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Cost of Living in Auckland

Summary about cost of living in Auckland:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 NZ$ 13.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 NZ$ 60.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 NZ$ 10.00-13.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.75 NZ$ 7.00-10.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.70 NZ$ 7.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.49 NZ$ 4.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.79 NZ$ 2.00-4.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.51 NZ$ 1.50-3.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.50 NZ$ 7.19-13.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.19 NZ$ 1.36-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.35 NZ$ 0.91-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.77 NZ$ 3.50-7.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.41 NZ$ 3.18-5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.28 NZ$ 4.54-8.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.87 NZ$ 4.54-9.98
Apples (1 lb) 1.68 NZ$ 1.13-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.38 NZ$ 1.13-1.70
Oranges (1 lb) 1.72 NZ$ 1.36-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.70 NZ$ 1.81-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.44 NZ$ 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.39 NZ$ 0.91-2.26
Lettuce (1 head) 3.07 NZ$ 2.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 NZ$ 1.00-3.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$ 12.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.84 NZ$ 3.00-8.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.07 NZ$ 3.00-9.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 24.70 NZ$ 20.00-26.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 NZ$ 2.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 NZ$ 165.00-210.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.55 NZ$ 3.00-4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 NZ$ 4.02-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 NZ$ 40.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.18 NZ$ 6.81-7.57
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 NZ$ 25,000.00-36,490.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,075.38 NZ$ 27,990.00-36,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 186.27 NZ$ 123.64-286.88
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.75 NZ$ 0.30-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.19 NZ$ 70.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.30 NZ$ 30.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.25 NZ$ 10.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 NZ$ 15.00-20.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 950.00 NZ$ 600.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,000.00 NZ$ 18,780.00-21,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.67 NZ$ 70.00-145.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 65.65 NZ$ 35.00-110.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.05 NZ$ 99.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 147.31 NZ$ 90.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,755.35 NZ$ 1,310.00-2,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,425.27 NZ$ 1,100.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,403.37 NZ$ 2,400.00-4,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,466.60 NZ$ 1,900.00-3,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 900.12 NZ$ 510.96-1,114.83
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 645.11 NZ$ 464.51-752.42
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,850.13 NZ$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.78 4.25-5.50

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Last update: October 2017
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59 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Sep 07, 2017 :
I'm a single 26 years old civil engr. (structural engr.) having 3.5years experience working in a precast company as a structural engr., I'm planning to migrate to Auckland city within a year time,.. just asking about how easy I can get a job there in any of the reputed pre-cast companies! and what about salaries! are they good enough to cover my living expenses over there! just need your help in giving me a clear picture on the life expenses and other related things, etc.,..

Thanking you in advance.

Awaiting your reply/feedback please.
#Anonymous on Sep 04, 2017 :
Hi everyone, this box and this site is so amazing for helping freshers. I am an Indian student and looking to study in diploma in level 7 from altec international(Concordia institute of business)Auckland Hobson street. Can you please let me know About this institute and course status in Newzealand. Is this course would be worth for me and how much salary I would expect after completing my studies.
Thanks in advance
#Robyn Barry on Jun 03, 2017 :
My aplogies, heres the site: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/331952/auckland-agency-price-gouging-over-weekly-rent-rise
#Anonymous on Jun 03, 2017 :
Recent news on radio reported Barfoot and Thomson increasing their rent for apartments 5% everyweek for 6 weeks to over $500 at the start of the year when students were looking for inner city apartments.
#su on Apr 24, 2017 :
Hi all I'm going to take an English course for more than 6 months then IT course, I have 2 daughters about 8 and 7 years so I want to know if they can join the public school or not
pls any one answer me
thanks for all of u :)
#Pratik on Apr 09, 2017 :
Hey Friends, Pls let me know what could be a weekly expense for student who is moving to Auckland City.
#Kiwi on Feb 23, 2017 :
Sorry I forgot to put up some links to websites that will give you an idea of what cost of living is like in NZ:

