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Cost of Living in Christchurch

Summary about cost of living in Christchurch:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 NZ$ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 88.71 NZ$ 70.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 NZ$ 9.60-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 NZ$ 7.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 NZ$ 8.00-10.35
Cappuccino (regular) 4.57 NZ$ 4.00-5.17
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.11 NZ$ 2.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 NZ$ 1.48-3.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.62 NZ$ 6.44-13.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.12 NZ$ 1.36-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.44 NZ$ 1.36-2.09
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.63 NZ$ 3.00-5.90
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.66 NZ$ 3.63-5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.43 NZ$ 4.54-5.91
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.61 NZ$ 5.44-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 1.91 NZ$ 1.36-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.27 NZ$ 0.91-1.59
Oranges (1 lb) 1.56 NZ$ 1.36-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 2.49 NZ$ 1.81-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 NZ$ 0.91-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 0.95 NZ$ 0.68-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.50 NZ$ 2.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.94 NZ$ 0.90-2.96
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$ 12.00-16.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.83 NZ$ 2.00-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 NZ$ 4.00-8.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 28.00 NZ$ 25.00-31.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 NZ$ 2.60-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 104.35 NZ$ 75.00-130.43
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 NZ$ 3.00-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.15 NZ$ 3.30-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 NZ$ 30.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.66 NZ$ 8.14-9.27
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,990.00 NZ$ 32,000.00-45,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,123.75 NZ$ 27,000.00-34,990.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 185.68 NZ$ 130.77-221.77
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.38 NZ$ 0.15-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 83.30 NZ$ 65.00-95.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.48 NZ$ 39.00-98.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.12 NZ$ 0.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.50 NZ$ 11.00-17.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,112.50 NZ$ 800.00-1,250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,500.00 NZ$ 6,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 117.55 NZ$ 100.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 68.79 NZ$ 40.00-120.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.93 NZ$ 100.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 164.45 NZ$ 100.00-250.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,391.11 NZ$ 1,200.00-1,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,161.82 NZ$ 1,000.00-1,329.13
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,889.88 NZ$ 950.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,799.09 NZ$ 1,600.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 441.29 NZ$ 318.47-650.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 330.73 NZ$ 260.13-418.06
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,748.32 NZ$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.86 4.29-6.00

Prices in Christchurch

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Last update: July 2019
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3 Comments so far

#John Kavanagh on Jul 15, 2019 :
Single person aged 75 who owns his own property and motor vehicle has an average life style spends about $2500NZ per month.
For a guide on rents have look at Trademe/property/rental.
#Tej on Oct 11, 2016 :
Can some one tell me the overall expenditure for a working professional in Christchurch? Including a moderate housing and food.
#crystal gomes on Feb 23, 2016 :
Someone please can you tell me the expense needed to be in newzaland because i am a student and planning to do my futher education in Newzaland