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Cost of Living in New Zealand

Cost of living in New Zealand is 3.54% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in New Zealand is 18.69% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 NZ$ 13.50-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 NZ$ 60.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 NZ$ 9.00-12.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 NZ$ 6.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 NZ$ 7.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 NZ$ 4.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.13 NZ$ 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.61 NZ$ 1.50-3.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.20 NZ$ 7.25-13.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.00 NZ$ 0.91-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.23 NZ$ 0.90-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.75 NZ$ 3.39-7.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.34 NZ$ 3.63-5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.67 NZ$ 4.31-7.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.49 NZ$ 4.99-10.43
Apples (1 lb) 1.65 NZ$ 1.13-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.34 NZ$ 0.91-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.71 NZ$ 1.36-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.38 NZ$ 1.36-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.38 NZ$ 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 NZ$ 0.77-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.82 NZ$ 2.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.88 NZ$ 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$ 12.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.67 NZ$ 2.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.96 NZ$ 2.50-9.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 26.20 NZ$ 22.20-30.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 NZ$ 2.50-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 NZ$ 100.00-215.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 NZ$ 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.75 NZ$ 3.22-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 NZ$ 50.00-75.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.26 NZ$ 7.53-9.05
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,000.00 NZ$ 29,000.00-35,490.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,615.00 NZ$ 26,000.00-35,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 175.55 NZ$ 110.00-297.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 NZ$ 0.20-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 84.41 NZ$ 70.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.36 NZ$ 35.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.43 NZ$ 5.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 NZ$ 12.00-18.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 951.42 NZ$ 500.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,537.58 NZ$ 12,000.00-21,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 105.28 NZ$ 70.00-149.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.22 NZ$ 35.00-89.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 141.29 NZ$ 100.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 162.20 NZ$ 100.00-250.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,470.98 NZ$ 830.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,202.18 NZ$ 800.00-1,652.17
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,407.56 NZ$ 1,521.74-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,978.58 NZ$ 1,400.00-2,608.70
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 628.97 NZ$ 297.29-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 476.02 NZ$ 269.42-808.25
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,518.72 NZ$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.86 4.29-5.75

Prices in New Zealand

These data are based on 9689 entries in the past 18 months from 1124 different contributors.
Last update: November 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in New Zealand

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Auckland 78.06 40.36 59.98 68.64 68.63 94.71
Wellington 72.51 38.26 56.09 66.97 66.62 110.08
Christchurch 71.24 27.08 50.06 65.36 69.52 107.87
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