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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 87.25 NZ$ 70.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.82 NZ$ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 NZ$ 7.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.50 NZ$ 8.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.46 NZ$ 4.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.09 NZ$ 2.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 NZ$ 1.00-3.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.76 NZ$ 6.81-13.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.01 NZ$ 1.13-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.37 NZ$ 1.13-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.74 NZ$ 3.00-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.64 NZ$ 3.63-5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.52 NZ$ 4.54-7.26
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.57 NZ$ 5.44-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 1.72 NZ$ 1.36-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 1.30 NZ$ 0.91-1.59
Oranges (1 lb) 1.61 NZ$ 1.36-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 2.26 NZ$ 1.81-3.13
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 NZ$ 0.91-2.68
Onion (1 lb) 0.95 NZ$ 0.68-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 NZ$ 1.90-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 NZ$ 1.00-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 NZ$ 13.07-16.00
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) 26.50 NZ$ 24.00-30.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.45 NZ$ 2.60-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 108.70 NZ$ 75.00-134.78
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 NZ$ 3.00-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.99 NZ$ 3.30-6.76
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 NZ$ 30.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.50 NZ$ 7.95-9.27
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,990.00 NZ$ 32,000.00-42,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 NZ$ 27,000.00-34,990.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 184.81 NZ$ 130.77-231.82
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) 84.55 NZ$ 70.00-95.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.03 NZ$ 30.00-99.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.14 NZ$ 0.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 NZ$ 11.00-17.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 916.00 NZ$ 580.00-1,200.00
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) 114.97 NZ$ 80.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 68.53 NZ$ 43.62-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 144.66 NZ$ 100.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 163.95 NZ$ 100.00-260.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,310.91 NZ$ 800.00-1,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,130.77 NZ$ 800.00-1,307.23
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,934.06 NZ$ 1,600.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,844.09 NZ$ 1,600.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 462.58 NZ$ 318.47-650.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 340.44 NZ$ 278.71-418.06
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,699.99 NZ$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.86 4.45-5.59

Prices in Christchurch

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Last update: March 2019
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3 Comments so far

#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
#Mahabub Reja on Mar 03, 2015 :
If I want to study in Christchurch, How much I have to spend for my living cost per month including food and clothing?