Cost of Living Comparison Between New Zealand and Australia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 4.57% higher than in New Zealand (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 9.05% higher than in New Zealand
Rent Prices in Australia are 20.68% higher than in New Zealand
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 0.72% lower than in New Zealand
Groceries Prices in Australia are 8.07% higher than in New Zealand
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 36.44% higher than in New Zealand
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Restaurants
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22.00 NZ$
(19.89 A$)
22.12 NZ$
(20.00 A$)
     +0.56 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 115.00 NZ$
(103.96 A$)
110.61 NZ$
(100.00 A$)
     -3.81 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 NZ$
(12.66 A$)
14.38 NZ$
(13.00 A$)
     +2.71 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 NZ$
(8.14 A$)
8.85 NZ$
(8.00 A$)
     -1.68 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 NZ$
(9.04 A$)
9.96 NZ$
(9.00 A$)
     -0.45 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.12 NZ$
(4.62 A$)
5.22 NZ$
(4.72 A$)
     +2.08 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.58 NZ$
(3.24 A$)
3.89 NZ$
(3.52 A$)
     +8.73 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.08 NZ$
(2.78 A$)
3.26 NZ$
(2.94 A$)
     +5.76 %
Markets
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.83 NZ$
(9.79 A$)
7.59 NZ$
(6.86 A$)
     -29.94 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.74 NZ$
(2.48 A$)
3.03 NZ$
(2.74 A$)
     +10.36 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.40 NZ$
(1.26 A$)
1.40 NZ$
(1.27 A$)
     +0.19 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.73 NZ$
(6.08 A$)
5.58 NZ$
(5.05 A$)
     -17.05 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.34 NZ$
(5.73 A$)
5.57 NZ$
(5.04 A$)
     -12.16 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.27 NZ$
(5.67 A$)
5.67 NZ$
(5.12 A$)
     -9.60 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.75 NZ$
(8.82 A$)
9.74 NZ$
(8.81 A$)
     -0.09 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.93 NZ$
(1.74 A$)
2.21 NZ$
(2.00 A$)
     +14.69 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.44 NZ$
(1.30 A$)
1.81 NZ$
(1.64 A$)
     +25.47 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.11 NZ$
(1.91 A$)
1.96 NZ$
(1.78 A$)
     -6.98 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.30 NZ$
(2.08 A$)
3.34 NZ$
(3.02 A$)
     +44.96 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.44 NZ$
(1.30 A$)
1.64 NZ$
(1.49 A$)
     +14.01 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 NZ$
(1.12 A$)
1.37 NZ$
(1.23 A$)
     +10.63 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.04 NZ$
(3.65 A$)
3.66 NZ$
(3.31 A$)
     -9.30 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.67 NZ$
(1.51 A$)
2.43 NZ$
(2.19 A$)
     +45.31 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$
(13.56 A$)
18.80 NZ$
(17.00 A$)
     +25.36 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.66 NZ$
(4.21 A$)
6.42 NZ$
(5.80 A$)
     +37.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.40 NZ$
(4.88 A$)
6.89 NZ$
(6.23 A$)
     +27.70 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 36.00 NZ$
(32.55 A$)
44.25 NZ$
(40.00 A$)
     +22.91 %
Transportation
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 NZ$
(3.16 A$)
4.98 NZ$
(4.50 A$)
     +42.22 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 152.30 NZ$
(137.68 A$)
168.33 NZ$
(152.17 A$)
     +10.52 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 NZ$
(3.39 A$)
4.65 NZ$
(4.20 A$)
     +23.89 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 NZ$
(4.36 A$)
3.86 NZ$
(3.49 A$)
     -19.99 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$
(54.24 A$)
55.31 NZ$
(50.00 A$)
     -7.82 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.83 NZ$
(9.79 A$)
8.39 NZ$
(7.58 A$)
     -22.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 38,000.00 NZ$
(34,353.39 A$)
33,184.49 NZ$
(30,000.00 A$)
     -12.67 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,944.42 NZ$
(29,782.96 A$)
30,550.26 NZ$
(27,618.55 A$)
     -7.27 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 201.51 NZ$
(182.17 A$)
224.39 NZ$
(202.85 A$)
     +11.35 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 NZ$
(0.38 A$)
0.45 NZ$
(0.40 A$)
     +6.03 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.81 NZ$
(75.77 A$)
85.05 NZ$
(76.89 A$)
     +1.47 %
Sports And Leisure
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.62 NZ$
(55.71 A$)
74.32 NZ$
(67.18 A$)
     +20.60 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.84 NZ$
(19.75 A$)
21.38 NZ$
(19.33 A$)
     -2.13 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 NZ$
(16.27 A$)
21.02 NZ$
(19.00 A$)
     +16.76 %
Childcare
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,143.02 NZ$
(1,033.34 A$)
2,187.54 NZ$
(1,977.61 A$)
     +91.38 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,350.00 NZ$
(15,685.04 A$)
18,894.73 NZ$
(17,081.53 A$)
     +8.90 %
Clothing And Shoes
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.37 NZ$
(96.16 A$)
110.33 NZ$
(99.74 A$)
     +3.72 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 63.90 NZ$
(57.76 A$)
64.78 NZ$
(58.57 A$)
     +1.39 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 149.13 NZ$
(134.82 A$)
155.82 NZ$
(140.87 A$)
     +4.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 176.01 NZ$
(159.12 A$)
165.87 NZ$
(149.95 A$)
     -5.76 %
Rent Per Month
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,651.79 NZ$
(1,493.28 A$)
2,058.63 NZ$
(1,861.08 A$)
     +24.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,328.15 NZ$
(1,200.69 A$)
1,573.79 NZ$
(1,422.76 A$)
     +18.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,757.91 NZ$
(2,493.25 A$)
3,514.89 NZ$
(3,177.59 A$)
     +27.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,251.71 NZ$
(2,035.63 A$)
2,494.67 NZ$
(2,255.27 A$)
     +10.79 %
Buy Apartment Price
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 764.38 NZ$
(691.03 A$)
829.03 NZ$
(749.47 A$)
     +8.46 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 554.41 NZ$
(501.21 A$)
566.50 NZ$
(512.14 A$)
     +2.18 %
Salaries And Financing
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,421.31 NZ$
(3,997.02 A$)
6,577.95 NZ$
(5,946.71 A$)
     +48.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.10 3.16      -22.81 %
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