Cost of Living Comparison Between New Zealand and Australia Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Australia are 6.49% higher than in New Zealand
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Australia are 6.53% higher than in New Zealand
Rent Prices in Australia are 6.61% higher than in New Zealand
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 9.72% higher than in New Zealand
Groceries Prices in Australia are 7.86% higher than in New Zealand
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 19.68% higher than in New Zealand
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Restaurants New Zealand[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 NZ$
(16.81 A$)
21.42 NZ$
(20.00 A$)
     +19.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 NZ$
(84.03 A$)
96.39 NZ$
(90.00 A$)
     +7.10 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 NZ$
(11.20 A$)
12.85 NZ$
(12.00 A$)
     +7.10 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 NZ$
(8.40 A$)
8.57 NZ$
(8.00 A$)
     -4.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 NZ$
(8.40 A$)
9.64 NZ$
(9.00 A$)
     +7.10 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.71 NZ$
(4.39 A$)
4.82 NZ$
(4.50 A$)
     +2.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.38 NZ$
(3.16 A$)
3.56 NZ$
(3.33 A$)
     +5.36 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.03 NZ$
(2.83 A$)
3.01 NZ$
(2.81 A$)
     -0.47 %
Markets New Zealand[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.97 NZ$
(9.31 A$)
6.72 NZ$
(6.27 A$)
     -32.67 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.24 NZ$
(2.09 A$)
2.66 NZ$
(2.49 A$)
     +18.96 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.35 NZ$
(1.26 A$)
1.33 NZ$
(1.24 A$)
     -1.37 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.28 NZ$
(4.93 A$)
5.00 NZ$
(4.67 A$)
     -5.41 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.78 NZ$
(4.46 A$)
5.15 NZ$
(4.80 A$)
     +7.71 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.88 NZ$
(5.49 A$)
5.27 NZ$
(4.92 A$)
     -10.38 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.68 NZ$
(8.10 A$)
8.55 NZ$
(7.99 A$)
     -1.45 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.69 NZ$
(1.57 A$)
2.17 NZ$
(2.02 A$)
     +28.56 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.38 NZ$
(1.29 A$)
1.67 NZ$
(1.56 A$)
     +21.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.72 NZ$
(1.60 A$)
1.83 NZ$
(1.71 A$)
     +6.36 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 NZ$
(2.40 A$)
2.50 NZ$
(2.33 A$)
     -2.67 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.36 NZ$
(1.27 A$)
1.60 NZ$
(1.49 A$)
     +17.24 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.15 NZ$
(1.07 A$)
1.29 NZ$
(1.21 A$)
     +12.35 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.85 NZ$
(2.66 A$)
2.95 NZ$
(2.75 A$)
     +3.30 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.74 NZ$
(1.63 A$)
2.55 NZ$
(2.38 A$)
     +46.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$
(14.01 A$)
16.07 NZ$
(15.00 A$)
     +7.10 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.52 NZ$
(4.22 A$)
5.82 NZ$
(5.44 A$)
     +28.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.97 NZ$
(4.64 A$)
6.41 NZ$
(5.99 A$)
     +28.92 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 32.00 NZ$
(29.88 A$)
37.49 NZ$
(35.00 A$)
     +17.14 %
Transportation New Zealand[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 NZ$
(3.27 A$)
4.71 NZ$
(4.40 A$)
     +34.64 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 160.00 NZ$
(149.39 A$)
161.94 NZ$
(151.20 A$)
     +1.21 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 NZ$
(3.27 A$)
4.50 NZ$
(4.20 A$)
     +28.52 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 NZ$
(4.51 A$)
3.55 NZ$
(3.32 A$)
     -26.46 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$
(56.02 A$)
52.69 NZ$
(49.20 A$)
     -12.18 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.24 NZ$
(7.69 A$)
5.94 NZ$
(5.55 A$)
     -27.89 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 NZ$
(32,679.12 A$)
28,917.54 NZ$
(27,000.00 A$)
     -17.38 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,605.14 NZ$
(28,575.69 A$)
26,994.72 NZ$
(25,204.68 A$)
     -11.80 %
Utilities (Monthly) New Zealand[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.95 NZ$
(165.21 A$)
235.53 NZ$
(219.91 A$)
     +33.11 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 NZ$
(0.38 A$)
0.45 NZ$
(0.42 A$)
     +9.11 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.97 NZ$
(77.46 A$)
79.14 NZ$
(73.89 A$)
     -4.62 %
Sports And Leisure New Zealand[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.07 NZ$
(54.22 A$)
70.47 NZ$
(65.80 A$)
     +21.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.25 NZ$
(17.04 A$)
22.66 NZ$
(21.16 A$)
     +24.18 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 NZ$
(15.87 A$)
19.28 NZ$
(18.00 A$)
     +13.40 %
Childcare New Zealand[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,155.69 NZ$
(1,079.05 A$)
2,034.49 NZ$
(1,899.58 A$)
     +76.04 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,580.00 NZ$
(16,414.26 A$)
19,210.24 NZ$
(17,936.40 A$)
     +9.27 %
Clothing And Shoes New Zealand[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 109.82 NZ$
(102.54 A$)
106.60 NZ$
(99.53 A$)
     -2.93 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.58 NZ$
(52.83 A$)
64.23 NZ$
(59.97 A$)
     +13.52 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 144.42 NZ$
(134.85 A$)
143.20 NZ$
(133.70 A$)
     -0.85 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 171.81 NZ$
(160.42 A$)
150.96 NZ$
(140.95 A$)
     -12.14 %
Rent Per Month New Zealand[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,603.49 NZ$
(1,497.16 A$)
1,801.87 NZ$
(1,682.38 A$)
     +12.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,280.57 NZ$
(1,195.65 A$)
1,352.88 NZ$
(1,263.17 A$)
     +5.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,691.21 NZ$
(2,512.75 A$)
2,956.20 NZ$
(2,760.17 A$)
     +9.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,096.39 NZ$
(1,957.38 A$)
2,076.91 NZ$
(1,939.19 A$)
     -0.93 %
Buy Apartment Price New Zealand[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 683.17 NZ$
(637.87 A$)
804.44 NZ$
(751.09 A$)
     +17.75 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 521.12 NZ$
(486.57 A$)
585.78 NZ$
(546.94 A$)
     +12.41 %
Salaries And Financing New Zealand[ Edit ] Australia[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,017.63 NZ$
(3,751.22 A$)
5,122.21 NZ$
(4,782.55 A$)
     +27.49 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.41 3.93      -10.87 %
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