Www.trademe.co.nz for properties to buy and rent, job listings

Search Countdown, Pak n Save and New World websites for cost of groceries in NZ

Search Harvey Norman, Freedom Furniture, the Warehouse and Kmart for furnishings

Www.seek.co.nz for job listings
You'll note in NZ they don't like to publish salary on offer because it is much lower than other countries.
#Kiwi on Feb 23, 2017 :
Hi everyone,if you are considering to move to Auckland or NZ in general be very aware that it is an exceptionally expensive place for everything; particularly food, shelter, clothing, transportation.
To buy a house in Auckland you need 20% deposit, that will cost you at least 11x your salary. Wages are low with minimal benefits. Rents will be 70% or more of your take home pay. Food, healthy and junk food will cost you a fortune.
This is throughout the country.
Transport infrastructure is poor in Auckland. 2 lane motorways, no super highways. To travel 15km will take you at least 40 minutes on a good day peak and off-peak and Auckland drivers do NOT know how to drive. Majority of cars you will note that have bumps and dents and scratches. There's more cars on the road than people. Even if 75k - 100k sounds like a lot, your purchasing power is minimal.
NZ is a 3rd world country with first world problems. It's only classed as a developed nation because of a white male Prime Minister. I have seen more development in Asian cities!
If you rent, be prepared for mouldy, drafty timber frames, single pane windows, poor electrics, limited areas with high speed Internet and no pets allowed policy. Furthermore a lot of places may have been used as P labs, even in good areas! Furthermore, the law is on the landlords side & not tenants. Good tenants get screwed over by poor landlords (vast majority are cowboys)

As for Melbourne, it's grimey, high crime, trying hard to be an international city but not quite there. Rents are also rising as well as cost of living. People are unfriendly, unelpful, rough & uncultured. Summer flies will eat you alive, even in the city, extreme heat & cold. Beyond city centre it's a hell hole. Not pretty green like Auckland (only real positive). You might get a little more money, but it's a god awful place! High homelessness on city streets shouting obscenities as you walk past.

I urge people to do their own research if you are looking to move to either country and not to believe media about most liveable city ratings, because that's simply misleading!
#Anonymous on Feb 10, 2017 :
Hi!

I have a Job offer for 75000 nzd per annum in Auckland.

I will be travelling with my wife, but at the beginning she won't be working.

Will this salary be enough for both of us? At least for the firsts months?

Thanks!
#Shefka Daud on Feb 01, 2017 :
Hello Everyone,

Let me first say big thank you for all of you who support this web based platform; much appreciated!

I am big nature lover and going to NZ is my dream; i graduate this year from Uni in UK with construction management degree and wanted to see whether moving in Auckland, NZ would be possible. I have been in UK for the last 7 years and I may be granted my UK Citizenship this summer (2017). My question is if I cannot secure q graduate programme construction job while i am still in UK, i will still be able to go as a visitor. I will have about £5k nearly 9k NZD would that be enough to support me till i find a job there? What your views are?? If anyone can suggest websites for jobs in NZ i will be gratefull. Also would you please say your view on the suggestion that AU is better for career realisation etc?? I am 27 in few months but i would prefer bit more laid back life rather than killing myself for titles etc... (no offence for all of you who have hard earned titles before and after your names). Thank you in advance. Kind Regards. Shef
#Dean on Jan 29, 2017 :
Could somebody tell me if a combined salary of $6000 a month after tax, for a young couple is doable in Auckland?
#Sam on Dec 22, 2016 :
Anyone who's thinking about moving to Auckland or rather New Zealand, is a good idea however in comparison to similar cities (etc. Sydney, Melbourne) and you're looking to grow your career with better taxes and better transportation, I'd think about looking at other places. Outside Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (predominantly Auckland) there is barely any job opportunities. New Zealand is a wonderful place to raise a family but please take all these considerations in mind. NZ does have lower wages in comparison to other cities.

As for transportation, AT (Auckland Transport) is the main means of travel in Auckland and there are few metros and buslines in other cities. If you're looking to moving to Auckland - Great! Auckland has a very well, world class developed metroline and bus service, expanding as far as 40km north of the city to roughly 30-50km's south. There are 4 main lines (West, South, Onehunga and East) which operate very similar to a New York metro. There are trains in Wellington and Christchurch as well as good bus services. As for the rest of NZ, KiwiRail operates a service between each city and there is the occasional busses.

