Cost of Living in Christchurch

Summary of cost of living in Christchurch, New Zealand:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.50 $ 9.21-24.55
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 73.65 $ 61.38-122.76
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.51 $ 8.59-11.66
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.75 $ 4.30-7.37
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.75 $ 4.91-9.21
Cappuccino (regular) 3.34 $ 2.76-5.52
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $ 1.84-3.68
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 $ 1.23-2.46
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.04 $ 4.65-11.62
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.91 $ 0.97-3.68
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 $ 0.55-1.11
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.91 $ 4.42-10.31
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.28 $ 3.00-6.14
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.11 $ 2.22-5.57
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.59 $ 4.18-9.47
Apples (1 lb) 1.31 $ 0.84-1.92
Banana (1 lb) 1.13 $ 0.97-2.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.42 $ 0.84-2.23
Tomato (1 lb) 2.63 $ 1.39-3.90
Potato (1 lb) 0.94 $ 0.56-1.67
Onion (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.56-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.97 $ 2.15-3.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.33 $ 0.61-2.46
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.21 $ 7.37-15.34
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.57 $ 1.84-5.52
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.35 $ 1.84-6.14
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.32 $ 20.87-24.55
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.72 $ 1.23-2.58
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.42 $ 34.69-70.72
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.46 $ 1.84-6.14
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.96 $ 1.98-4.94
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 47.87 $ 30.69-47.87
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.29 $ 5.58-6.97
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,551.20 $ 21,482.30-27,620.10
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,021.20 $ 18,413.40-23,323.64
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 115.13 $ 55.24-168.79
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 38.22 $ 13.50-58.31
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.23 $ 36.83-58.31
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.98 $ 15.34-66.49
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.77 $ 6.14-18.41
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.05 $ 8.59-13.50
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 808.96 $ 306.89-1,687.90
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,054.18 $ 6,776.13-17,185.84
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.04 $ 36.83-122.14
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.99 $ 18.41-92.07
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94.92 $ 55.23-183.52
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 145.67 $ 76.72-245.51
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,227.19 $ 859.29-1,841.34
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 929.54 $ 441.92-1,534.45
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,125.21 $ 1,473.07-3,682.68
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,519.11 $ 1,227.56-2,455.12
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 325.67 $ 136.19-570.22
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 275.60 $ 171.06-342.13
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,315.88 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.83 6.59-7.20

Prices in Christchurch

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Last update: February 2024
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1 Comments so far
Anju bisht on Mar 18, 2020:
Hi.i have a quary regarding a small budget house in chch.my son is n.z. citizen and works fory hours a week.he is just 18 years old so he gets minimum wages at present i just want to know is he illigible to buy a small apartment or a house in chch.i am his mother I will help him financially how much money he needs to pay in starting .plz suggest us.thanku.