Cost of Living Comparison Between New Zealand and Australia Reverse

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Cost of Living in Australia is 7.5% higher than in New Zealand (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Australia is 13.0% higher than in New Zealand
Rent Prices in Australia are 27.9% higher than in New Zealand
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 9.4% higher than in New Zealand
Groceries Prices in Australia are 6.2% higher than in New Zealand
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 4.8% higher than in New Zealand
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Restaurants
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 NZ$
(23.01 A$)
27.17 NZ$
(25.00 A$)
     +8.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 NZ$
(110.43 A$)
133.66 NZ$
(123.00 A$)
     +11.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 NZ$
(13.80 A$)
16.30 NZ$
(15.00 A$)
     +8.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 NZ$
(9.20 A$)
10.87 NZ$
(10.00 A$)
     +8.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.00 NZ$
(10.12 A$)
11.95 NZ$
(11.00 A$)
     +8.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.53 NZ$
(5.09 A$)
5.74 NZ$
(5.28 A$)
     +3.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.80 NZ$
(3.49 A$)
4.34 NZ$
(4.00 A$)
     +14.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.36 NZ$
(3.10 A$)
3.63 NZ$
(3.34 A$)
     +7.8 %
Markets
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.44 NZ$
(10.53 A$)
9.53 NZ$
(8.77 A$)
     -16.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.99 NZ$
(2.75 A$)
3.70 NZ$
(3.40 A$)
     +23.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.45 NZ$
(1.33 A$)
1.61 NZ$
(1.48 A$)
     +11.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.08 NZ$
(10.20 A$)
6.66 NZ$
(6.13 A$)
     -39.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.43 NZ$
(5.92 A$)
7.34 NZ$
(6.76 A$)
     +14.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.26 NZ$
(6.68 A$)
6.36 NZ$
(5.86 A$)
     -12.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.82 NZ$
(9.04 A$)
10.75 NZ$
(9.89 A$)
     +9.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 NZ$
(1.94 A$)
2.39 NZ$
(2.20 A$)
     +13.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.75 NZ$
(1.61 A$)
2.00 NZ$
(1.84 A$)
     +14.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.31 NZ$
(2.13 A$)
2.26 NZ$
(2.08 A$)
     -2.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.12 NZ$
(3.80 A$)
3.30 NZ$
(3.04 A$)
     -19.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 NZ$
(1.56 A$)
1.82 NZ$
(1.68 A$)
     +7.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.47 NZ$
(1.35 A$)
1.62 NZ$
(1.49 A$)
     +9.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.22 NZ$
(3.88 A$)
3.78 NZ$
(3.48 A$)
     -10.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 NZ$
(1.76 A$)
2.71 NZ$
(2.50 A$)
     +42.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 NZ$
(14.72 A$)
21.73 NZ$
(20.00 A$)
     +35.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.20 NZ$
(4.79 A$)
8.03 NZ$
(7.39 A$)
     +54.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.19 NZ$
(5.69 A$)
9.14 NZ$
(8.41 A$)
     +47.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 39.35 NZ$
(36.21 A$)
48.90 NZ$
(45.00 A$)
     +24.3 %
Transportation
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 NZ$
(3.68 A$)
5.43 NZ$
(5.00 A$)
     +35.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 178.72 NZ$
(164.47 A$)
182.56 NZ$
(168.00 A$)
     +2.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 NZ$
(3.68 A$)
6.52 NZ$
(6.00 A$)
     +63.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.47 NZ$
(5.04 A$)
4.54 NZ$
(4.18 A$)
     -17.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$
(55.21 A$)
65.20 NZ$
(60.00 A$)
     +8.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.63 NZ$
(9.78 A$)
7.78 NZ$
(7.16 A$)
     -26.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 41,000.00 NZ$
(37,730.15 A$)
48,272.89 NZ$
(44,423.00 A$)
     +17.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,957.30 NZ$
(32,169.37 A$)
36,777.57 NZ$
(33,844.47 A$)
     +5.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 227.69 NZ$
(209.53 A$)
333.85 NZ$
(307.22 A$)
     +46.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 60.75 NZ$
(55.90 A$)
45.30 NZ$
(41.69 A$)
     -25.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 86.75 NZ$
(79.83 A$)
89.23 NZ$
(82.12 A$)
     +2.9 %
Sports And Leisure
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.72 NZ$
(58.64 A$)
84.45 NZ$
(77.71 A$)
     +32.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.14 NZ$
(24.05 A$)
27.72 NZ$
(25.51 A$)
     +6.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.50 NZ$
(17.02 A$)
22.82 NZ$
(21.00 A$)
     +23.4 %
Childcare
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,279.37 NZ$
(1,177.34 A$)
2,620.84 NZ$
(2,411.82 A$)
     +104.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,126.76 NZ$
(18,521.60 A$)
21,121.36 NZ$
(19,436.88 A$)
     +4.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 117.61 NZ$
(108.23 A$)
130.06 NZ$
(119.69 A$)
     +10.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 74.46 NZ$
(68.52 A$)
92.62 NZ$
(85.23 A$)
     +24.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 167.26 NZ$
(153.93 A$)
182.60 NZ$
(168.04 A$)
     +9.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 197.91 NZ$
(182.13 A$)
196.41 NZ$
(180.74 A$)
     -0.8 %
Rent Per Month
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,813.34 NZ$
(1,668.72 A$)
2,439.00 NZ$
(2,244.49 A$)
     +34.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,497.10 NZ$
(1,377.70 A$)
1,918.73 NZ$
(1,765.71 A$)
     +28.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,920.66 NZ$
(2,687.73 A$)
3,898.33 NZ$
(3,587.42 A$)
     +33.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,440.91 NZ$
(2,246.24 A$)
2,839.60 NZ$
(2,613.13 A$)
     +16.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 895.91 NZ$
(824.46 A$)
1,100.91 NZ$
(1,013.11 A$)
     +22.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 761.27 NZ$
(700.56 A$)
801.51 NZ$
(737.58 A$)
     +5.3 %
Salaries And Financing
New Zealand Edit Australia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,172.17 NZ$
(4,759.67 A$)
6,128.38 NZ$
(5,639.63 A$)
     +18.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.87 6.38      -7.1 %
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