If you're new and looking to come to New Zealand look at outer Auckland. There are good job opportunities and it's roughly a 30min drive from the city centre. Fuel is pricey so do watch that. NZ does have a housing crisis where there are too few houses however the government recently announced massive sub-division plans in Outer Auckland.

A good salary in New Zealand is around 60-100k (don't quote me), it should get you through with payments such as rent, however in Auckland you will need more as it's more expensive.

Auckland City is very vibrant as with other places. New Zealand is very rich in culture. It's astounding, beautiful, it's like you're walking in an untouched environment, amazing fauna, there is the Tane Mahuta tree, one of the largest trees in the world, then you have the Rotorua hot pools, to the Wellington Te Papa Museum, the Picton Ferry, Mt. Cook, Milford Sound, Stewart Island, you could go on and on. Best of all it's very short travelling distance (roughly from Los Angeles to Portland is the distance from Auckland to Invercargill I believe). You are surrounded by beaches.

If you're looking for a laid back, Hawaii-California type place, then definitely consider NZ. If you are looking to maximise your career, and earn better wages look at Australia.
#Wendy on Nov 08, 2016 :
Minimum wage in Auckland is around $15 the hour. I'm sure your son will love it here. There is Public transport in most areas but I don't think Auckland's public transport system is as efficient as the one in the US. New Zealand sure is beautiful Joanne and isn't overly expensive.
#joanne on Nov 05, 2016 :
My son is considering a job in a golf course, what is the "minimum wage' in Auckland? How does a US citizen transfer car insurance, medical insurance ect.

He is young, will have some company support, but will have a rude awakening I'm sure coming from San Diego, California.

How can he even get a car to drive, is public transportation available outside the city center?

I understand he wants to see the world, and better to do it now while he is young, heard its a Beautiful, but expensive place to Live?

Any advice?
#Dean on Oct 23, 2016 :
If your thinking of coming here without a massive bank account dont bother to expensive for everything
#Sabian on Oct 15, 2016 :
I just spent some time using the compare feature to compare Auckland house and rental prices (which look accurate to me) with those of other major western cities. To my surprise, Auckland is usually around 10% - 20% CHEAPER than other major cities! Wow i thought Auckland was expensive.. guess it's not (comparatively).
#Luks on Sep 08, 2016 :
Hi!

I have a Job offer for 75000 nzd per annum in Wellington.

I will be travelling with my wife, but at the beginning she won't be working.

Will this salary be enough for both of us? At least for the firsts months?

Thanks!
#Anonymous on Aug 29, 2016 :
Couple with 1 kid here and lived in Auckland for 12 years.Earned 100k combined salary and have a house with a mortgage.I have moved to Perth in the last 3 months to get the sunshine.If you find auckland expensive then you are kidding me-Perth is more expensive but houses are cheaper as the mining boom is over.Auckland on the other hand is doing well with its economy and there are jobs but you need to earn a decent 120k salary to enjoy NZ if you are a couple otherwise it will be hard on you. Dont even think about buying a house unless you are bringing $500K minimum with you.I bought a 2 bedroom unit in 2012 for 270k and it went on auction for $685,000 a fortnight ago and thats a huge profit margin right? but I still didn't sell it because I am getting offers of 700k already after the auction.House prices are ridicolously expensive here.I take the money next week and buy a 4 bedroom house with a swimming pool in Perth for $450k,buy a mean 7 seater SUV and discover australia.I am mortgage free at 40.
Coming back to auckland,its a beautiful city and has a lot to offer but you need some serious cash to enjoy the lifestyle and it rains....all the time....the constant rains is driving people mad so if you are coming from the UK then Auckland is not the place you want to be unless you like the grey dull weather..I'd say be prepared for 300 days of rain!and if you are thinking of renting-Good luck with your find-I feel your pain.
Read the property and economy section of the NZ herald and you will know what I am talking about.I feel sorry for the 10,000 people from UK making a beeline to come to NZ.The grass is not always greener...as for me Perth is doing just fine..I need the 300 days of sunshine!
#SAM on Aug 20, 2016 :
Moving to Auckland (Couple with 1kid)with NZD 85k PA. before tax (monthly around NZD 7000) for one year. Please let me know below things
-How much TAX i need to pay
-Room rent per month (1bhk)
-Food expenses for 2 person with one kid
-Any major expenses

