38 NZ$)
37.83 £
(79.47 NZ$)
     +21.5 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Christchurch Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.26 £
(99.28 NZ$)
29.63 £
(62.25 NZ$)
     -37.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.66 £
(28.69 NZ$)
11.46 £
(24.07 NZ$)
     -16.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(31.51 NZ$)
8.57 £
(18.00 NZ$)
     -42.9 %
Childcare
London Edit Christchurch Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,840.34 £
(3,866.03 NZ$)
627.41 £
(1,318.00 NZ$)
     -65.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(42,129.31 NZ$)
8,097.25 £
(17,010.00 NZ$)
     -59.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Christchurch Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.05 £
(174.46 NZ$)
64.07 £
(134.59 NZ$)
     -22.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.97 £
(83.96 NZ$)
33.14 £
(69.62 NZ$)
     -17.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.11 £
(187.20 NZ$)
71.23 £
(149.62 NZ$)
     -20.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.33 £
(202.37 NZ$)
120.22 £
(252.54 NZ$)
     +24.8 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Christchurch Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,245.83 £
(4,717.85 NZ$)
1,129.23 £
(2,372.18 NZ$)
     -49.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,628.00 £
(3,419.96 NZ$)
922.90 £
(1,938.75 NZ$)
     -43.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,331.08 £
(9,098.36 NZ$)
1,890.51 £
(3,971.43 NZ$)
     -56.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,892.31 £
(6,075.91 NZ$)
1,346.48 £
(2,828.57 NZ$)
     -53.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Christchurch Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,311.20 £
(2,754.46 NZ$)
262.08 £
(550.54 NZ$)
     -80.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 716.48 £
(1,505.12 NZ$)
234.39 £
(492.38 NZ$)
     -67.3 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Christchurch Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,168.60 £
(6,656.32 NZ$)
2,498.97 £
(5,249.63 NZ$)
     -21.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.57 6.96      +24.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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