Cost of Living Comparison Between New Zealand and Australia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 5.58% higher than in New Zealand (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 5.70% higher than in New Zealand
Rent Prices in Australia are 6.01% higher than in New Zealand
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 7.07% higher than in New Zealand
Groceries Prices in Australia are 7.20% higher than in New Zealand
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 20.73% higher than in New Zealand
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Restaurants
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.11 NZ$
(17.93 A$)
21.31 NZ$
(20.00 A$)
     +11.51 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 NZ$
(84.45 A$)
95.91 NZ$
(90.00 A$)
     +6.57 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 NZ$
(11.26 A$)
12.79 NZ$
(12.00 A$)
     +6.57 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 NZ$
(8.45 A$)
8.53 NZ$
(8.00 A$)
     -5.27 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 NZ$
(8.45 A$)
9.59 NZ$
(9.00 A$)
     +6.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.76 NZ$
(4.47 A$)
4.81 NZ$
(4.51 A$)
     +0.92 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.35 NZ$
(3.14 A$)
3.55 NZ$
(3.33 A$)
     +6.06 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 NZ$
(2.81 A$)
2.99 NZ$
(2.81 A$)
     +0.04 %
Markets
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.96 NZ$
(9.34 A$)
6.64 NZ$
(6.23 A$)
     -33.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.27 NZ$
(2.13 A$)
2.72 NZ$
(2.55 A$)
     +20.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.36 NZ$
(1.27 A$)
1.31 NZ$
(1.23 A$)
     -3.60 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.38 NZ$
(5.05 A$)
5.02 NZ$
(4.71 A$)
     -6.61 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.87 NZ$
(4.57 A$)
5.18 NZ$
(4.86 A$)
     +6.27 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.94 NZ$
(5.58 A$)
5.28 NZ$
(4.95 A$)
     -11.15 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.83 NZ$
(8.29 A$)
8.69 NZ$
(8.15 A$)
     -1.59 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.70 NZ$
(1.59 A$)
2.19 NZ$
(2.06 A$)
     +29.35 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.37 NZ$
(1.28 A$)
1.62 NZ$
(1.52 A$)
     +18.51 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.74 NZ$
(1.64 A$)
1.82 NZ$
(1.70 A$)
     +4.17 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.44 NZ$
(2.29 A$)
2.46 NZ$
(2.31 A$)
     +0.83 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.36 NZ$
(1.27 A$)
1.58 NZ$
(1.49 A$)
     +16.91 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 NZ$
(1.06 A$)
1.28 NZ$
(1.20 A$)
     +12.75 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.85 NZ$
(2.67 A$)
2.89 NZ$
(2.71 A$)
     +1.32 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.66 NZ$
(1.55 A$)
2.45 NZ$
(2.30 A$)
     +48.03 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$
(14.08 A$)
15.99 NZ$
(15.00 A$)
     +6.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.42 NZ$
(4.15 A$)
5.70 NZ$
(5.35 A$)
     +29.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.59 NZ$
(4.31 A$)
6.21 NZ$
(5.83 A$)
     +35.37 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 32.50 NZ$
(30.50 A$)
37.30 NZ$
(35.00 A$)
     +14.77 %
Transportation
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 NZ$
(3.28 A$)
4.69 NZ$
(4.40 A$)
     +33.97 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 162.50 NZ$
(152.49 A$)
159.85 NZ$
(150.00 A$)
     -1.63 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 NZ$
(3.28 A$)
4.48 NZ$
(4.20 A$)
     +27.88 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 NZ$
(4.53 A$)
3.53 NZ$
(3.32 A$)
     -26.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$
(56.30 A$)
53.28 NZ$
(50.00 A$)
     -11.19 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.06 NZ$
(7.56 A$)
5.70 NZ$
(5.35 A$)
     -29.27 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 NZ$
(32,842.93 A$)
29,727.10 NZ$
(27,895.00 A$)
     -15.07 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,193.44 NZ$
(29,270.97 A$)
27,097.82 NZ$
(25,427.77 A$)
     -13.13 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 183.49 NZ$
(172.18 A$)
235.96 NZ$
(221.42 A$)
     +28.59 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 NZ$
(0.36 A$)
0.44 NZ$
(0.41 A$)
     +12.77 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.87 NZ$
(76.83 A$)
80.19 NZ$
(75.25 A$)
     -2.06 %
Sports And Leisure
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.82 NZ$
(55.19 A$)
69.47 NZ$
(65.19 A$)
     +18.12 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.96 NZ$
(17.79 A$)
22.31 NZ$
(20.94 A$)
     +17.70 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 NZ$
(15.01 A$)
19.18 NZ$
(18.00 A$)
     +19.89 %
Childcare
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,101.18 NZ$
(1,033.31 A$)
2,028.61 NZ$
(1,903.59 A$)
     +84.22 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,687.50 NZ$
(15,659.04 A$)
17,921.24 NZ$
(16,816.74 A$)
     +7.39 %
Clothing And Shoes
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 110.82 NZ$
(103.99 A$)
105.43 NZ$
(98.93 A$)
     -4.86 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.79 NZ$
(55.17 A$)
64.27 NZ$
(60.31 A$)
     +9.33 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 143.18 NZ$
(134.36 A$)
143.99 NZ$
(135.12 A$)
     +0.56 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 176.72 NZ$
(165.83 A$)
150.29 NZ$
(141.03 A$)
     -14.95 %
Rent Per Month
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,601.55 NZ$
(1,502.85 A$)
1,751.42 NZ$
(1,643.48 A$)
     +9.36 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,254.20 NZ$
(1,176.90 A$)
1,333.43 NZ$
(1,251.25 A$)
     +6.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,642.21 NZ$
(2,479.37 A$)
2,950.38 NZ$
(2,768.55 A$)
     +11.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,118.12 NZ$
(1,987.58 A$)
2,038.44 NZ$
(1,912.81 A$)
     -3.76 %
Buy Apartment Price
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 674.27 NZ$
(632.72 A$)
811.16 NZ$
(761.17 A$)
     +20.30 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 514.28 NZ$
(482.59 A$)
595.13 NZ$
(558.45 A$)
     +15.72 %
Salaries And Financing
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,039.65 NZ$
(3,790.68 A$)
5,155.21 NZ$
(4,837.49 A$)
     +27.62 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.23 3.76      -11.05 %
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