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Cost of Living in Hamilton

Summary about cost of living in Hamilton:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 NZ$ 15.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 NZ$ 80.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 NZ$ 11.00-13.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 NZ$ 4.00-8.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.50 NZ$ 4.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.47 NZ$ 4.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.33 NZ$ 2.50-4.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.95 NZ$ 2.00-3.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.75 NZ$ 8.14-12.76
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.46 NZ$ 0.91-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.33 NZ$ 0.68-1.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.03 NZ$ 3.20-4.65
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.49 NZ$ 4.08-4.99
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 8.16 NZ$ 7.26-9.98
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.24 NZ$ 5.44-10.89
Apples (1 lb) 1.47 NZ$ 1.13-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 1.50 NZ$ 1.36-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 NZ$ 1.36-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 2.55 NZ$ 1.36-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.10 NZ$ 0.77-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 NZ$ 0.91-3.17
Lettuce (1 head) 3.13 NZ$ 2.50-3.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 NZ$ 0.99-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 NZ$ 15.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.00 NZ$ 4.00-6.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.33 NZ$ 4.00-7.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 25.00 NZ$ 20.00-27.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 NZ$ 2.50-3.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 154.50 NZ$ 72.00-237.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 NZ$ 2.00-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 NZ$ 4.83-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 80.00 NZ$ 60.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.88 NZ$ 6.44-7.57
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,245.00 NZ$ 32,990.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,326.67 NZ$ 29,990.00-33,990.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 157.54 NZ$ 120.00-196.15
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.58 NZ$ 0.44-0.89
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 88.22 NZ$ 75.00-99.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.75 NZ$ 40.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37.50 NZ$ 15.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 NZ$ 15.00-18.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 475.00 NZ$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,000.00 NZ$ 14,660.00-21,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 103.20 NZ$ 80.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 67.00 NZ$ 50.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 170.00 NZ$ 120.00-220.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 168.33 NZ$ 120.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,140.00 NZ$ 1,000.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 371.67 NZ$ 200.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,033.33 NZ$ 1,680.00-2,520.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,705.00 NZ$ 1,600.00-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 389.26 NZ$
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 323.30 NZ$ 278.71-367.89
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,299.25 NZ$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.97 4.25-5.75

Prices in Hamilton

These data are based on 404 entries in the past 18 months from 54 different contributors.
Last update: July 2017
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4 Comments so far

#Shirley on Sep 24, 2016 :
For prices of supermarket food mid range see http://shop.countdown.co.nz/
#Shirley Wright on Sep 24, 2016 :
Market rents paid as per bonds paid in New Zealand please go here https://tenancy.govt.nz/rent-bond-and-bills/market-rent/?location=Hamilton+-+Deanwell%2FMelville%2FFitzroy&period=22&action_doSearchValues=Find+Rent
You can change the city as need be
#RitZ on Nov 26, 2015 :
Can anyone confirm if Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre price is accurate? It's way less than some of the other regions.
#Madhu on Jul 16, 2014 :
Awesome site, community helping others, its always better to plan when being in a new place and this website is the first hand information.