And how much i ca save per month
#Richard on Aug 07, 2016 :
Moving to Christchurch in 2 weeks. It's way cheaper than Auckland and nicer as well despite the rebuild. From my research it's about 20% more than North America in regards to pricing. I got lucky and get free housing and a free work truck......so good luck to those thinking of moving without work or the proper visas. It's a pain in the butt to obtain them but worth it in the long run. Can't wait to start a new chapter in my life. See you all on the ball fields!!! Ciao
#Canadian_Nurse on Aug 05, 2016 :
Wow I am shocked how bad it is in Aukland. My brother is choosing between Winnipeg, Canada or Auckland, New Zealand. After doing some research and reading the comments, I would strongly recommend to my brother to move here in Winnipeg. As an Emergency Nurse here in Winnipeg I get around 80K dollars a year and a big house would be around 400K. Even my rent is really cheap I only pay 465 dollars a month. It is a bachelors apartment but it is quite spacious. I could easilly save 3500 dollars a month. It is sad that the middle class in NZ are having such a difficult time saving money. In Canada the medical personel are paid really well, I know some nurses who get well over 100k dollars a year and live a very comfortable life. I hope NZ does a better job helping their middle class.
#Okasha on Aug 03, 2016 :
I might be moving on an IT role (Intermediate Support Consultant) in one of the largest IT companies in NZ, location Auckland. What's the reasonable annual salary for living ? (a couple, no kids yet) ? I've been hearing numbers around 70 and 75..is that reasonable these days or what?
#Jon on May 07, 2016 :
I may be moving to Auckland and the salary range I'm looking at is between NZ$110,000-130,000 before taxes. How would my salary hold up?
#lisa on May 05, 2016 :
Davey, you're a dickhead.
The average wage is 75K, and that gets you nowhere in Auckland. If you missed the housing escalator and find you have to rent, you face a blanket requirement of $400 a week. The ageing population, who no longer want to flat, are fast discovering their wages are not going up and they are certainly not going any further. I work in media, and I am accepting less than what I was on in 10 years ago, yet I am now in a senior position. I no longer buy the designer clothes but I refuse to quite the coffees and odd nice meal out. But I am not moving forward and will soon back peddle. So we don't wax that last $100... it seems fruitless to do so. I used to save $300 a week 10 years ago, and save I did. But it's getting a harder ask. And given how much harder we're asked to work for less, is it no wonder that odd nice out seems a better punt than slow save in a banking system not tipped in your odds either?
#Mike on Apr 01, 2016 :
Only thing cheap in Auckland is booze and fast food which you can nearly find on every corner.
#Mark on Apr 01, 2016 :
Agree with Sam Samson
His estimate of 500$ per week is about spot on.
Auckland is ridiculousy expensive !!
Premiuim fuel now back around 2.00$ per litre.
Im earning in top 10 % of incomes and have business on side also and I have to be careful with my budget.
Almost no chance of myself buying a house now as the average home is nearing a million dollars.
Auckland now has 62 suburbs with average house prices over 1 million. An absolute joke
Yet the incomes kiwis make arent keeping pace with the cost of living. Average income in NZ approximatley 75000$. Very large disproportions.
Be prepared for a shock if you move here !
#trevor mcgown on Mar 27, 2016 :
Auckland house prices are among the highest in the English speaking world. Tatty brick bungalows from the 1950s can cost a million $NZ.
Most New Zealanders are not all that well paid. I have no clue how Aucklanders can afford their mortgages. Everybody in my neighbourhood seems to drive a SUV (I don't). Again, I have no clue how they afford it.
One consequence of the low pay in New Zealand is very low levels of savings.
The New Zealand income tax is harsh unless you have children and an annual income under 50K/year. Each child then entitles you to $100/week from the income tax department.
#Katie on Feb 25, 2016 :
We are Australian and were living in the UK for 2 years. Now we are in Auckland. It is very expensive here, even in comparison to AUS and UK. In fact, we are still a bit shell shocked. We live quite simply and I have a well paying job but even still it is hard. Be prepared to houseshare.
#Shakeel on Feb 17, 2016 :
Planning to come over to Auckland from UK for a role, offered relocation. Salary offered is 110K p/annum. I have four children so do worry about cost of living. Any thoughts from anyone?
## school student on Feb 08, 2016 :
I am researching the liveability of Auckland for an assignment, any chance of some more information soon?
#alex on Jan 26, 2016 :
HI, could anybody tell me how's it like working as a chef/cook in Auckland? What are the pay rates per hour and how many hours a week is the standard work week. Thx. :)
#Michael on Oct 17, 2015 :
There is no rend cheaper than $400 per week in Auckland. All offers you see are alternated garages or a room in house to share with other people. Even if your room had got separate access - you will hear how rest of the house sneezing, snoring, flushing toilet (NZ doesn't know about soundproof).
For from about $420 pw you can have something private...
Someone wrote in Jan 2015 that food expanse is $140pw - to clarify - this is per person. Not per family. Cheapest meal is $8. If you have 2 a day * 7 days = $112 a week. But you need fruits..
So, $140 is really cheap I would say... Should be about $190.
#Sua Kim on Aug 22, 2015 :
ARRRGRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had to a project in financial literacy with $2000 per week, and it's impossible!!!
#vishnu on Jun 22, 2015 :
I plan to come Auckland as a student,i would like to by doing a part time job ,monthly how much i can yearn
#simon on Jun 06, 2015 :
Hello, i would like to know about the jobs in automotive industry, i am a autotechnician currently working in dubai and i would like to settle in newzealand, can i have your advice please
#Shikha on Apr 22, 2015 :
Hi all, well I am moving to nz with my spouse on student visa and will be pursuing a pg diploma in business administration from AIS at Auckland. Will anyone suggest me how to find accommodations, part time job for myself and full time job for my spouse. He is an automobile expert evaluator as well as sales guy. What will be our future prospects after two year of our visa?
#robert on Apr 12, 2015 :
Hey my name is robert. I'm currently live in usa and work as a nurse. I'm working with agent to get visa to australia but instead they told me it's easier to go to NZ . I'm indonesian. Anyway, I'm applying for PR in new Zealand using skill select. I wonder how much nurse salary in new Zealand and I'm planning to bring my son with me. I need advice . Thank you
#applet on Mar 30, 2015 :
hELLO,

