Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and New Zealand Reverse

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Consumer Prices in New Zealand are 6.4% lower than in Australia (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New Zealand are 10.8% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in New Zealand are 20.6% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in New Zealand are 12.5% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in New Zealand are 2.3% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in New Zealand is 2.5% lower than in Australia
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Restaurants
Australia Edit New Zealand Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 A$
(26.71 NZ$)
23.40 A$
(25.00 NZ$)
     -6.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 140.00 A$
(149.58 NZ$)
112.31 A$
(120.00 NZ$)
     -19.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$
(16.03 NZ$)
14.04 A$
(15.00 NZ$)
     -6.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 11.00 A$
(11.75 NZ$)
9.36 A$
(10.00 NZ$)
     -14.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$
(12.82 NZ$)
10.30 A$
(11.00 NZ$)
     -14.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.27 A$
(5.63 NZ$)
5.18 A$
(5.53 NZ$)
     -1.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 A$
(4.28 NZ$)
3.65 A$
(3.90 NZ$)
     -8.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.40 A$
(3.63 NZ$)
3.12 A$
(3.33 NZ$)
     -8.2 %
Markets
Australia Edit New Zealand Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.78 A$
(9.38 NZ$)
10.88 A$
(11.62 NZ$)
     +24.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.35 A$
(3.58 NZ$)
2.81 A$
(3.00 NZ$)
     -16.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.50 A$
(1.60 NZ$)
1.39 A$
(1.49 NZ$)
     -7.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.98 A$
(6.39 NZ$)
10.55 A$
(11.28 NZ$)
     +76.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.89 A$
(7.37 NZ$)
6.09 A$
(6.50 NZ$)
     -11.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.84 A$
(6.24 NZ$)
6.76 A$
(7.22 NZ$)
     +15.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.79 A$
(10.46 NZ$)
9.22 A$
(9.85 NZ$)
     -5.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.21 A$
(2.36 NZ$)
2.00 A$
(2.13 NZ$)
     -9.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.80 A$
(1.93 NZ$)
1.66 A$
(1.77 NZ$)
     -7.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.09 A$
(2.23 NZ$)
2.15 A$
(2.30 NZ$)
     +2.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.01 A$
(3.21 NZ$)
4.09 A$
(4.37 NZ$)
     +35.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 A$
(1.80 NZ$)
1.62 A$
(1.74 NZ$)
     -3.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.49 A$
(1.59 NZ$)
1.39 A$
(1.49 NZ$)
     -6.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.52 A$
(3.77 NZ$)
4.14 A$
(4.42 NZ$)
     +17.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.57 A$
(2.75 NZ$)
1.81 A$
(1.94 NZ$)
     -29.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 A$
(20.30 NZ$)
14.98 A$
(16.00 NZ$)
     -21.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.71 A$
(8.24 NZ$)
4.94 A$
(5.28 NZ$)
     -35.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.52 A$
(9.11 NZ$)
6.07 A$
(6.49 NZ$)
     -28.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 43.16 A$
(46.11 NZ$)
36.40 A$
(38.89 NZ$)
     -15.7 %
Transportation
Australia Edit New Zealand Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$
(5.34 NZ$)
3.28 A$
(3.50 NZ$)
     -34.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 169.22 A$
(180.80 NZ$)
187.19 A$
(200.00 NZ$)
     +10.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 A$
(6.41 NZ$)
3.74 A$
(4.00 NZ$)
     -37.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.55 A$
(4.86 NZ$)
5.27 A$
(5.63 NZ$)
     +16.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 A$
(64.11 NZ$)
56.16 A$
(60.00 NZ$)
     -6.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.23 A$
(7.73 NZ$)
9.99 A$
(10.67 NZ$)
     +38.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 42,000.00 A$
(44,874.00 NZ$)
37,438.16 A$
(40,000.00 NZ$)
     -10.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,916.63 A$
(35,169.07 NZ$)
32,414.51 A$
(34,632.59 NZ$)
     -1.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Australia Edit New Zealand Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 333.39 A$
(356.20 NZ$)
220.17 A$
(235.24 NZ$)
     -34.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 43.59 A$
(46.57 NZ$)
58.93 A$
(62.97 NZ$)
     +35.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.54 A$
(91.39 NZ$)
82.30 A$
(87.94 NZ$)
     -3.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Australia Edit New Zealand Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 82.73 A$
(88.39 NZ$)
59.58 A$
(63.66 NZ$)
     -28.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.82 A$
(29.72 NZ$)
24.47 A$
(26.15 NZ$)
     -12.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22.00 A$
(23.51 NZ$)
16.85 A$
(18.00 NZ$)
     -23.4 %
Childcare
Australia Edit New Zealand Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,445.32 A$
(2,612.64 NZ$)
1,184.69 A$
(1,265.76 NZ$)
     -51.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,131.78 A$
(21,509.36 NZ$)
18,272.76 A$
(19,523.14 NZ$)
     -9.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Australia Edit New Zealand Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 126.84 A$
(135.52 NZ$)
112.43 A$
(120.13 NZ$)
     -11.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 97.45 A$
(104.12 NZ$)
69.40 A$
(74.15 NZ$)
     -28.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 176.60 A$
(188.69 NZ$)
159.79 A$
(170.72 NZ$)
     -9.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 210.12 A$
(224.50 NZ$)
187.58 A$
(200.42 NZ$)
     -10.7 %
Rent Per Month
Australia Edit New Zealand Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,357.40 A$
(2,518.71 NZ$)
1,746.53 A$
(1,866.04 NZ$)
     -25.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,863.66 A$
(1,991.18 NZ$)
1,513.75 A$
(1,617.34 NZ$)
     -18.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,785.93 A$
(4,045.00 NZ$)
2,900.36 A$
(3,098.83 NZ$)
     -23.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,756.75 A$
(2,945.39 NZ$)
2,395.14 A$
(2,559.03 NZ$)
     -13.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Australia Edit New Zealand Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,218.82 A$
(1,302.22 NZ$)
967.46 A$
(1,033.67 NZ$)
     -20.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 938.21 A$
(1,002.41 NZ$)
814.53 A$
(870.27 NZ$)
     -13.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Australia Edit New Zealand Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,279.97 A$
(5,641.27 NZ$)
4,589.74 A$
(4,903.80 NZ$)
     -13.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.47 6.92      +6.9 %
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