Cost of Living Comparison Between Australia and New Zealand Reverse

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Consumer Prices in New Zealand are 3.51% lower than in Australia (without rent)
Rent Prices in New Zealand are 3.58% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in New Zealand are 6.76% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in New Zealand are 5.02% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in New Zealand is 16.83% lower than in Australia
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Restaurants
Australia[ Edit ] New Zealand[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(20.86 NZ$)
17.26 A$
(18.00 NZ$)
     -13.70 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 A$
(93.86 NZ$)
86.30 A$
(90.00 NZ$)
     -4.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$
(12.51 NZ$)
11.51 A$
(12.00 NZ$)
     -4.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(8.34 NZ$)
8.63 A$
(9.00 NZ$)
     +7.88 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.82 A$
(9.20 NZ$)
8.63 A$
(9.00 NZ$)
     -2.15 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.51 A$
(4.70 NZ$)
4.52 A$
(4.71 NZ$)
     +0.20 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.32 A$
(3.46 NZ$)
3.26 A$
(3.40 NZ$)
     -1.69 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 A$
(2.92 NZ$)
2.93 A$
(3.05 NZ$)
     +4.51 %
Markets
Australia[ Edit ] New Zealand[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.34 A$
(6.61 NZ$)
9.53 A$
(9.94 NZ$)
     +50.21 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.51 A$
(2.62 NZ$)
2.16 A$
(2.25 NZ$)
     -13.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.24 A$
(1.29 NZ$)
1.29 A$
(1.35 NZ$)
     +4.05 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.69 A$
(4.89 NZ$)
5.11 A$
(5.33 NZ$)
     +9.05 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.83 A$
(5.03 NZ$)
4.63 A$
(4.83 NZ$)
     -4.01 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.94 A$
(5.15 NZ$)
5.73 A$
(5.98 NZ$)
     +16.06 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.87 A$
(8.20 NZ$)
8.29 A$
(8.65 NZ$)
     +5.41 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.04 A$
(2.13 NZ$)
1.62 A$
(1.69 NZ$)
     -20.54 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.55 A$
(1.61 NZ$)
1.32 A$
(1.38 NZ$)
     -14.76 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.71 A$
(1.78 NZ$)
1.68 A$
(1.75 NZ$)
     -1.59 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.33 A$
(2.43 NZ$)
2.45 A$
(2.55 NZ$)
     +5.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.51 A$
(1.57 NZ$)
1.32 A$
(1.37 NZ$)
     -12.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 A$
(1.26 NZ$)
1.11 A$
(1.16 NZ$)
     -7.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.75 A$
(2.87 NZ$)
2.74 A$
(2.86 NZ$)
     -0.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.35 A$
(2.45 NZ$)
1.63 A$
(1.70 NZ$)
     -30.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(15.64 NZ$)
14.38 A$
(15.00 NZ$)
     -4.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.47 A$
(5.71 NZ$)
4.24 A$
(4.43 NZ$)
     -22.46 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.95 A$
(6.20 NZ$)
4.69 A$
(4.89 NZ$)
     -21.12 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$
(36.50 NZ$)
30.68 A$
(32.00 NZ$)
     -12.33 %
Transportation
Australia[ Edit ] New Zealand[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.40 A$
(4.59 NZ$)
3.36 A$
(3.50 NZ$)
     -23.72 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$
(156.43 NZ$)
160.41 A$
(167.28 NZ$)
     +6.94 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.20 A$
(4.38 NZ$)
3.36 A$
(3.50 NZ$)
     -20.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.32 A$
(3.46 NZ$)
4.63 A$
(4.83 NZ$)
     +39.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$
(51.31 NZ$)
57.53 A$
(60.00 NZ$)
     +16.94 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.48 A$
(5.72 NZ$)
7.82 A$
(8.15 NZ$)
     +42.57 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,000.00 A$
(28,157.27 NZ$)
33,561.49 A$
(35,000.00 NZ$)
     +24.30 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,255.51 A$
(26,338.01 NZ$)
29,836.73 A$
(31,115.59 NZ$)
     +18.14 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Australia[ Edit ] New Zealand[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 219.94 A$
(229.37 NZ$)
173.84 A$
(181.29 NZ$)
     -20.96 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 A$
(0.43 NZ$)
0.39 A$
(0.41 NZ$)
     -5.78 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.06 A$
(78.27 NZ$)
79.29 A$
(82.69 NZ$)
     +5.64 %
Sports And Leisure
Australia[ Edit ] New Zealand[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.57 A$
(68.38 NZ$)
56.35 A$
(58.77 NZ$)
     -14.06 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.13 A$
(22.04 NZ$)
17.47 A$
(18.22 NZ$)
     -17.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$
(18.77 NZ$)
16.29 A$
(16.99 NZ$)
     -9.49 %
Childcare
Australia[ Edit ] New Zealand[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,902.83 A$
(1,984.39 NZ$)
1,089.81 A$
(1,136.52 NZ$)
     -42.73 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,758.23 A$
(18,519.38 NZ$)
16,017.98 A$
(16,704.55 NZ$)
     -9.80 %
Clothing And Shoes
Australia[ Edit ] New Zealand[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.08 A$
(103.32 NZ$)
105.84 A$
(110.37 NZ$)
     +6.82 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 59.75 A$
(62.31 NZ$)
55.11 A$
(57.47 NZ$)
     -7.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.44 A$
(139.16 NZ$)
140.14 A$
(146.15 NZ$)
     +5.02 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 139.91 A$
(145.91 NZ$)
166.65 A$
(173.80 NZ$)
     +19.12 %
Rent Per Month
Australia[ Edit ] New Zealand[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,656.96 A$
(1,727.98 NZ$)
1,539.86 A$
(1,605.87 NZ$)
     -7.07 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,255.33 A$
(1,309.13 NZ$)
1,228.40 A$
(1,281.05 NZ$)
     -2.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,746.18 A$
(2,863.88 NZ$)
2,546.05 A$
(2,655.17 NZ$)
     -7.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,916.22 A$
(1,998.36 NZ$)
2,020.29 A$
(2,106.88 NZ$)
     +5.43 %
Buy Apartment Price
Australia[ Edit ] New Zealand[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 758.88 A$
(791.40 NZ$)
661.16 A$
(689.50 NZ$)
     -12.88 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 548.38 A$
(571.88 NZ$)
505.74 A$
(527.42 NZ$)
     -7.77 %
Salaries And Financing
Australia[ Edit ] New Zealand[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,800.36 A$
(5,006.11 NZ$)
3,851.49 A$
(4,016.57 NZ$)
     -19.77 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.90 4.37      +11.91 %
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