I would like to ask are there a future for me in aukland? I have been in the manufacturing company for 7 yrs and currently in the sugar industry..What are the chances of getting an employer there? Thanks.
#Anjaneya on Mar 19, 2015 :
which place good to study MBA ...in which Australia or New Zealand
#Nigel on Feb 08, 2015 :
Also a note to my previous post, if you are coming to New Zealand as a teacher, please be aware that New Zealand is currently experiencing a large surplus of teachers, so the job market is not ideal for this profession at the moment. But then again you may be very well qualified and land a job easily. But you have been warned!
#Nigel on Feb 08, 2015 :
It depends on which city you are going to live in. If you want to live in Auckland, be prepared to be shocked by the cost of rents and houses. In Auckland, you really need to be in a profession of some sort (teachers included) taking home at least $700 per week after tax to live a comfortable lifestyle. Of course your definition of comfortable may be different from mine. But for me its the ability to eat out at least twice a week, own a decent car, pay my bills on time, have a house or apartment to my self and have at least $100 left over each week to save. The $700 figure may seem high, but if you come as a couple or split costs with a room mate you may be able to get by on less.

Other parts of New Zealand are much cheaper because rent and housing generally is a lot cheaper than in Auckland.
#Sam Samson on Jan 23, 2015 :
Can you do it... of course you can... it ain't cheap .. but you're living in a beautiful little island tucked away in the South Pacific.

For the low budget minded - here are some estimates...

Weekly outgoings/costs (approximates) :
One Bedroom Flat $300 per week
Food $140 / water $20 / Electricity $13 / Gas $9 / public transport $35

Total NZD$517.00 per week

If you share your house and bills you can halve this amount

If you know where to shop and do your own cooking then you should be able to halve the food costs too
#rohrs21 on Jan 20, 2015 :
We are a family of 4 wanting to move to auckland..so u are saying nz is too expensive on a teachers salary?.we are coming from island of kauai hawaii and need to figure out if nz is more expenisve then here thx and aloha:)
#Nithin k.v on Dec 24, 2014 :
I would like to do a diploma course from new zealand..can I get a part time job there and how much I an earn from there.. pls help me ..
#Anonymous on Dec 24, 2014 :
Hello, I am planning to come to Auckland for work purpose. Can anyone pls. tell me how much I may need to spend on monthly basis for Basic things like (Rent-basic/Transportation bus/utilities/food/groceries/internet/phone). for eg. if I get 4k NZDs/per month post tax deduction. Will that be sufficient? and how much I can save per month post all the above mentioned expenditure. Thank you.
#deepak on Dec 19, 2014 :
hii i m coming in nz within couple week so can any body tell me the actuale cost of living in nz
#john from auckland on Nov 20, 2014 :
Now living in the uk. Many costs in nz are twice as high as UK.
#Farrukh from Auckland, NZ on Oct 21, 2014 :
I see figures are accurately mentioned on this website.

Cheers
#anonymouscomment on Oct 17, 2014 :
Hmm I think this is probably quite accurate. Fantastic website numbeo is. Robertfrombulgaria yes NZ is expensive, especially Auckland, and its BECAUSE of the high quality of life that it is expensive. That comes at a price. Auckland is consistently ranked among the top cities in the world. That comes at a price. Other top cities like Vancouver are enormously expensive because everyone wants to live in these cities.
#Bunny on Oct 13, 2014 :
Heii I am bunny from India and I come nz in couple of days and this is my first step to my dream
#sumeet prajapati on Sep 23, 2014 :
Hi,

what's the cost of 1BHK apartment in Auckland ?
and what is the salary for fresh employee?
#Abhishek Baral on Aug 21, 2014 :
Hi, I am Abhishek from Nepal. I am coming Auckland within a couple of week. Can i get join a group for the room sharing ?
#Sachin Bansal on Jul 22, 2014 :
Hi
I am Sachin . I am planning to shift newzealand(Auckland) in couple of month. Can any body help me with the actual cost of living and the part time or full time job prospect in Auckland.
#Sachin Bansal on Jul 22, 2014 :
Hi
I am Sachin from India. I m planning to shift in newzealand in couple of months. Can any body tell me the actual cost of living.
#yiggity on Jul 09, 2014 :
a 1 bed room apartment in the city can be as cheap as $200 per week..
#Bob on Jun 06, 2014 :
Newzealand is very expensive! Being a kiwi myself, we had to leave. Barely making it from month to month as professionals was very difficult
#addi on May 10, 2014 :
Hello

I plan to come new Zealand as a student, my question is can I earn $1700 per month?
#Robert from Bulgaria on May 09, 2014 :
I am shoked of the figures.Can't be that bad!?Bulgaria,65-th rated in the world,according to the quality of life,currently I reside,as a teacher(2500NZ$,after tax)pay 3-4 times less in comparison to what kiwis do.Check this out,all in NZ$:
Home Internet-17,65 Mbps
Mobile,data plan incl.(350min.EU calls and int.-20
Rent(3bed flat)-400
Public transport-0,60 ticket
Taxi-20(20km ride)
Petrol-2,70(same price as NZ)
Beer-1,00(market),2,00-bar
Dinner-50,00(for 4 in restaurant)
Wine-12,00(in restaurant),5,00(shop price)
Dentist-30filling,100-crown,300 denture,300 teeth whitening
Fitness membership-30
Car wash-20
Cinema-8(2/3D)
My car(Kia Carnival van,second-hand,6 years,executive)-5000
Cigarettes-4
100000 russians bought properties in Bulgaria and 80 000 Brits.
So,it looks like to me the poorest EU country offers better quality of life than NZ
#Davey on Feb 11, 2014 :
Ignore the first commenter - most kiwis not on the minimum wage easily have $100 per week (400 per month) left over after essentials. Its just that most kiwis then choose to spend their extra cash, giving the impression we dont have a lot of cash. Most of us kiwis dont know how to save...